Next Steps

Application for a Security Officer Level II

A complete security officer application must be submitted on the most current version of the form provided by the department.

The application must include:

  • the required application fee;
  • fingerprints in form and manner approved by the department;
  • the required criminal history check fee;
  • a copy of the applicant’s Level III certificate of completion;
  • non-Texas residents must provide a copy of an identification card issued by the state of the applicant’s residence, or other government issued identification card; and
  • non-United States citizens must submit a copy of their current alien registration card. Nonresident aliens must also submit documents establishing the right to possess firearms under federal law.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned for clarification or missing information.

The Private Security Program has an online application process and licensing database called Texas Online Private Security (TOPS). TOPS is a user-friendly program that provides faster application processing, application status updates via email, and real time licensing information.

To apply go to TOPS