Texas School Safety (Guardian) Program

This is the Texas Department of Public Safety certification course available to school employees working for school districts that have adopted the Texas School Safety Program.  Upon successful completion, attendees will receive their certificate to carry a defensive firearm throughout their employer’s campus.

Go Heeled Firearms Training has designed this course to exceed the State required minimum standards. We will evaluate and build employee competency, test their comfort levels, and firmly establish their defensive mindset.  We do not rubber stamp certifications.  Districts can feel confident that their employees possess the knowledge, skills, and competency that must accompany this level of responsibility.

Texas Department of Public Safety Required Topics:

  • Student Protection
  • License Holder Interaction with Responding Officers
  • Tactics to Deny Classroom/Facility Entry
  • Increased Accuracy Under Duress

Additional Topics:

  • Defensive Use of Classroom Items
  • Thinking and Acting Under Stress
  • School Carry Guidelines
  • Weapon Retention and Proper Storage

Schedule: By Appointment (Contact Us to Schedule)

Duration: Two Day Course (18 hours total)

Prerequisites: Current Texas License To Carry, Current Texas School District Employee

Cost: Approximately $375 per Student (Minimum 6 participants – Range fees are included; price may vary based on distance and local range availability)


Day One (9 hours)

  • Pre-Course Qualifications: Morning of day one – Must score 90% or better to complete the rest of the training.
    • LTC Proficiency Demonstration (50 rounds)
    • Written LTC Test (25 questions)
    • Pistol Skill Enhancement – Movement, Malfunctions, and Reloads (100 rounds)
  • Classroom Training – DPS Required Curriculum

Day Two (9 hours)

  • Range Training
    • Shooting Under Duress (200 round live-fire proficiency on hostage targets)
    • Classroom Training
  • DPS Required Curriculum
    • Final written exam (90% required)

Required Items:

  • Current Texas License To Carry (Card in Hand)
  • Proof of Current Texas School District Employment
  • Eye and Hearing Protection
  • Handgun: .32 caliber or larger – Semi or Revolver (Semi with 10+ round capacity is encouraged)
    • 3 Magazines or 2 Speed Loaders
    • Handguns should be in clean/safe working order, transported in a case or holster
    • Ammunition: Minimum 350 rounds of brass-cased, factory ammo
    • Belt or Paddle Holster (No Serpa Style Holsters)
  • Range Appropriate Clothing
    • Footwear that covers the entire foot (mandatory)
    • Long pants, belt, and shirt with a conservative neckline
    • Baseball cap or brimmed hat
    • Inclement weather gear (if raining)