Security Online Course by Texas Certified Tactical Academy (TCTA)

Texas Certified Tactical Academy (TCTA) is a Texas Department of Public Safety-approved and licensed training academy. We have an actual ‘brick and mortar’ location in Round Rock/ Pflugerville, Texas, and we are excited to offer an online version of the Texas DPS-RSD official Level 2 Non-Commissioned training course and also the Level-3 Commission security course. Many security companies find it is easier to have their employees/officers take this online course in their office or at home, instead of sending their employees/officers to us each time they hire or process a new member of their team- so we listened to them and implemented this course. Although we do recommend taking all courses in person at our school so that you can have that personal instruction from our staff, have the ability to ask questions, get help with other areas, or have things explained differently – this online course does provide a convenient way to be certified from your home or office quickly. Please understand this is only a course and NOT a license to work security in the state. You still will need to apply and register with Texas DPS-RSD, pay fees to them and submit to a fingerprint and background check after you complete the course.

Online Security Course tcta

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site and providing us with the opportunity to share the Level-2 Non-Commission, and Level-3 Commission classes with you online. We hope to interest you to view our main site and invite you to continue your education in the security industry with the various classes we offer found on our main site.

These courses (Lv2 and Lv3) are authorized to be taken online as Texas DPS-RSD regulations no longer state that it “must be given in a classroom environment” (removed statement years ago). This opens the door to an online class for the Level-2 Non-Commission, and Level-3 Commission courses (although to note, we are a certified school with certified instructors anyway). These courses comply with the State’s minimum course regulations, to also note-several schools have been offering the Level-2 Non-Commission and Level-3 Commission courses online or partially for years, so this is not a new concept (as is the case for online LTC classes found all over the internet with DPS approval).


The Level-2 non-Commission class can be completed in a day and is 100% online. The Level-3 Commission course is done in two parts: Part 1: Online at your home or job site to read and review the course material (which should take a couple of days). Part 2: You must come to our classroom for the hands-on portion of the course to cover: Weaponless Defense, Baton, Pepper Spray, Handcuffing, Firearms (with range qualification), and the state exam. These are done in two jam-packed full days, and at the end, we hand you your training certificates. The days of sitting in a classroom for 4-5 days (often not being paid by your employer) are over. We listened to our customers, observed other schools, and double checked the regulations on this. As such, here you go- a course and timeline that makes sense. A couple other schools out there provide only Part 1 (and call it the theory) and charge for this. Then they inform you that they do not provide Part 2 and inform you to go find another school that does (which you will be charged another fee again). We provide the entire course from A-Z (for one charge) and you won’t have to contact two schools or go to two different places, we do it all (as it should be). 

This is the perfect process for students with police, military, or prior security experience as you no longer have to sit through 5 painful days of “security 101” and can simply read through the site on your own, come for two-days, test out, and leave- too easy. 

We deeply value your business and look forward to a continued relationship with you.  You can click “sign up” below or continue to explore our site.



Texas DPS-RSD required notice to all students and employees of guard companies that are seeking a license.

Please be advised under the Private Security Act (Occ. Code Chapter 1702) and Administrative Rule 35.4 (37 Tex. Admin. Code 1), a criminal “conviction” may disqualify you from a registration, commission or license under the Act (not traffic tickets). You may wish to review Rule 35.4’s list of disqualifying offenses and the related periods of ineligibility, available on the department’s website at .  You also have a right to request from the department a criminal history evaluation letter under Occupations Code Section 53.102.

Texas Certified Tactical Academy TX DPS-RSD # F09418701

Online Security Training banner