Security Guard Training Academy in Houston, TX

Welcome to CSS Security Guard Training academy based in Houston. We provide high-quality and personalized security guard training at our academy. Although we’re based in Houston, we also support other cities around Texas.

Our main goal is that clients get the level of protection they deserve and need. This drives our commitment to graduate only the best guards in Texas, and why our certification is so well respected by clients.

All our graduates go through a strict and comprehensive training course that helps them to acquire industry-leading skills which they bring to the workplace. All security guards are certified by the Texas department of public safety.

Check out our security guard training class dates, or give us a call to find out more information today.

Certified Security Officer training

CSS advanced security training in houston

City Security Academy has been providing a Security Officer training system for Houston Security Officers.  Our training videos consist of 34 security sectors followed by an exam after each video.  This is a total of 16 -18 of classroom work covered over 2 days.  We recognize the importance of providing you with the best training program available to help your company and Security Officers succeed.

It’s no mystery that a well-trained employee helps your company be more competitive for new business, increases hourly rates to the security officer, and boosts employee satisfaction which gives you longevity in your employment.  Our training programs typically exceed 95% of most state requirements. 

We look forward to partnering with you to help better train and educate your career as a Security Officer.  Please bring your lunch to class.  We will most likely work through lunch to get you back home faster.

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Css Advanced Security Guard Training Program

CSS Advanced Security Guard Training program lasts 8 hours.  You will be trained and certified in 30 subject matters of security.  The total course is $75.00.

To succeed you must invest in yourself.  Having these certifications in this industry has proven to give $1.00 – $3.00 higher hourly pay.  Beat your competition in the interview process and signup today!   Starts every Tuesday and Thursday!  (610 and 290 | Close to Galleria) 15 Seat Limit per session.


Active Shooter

Access Control 

Traffic Control

Gated Communities

Terrorism Patrol

Interviewing Victims and Witnesses 

Introduction to Security


Sexual Harassment

Uniform and Equipment

Active Shooter

Law of Arrest

Traffic Control

Public Relations

Terrorism Patrol

First Aid

Crisis Response

Security Officer Safety

Pepper Spray

Resolving Conflicts

Mobile Patrol

Fire Watch

Protecting a Crime Scene

Report Writing

Firearms Safety

Resolving Conflicts

Level 2 Guard Vs. Level 3 Guard

A security guard or security officer is responsible for monitoring a specific area or building to prevent violent incidents, theft, or other events that may endanger people or property. To get a security certificate in Texas, a person must undergo a security guard training course. There are a number of types of licenses or “levels” to obtain that determine the kind of security work you are able to do.

In Houston, TX, a level 2 non-commissioned security license allows for a Houston Texas security guard to provide unarmed security services. In contrast, for an armed security guard license, a level 3 certificate is required.

We offer both levels of security training as well as level 4 security guard training, which is bodyguard or executive protection. You can select the course that best fits your need or budget, and our expert trainers can get you trained, certified, and ready to have a successful career in security.

Level 4 armed bodyguard

We currently also offer first-class Level 4 security training. As the next step up from a level 3 guard, graduates can find work as a bodyguard or executive protection, which is more lucrative. As a personal protection officer, you can work in plain-clothes and carry concealed while on duty.

This is a level up from our level 3 certification, and that is evident by the training delivered in our academy in Houston, Texas. As we as expert classroom instruction, the course also includes live-fire exercises, weaponless defense, scenarios, force-on-force exercises, and physical activities.

If you are looking for Level 4 certification, don’t be satisfied with some videos or a PowerPoint that run you through some of the theory, ensure you get time on the range and have practical training in personal security so that you are able to keep both yourself and your clients safe.

Security training and what makes a good security officer?

Whether you are looking to obtain an armed level 3 security license or unarmed level 2 security guard license, we have you covered. All of our training is delivered by world-class instructors and in accordance with state regulations. Besides our training, there are other skills and attributes that can make you a good security professional. They include:


In Houston, Texas, officers must undergo a thorough background check. Honesty is one of the key attributes that people want to find in a guard. This will be the person in charge of watching the access of a building, protecting a business from theft, and taking care of people. If they are level 3 certified, they will be entitled to carry a weapon; honesty is a verifiable requirement.


A good guard is the one that is always alert and focused. They need to be aware of their surroundings and know the facilities very well. This will help them detect any potentially dangerous situations.

Physical Fitness

Good physical health contributes to better mental alertness. Due to the nature of the job, a guard must be in good shape, have a healthy weight, and exercise regularly. They should be able to react quickly to unpredicted events, handle stressful situations, and make the right decisions when under pressure.

Communication Skills

A guard will be in contact with clients, residents, customers, i.e., the people they protect. For this reason, it is very important they present a courteous and friendly attitude towards clients and the general public. Good communication skills can be particularly useful when facing a challenging situation. Written communication skills are also important; often, roles require regular reporting, especially documenting when you needed to take action.

These are the attributes that we look for in our applicants and that we encourage during our security guard training program at our academy in Houston, Texas. For more information, give us a call today.

Security guard training academy

Our security guard training academy, based in Houston, Tx, is home to some of the best security instructors across all the states. Not only does our training prepare you for the role, but it also puts you at the front of the queue for security jobs because our training is recognized as some of the best in the industry.

We offer certification training for level2 for unarmed officers. This trains you to be able to handle the day-to-day roles of being a security officer, while preparing you to be able to stay calm and react safely and professionally when the unexpected happens. A level 2 Houston Texas security guard, trained with us, is well prepared and recognized by clients throughout Texas as a great candidate, putting you right at the top of the job market.

Our level 3 armed security guard training is recognized as one of the state’s best training programs. Level 3 graduates have had practical training in managing hostile situations and time on the range to ensure they are competent with a weapon and the role it plays in security.

To be a level 3 security office in Houston, Texas, you need to pass a criminal background check. If you don’t think you will pass, you should not start the training because the check is obligatory.

Next up from our level 3 training, our level 4 personal bodyguard training courses are for graduates looking to work as a bodyguard or executive security. To obtain a level 4 license in Texas, you are required to be legally allowed to carry a gun because you will have a level 4 license that gives you permission to conceal carry while on duty in the state of Texas.

Level 3 allows you to be armed but not concealed. The training on the level 4 program is more intense and covers more time on the range handling a weapon in a variety of situations, as well as looking at close quarter protection. Our training is intentionally demanding because our graduates are recognized as some of the best in the industry.

Would you make a good security officer?

Being a security officer is not for everyone. We can provide you with all the training you need, but if you don’t have some of the right traits or the right attitude, you’ll make a poor security professional and, worse, hate every minute of it.

What are the Types of Security Guard Services does CSS provide?

If you are thinking about joining our training program in Houston, Texas, before you join the training and apply for your license, ask yourself if you:

  1. Are able to effectively communicate in oral and written forms.
  2. Can think quickly.
  3. Often exercise good judgment in dangerous situations.
  4. Have knowledge of public safety.
  5. Have legal permission to carry a gun (for armed positions).
  6. Clean criminal background.

Understand the laws and regulations in the state of Texas (or any other state, depending on where the license will be issued) or are willing to commit to training, so you do. 

getting started

If you are serious about training to become a security professional, you’ve come to the right place. We have the best instructors in the state and a reputation for graduating only the best guards. Give your career a headstart by becoming certified with City Security Services. Check out our security training class dates now or call us for more information.

contact city security services today


2600 N Loop W #300,
Houston, TX 77092

Phone: (713) 485-4425
License #C11614301

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