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School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby kg5ie » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:22 am

Not sure what the official name of the class is going to be, but any word on when we will be able to apply to be a School Safety Certification Instructor?


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Re: School Safety Instructor Classes

Postby kg5ie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:25 pm

Well, the training material was posted on the Instructor Resources page for a day, then they took it back down. :-(
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Postby kg5ie » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:26 am

Well, the training material is back up including the application form for the instructor course. I have submitted the LTC-94 application. Guess now begins the wait to see when the classes make and where they will be held.
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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby troglodyte » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:39 pm

Have we really figured out what this really is? I'm really interested but I'm not sure what it really entails or who it is designed for.

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:35 pm

I was in the first of two pilot classes and my certificate should be here next week. Classes for LTC instructors who want this extra certification to teach the school safety course will likely be scheduled in January. The application form is already on the DPS website.

The legislative purpose for this course is to teach teachers how to defend a class against an "active shooter." The target audience are teachers who carry handguns in their classrooms. This is not a 4 hr. course for teachers. It's a minimum of 16 hrs. and the shooting portion of the class is going to be pretty demanding for come folks. (90% score on the range.) I was very impressed with the course DPS created in response to this very difficult legislative mandate of a 16hr course. It won't make teachers "operators," but it will make them think and give them some direction. This is better than trying to figure out what to do when they hear the first rounds going off.

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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby superchief » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:36 pm

what are the requirements for instructors?

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Postby Liberty » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:17 pm

Will regular people be able to take these classes and get a certificate. A course like this sounds like it would be appropriate for the workplace, or even at terrorist targets like malls, churches or workplaces.
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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:39 pm

superchief wrote:what are the requirements for instructors?

At one time, consideration was given to requiring not only certification as an LTC instructor, but some relevant experience as well. I don't think that was adopted. The instructor application asks if the LTC Instructor has taught at least 4 LTC classes within the last year.

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:44 pm

Liberty wrote:Will regular people be able to take these classes and get a certificate. A course like this sounds like it would be appropriate for the workplace, or even at terrorist targets like malls, churches or workplaces.

I don't know of any requirement that a student must be a teacher or other employee of a school to take the course. I wholeheartedly agree that it would be an appropriate course for businesses, churches, etc. I plan to offer such classes, including our church.

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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby Scott B. » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:22 pm

FYI, the DL/ID number field appears to be coded incorrectly if your filling this form out via Acrobat.
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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby Scott B. » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:30 pm

Charles,

Since you were in one of the pilot classes - how many days are we talking about?
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Postby RossA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:34 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Liberty wrote:Will regular people be able to take these classes and get a certificate. A course like this sounds like it would be appropriate for the workplace, or even at terrorist targets like malls, churches or workplaces.

I don't know of any requirement that a student must be a teacher or other employee of a school to take the course. I wholeheartedly agree that it would be an appropriate course for businesses, churches, etc. I plan to offer such classes, including our church.

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Charles, I once inquired about offering similar classes for churches, and I was told that teaching classes to "security teams" or whatever you would call them constituted a violation of the Occupations Code which requires someone to be certified as a licensed Texas Security Guard instructor.
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Postby RossA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:41 pm

Scott B. wrote:FYI, the DL/ID number field appears to be coded incorrectly if your filling this form out via Acrobat.


So does the field for entering Jr. or Sr. after your name
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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby troglodyte » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:56 pm

RossA wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Liberty wrote:Will regular people be able to take these classes and get a certificate. A course like this sounds like it would be appropriate for the workplace, or even at terrorist targets like malls, churches or workplaces.

I don't know of any requirement that a student must be a teacher or other employee of a school to take the course. I wholeheartedly agree that it would be an appropriate course for businesses, churches, etc. I plan to offer such classes, including our church.

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Charles, I once inquired about offering similar classes for churches, and I was told that teaching classes to "security teams" or whatever you would call them constituted a violation of the Occupations Code which requires someone to be certified as a licensed Texas Security Guard instructor.
Is that right?


I suspect Charles will offer it to the members of his congregation and not to a "security team" specifically.

I would like the "security team" issue cleared up in this legislative session. If schools can ask their teachers to carry, even offering stipends for training or purchasing firearms and ammo, then it seems a precedent has been set. Why can't church members volunteer to do the same?

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Re: School Safety Certification Instructor Classes

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:27 pm

RossA wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Liberty wrote:Will regular people be able to take these classes and get a certificate. A course like this sounds like it would be appropriate for the workplace, or even at terrorist targets like malls, churches or workplaces.

I don't know of any requirement that a student must be a teacher or other employee of a school to take the course. I wholeheartedly agree that it would be an appropriate course for businesses, churches, etc. I plan to offer such classes, including our church.

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Charles, I once inquired about offering similar classes for churches, and I was told that teaching classes to "security teams" or whatever you would call them constituted a violation of the Occupations Code which requires someone to be certified as a licensed Texas Security Guard instructor.
Is that right?

I don't know. If I teach the class to churches, it won't be to security teams, but to Sunday School teachers and other Bible Study leaders.

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