School Safety Training Course
(Active Shooter Response for Educators)
(15 - 20 hours / 2 days)
Individual or Group Rate ($260/student)
(minimum of 300 rounds)
(1 - 6 students)
Note: This is limited to those who are employed by a public or private school, and who already possess a valid Texas LTC.
This course was developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in response to Texas Govt. Code §411.1901. The four objectives of this course are:
1. The protection of students;
2. Tactics for denying an intruder entry into a classroom or school facility;
3. Methods for increasing an LTC holder's accuracy with a handgun under duress; &
4. Interaction of LTC holder's with First Responders.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be issued a certificate. The certificate is merely proof that the student has successfully completed these stringent course requirements; it should be clearly understood that no course will allow an LTC holder to carry a firearm onto school grounds unless pursuant to written permission or school policy authorizing it.
- Already possess a valid Texas LTC
- Must score 90% or higher on written pre-test
(this pre-test is administered on Day 1, covering the laws you already learned in the LTC course)
- Must score 90% or higher on range pre-qualification
(same course of fire as the LTC pistol qualification, prior to beginning training on Day 1)
This course consists of 15 - 20 hours of lecture, discussion, demonstration, and several practical exercised utilizing the Avoid / Deny / Defend methodology created by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
While not required, the classroom & practical exercise portions of this course are best conducted on-site (within your school environment, as this will tailor the instruction to what is applicable to your setting).
The following is a typical two-day School Safety Course Training Schedule (on request I can modify this to a three-day course and add additional content (additional range training; additional block on civilian response to traumatic injuries), if desired):
Day 1: (Approx. 8 - 10 hours)
- Written Pre-Test (on current LTC laws) (90% required)
- Hands-on Dry Fire in the classroom to establish base-line skills
- Range Pre-Qualification (same course of fire as LTC Course) (90% required)
- Overview of the Texas DPS School Safety Course
- Overview of Active Shooter events & responses / Lessons Learned
- Avoid / Deny / Defend methodology (with practical exercises specific to a school setting)
Day 2: (Approx. 8 - 10 hours)
- Continuation of Avoid / Deny / Defend methodology (with practical exercises)
- Immediate care of the wounded, with emphasis on bleeding control & protecting the airway (TECC protocols for non-medical personnel to render aid while waiting on first responders to arrive + "Stop the Bleed" training)
- Interaction with First Responders
- Final Written Exam (90% required)
- Shooting Under Duress (Instruction & Range Exercises)
- Issue "School Safety Course" & "Stop the Bleed" Certificates