July 26th, 2015 by TCTA admin

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Crosses Milestone Successfully Training over 4,000 students in the Security Industry


There has never been such a demand and a legitimate need for well-trained security professionals from guards to bodyguards, and beyond. One resource that consistently wins praises training these professionals is Texas Certified Training Academy. Recently, the academy celebrated training over 4,000 students who have successfully entered the security industry.

Security guards and bodyguards are needed more than ever in the state of Texas, with new employment opportunities appearing every day. Many of these jobs aren’t just nine to five paychecks, but important positions that protect people’s lives and make a real difference in the world. Austin guard training - TCTA

This has left the security industry in real need of professional schools that can produce quality, well-trained, responsible guards. Answering the call has been Texas Certified Training Academy, an academy well known and respected for training high-level security professionals and bodyguards.

The academy, their students and the companies employing them, have all greeted this accomplishment with enthusiasm.

“While other schools develop guards, we develop security professionals,” commented a spokesperson from Texas Certified Training Academy. 

“There’s more of a need than ever and we understand that there’s a great responsibility in making sure everyone who graduates from our academy is well trained and prepared. It’s an all-around win/win for us, for our students and, most of all, for the companies they work for and the people or property they protect.”

According to the company, they are very proud to offer a number of different courses including: Non-Commission; Commission; Bodyguard; CHL; C.E.W.; Handcuffing; Pepper Spray; Baton Training; First Aid / CPR; and Advanced Weapons. New courses are often added and updated as required.

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In Texas, the law is very strict in that all people performing a security role – uniformed or not – even if called a bouncer or other name, must have completed at least a non-commission security course, such as the one taught at Texas Certified Training Academy. It’s an arrestable offense to perform those job functions without the license.

Former students have praised their experience having taken courses at the academy.

Texas Certified Training Academy ReviewsJohn M., from Texas, recently said, “When I came home from the army I knew I wanted to be a security guard, but one who worked for quality companies. My friend suggested I come to Texas Certified Training Academy to get certified, and I’m glad I did.

I’ve turned my past experience and certificates into very good jobs and my career just keeps getting better and better. Five stars and highly recommended. This is the place to go to for someone seriously considering a job in security in Texas, without any doubt at all.”

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Courses are scheduled very frequently at the academy and private lessons for certification are also available to interested students. All rates are some of the lowest available in the entire state.

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For more information on guard training and what security professional development they have to offer, be sure to visit Texas Certified Training Academy.

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July 24th, 2015 by TCTA admin

Texas Certified Training Academy Reviews

TCTA Expresses Gratitude for Passionate Security Guard Students of our School

With the need for security guards and bodyguards on the rise in Texas, it’s no surprise many people would be exploring where the best place is to take the required courses and become certified. One name sure to come up is Texas Certified Training Academy who offers a long list of security guard, bodyguard and related courses at reasonable rates.

Backing up the company’s claims of being one of the best guard schools in the nation is a long list of TCTA reviews from past students praising the academy for the head start it’s given them in a growing profession that matters.

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Security Expert, Glenn Jones (Left)

“We take our responsibility very seriously,” remarked Glenn J., General Manager at TCTA. “We are training people to enter an industry where their skills could save someone’s life or property. 

Fortunately, our team is stacked with very experienced Instructors from Law Enforcement and military backgrounds who know what it takes to succeed as a security guard or bodyguard; and they do their best to pass this knowledge on; it’s a win-win for everyone concerned. We couldn’t be more grateful to our past students who have recommended our academy to others, and given us such wonderful feedback.”

This sense of professionalism isn’t lost on students who have been quick to praise it on Yelp, when reviewing the academy. However, Yelp often screens or filters great reviews from non-paying businesses – many businesses and well known articles have stated – so look for the “not recommend” reviews at the bottom of the Yelp page. 

Yelp feedback “TCTA will NOT pay to play with Yelp and if that means all of our good reviews continue to be filtered, so be it” -says Glenn. “They have approached us several times and highly encouraged us to pay for an enhanced business listing- we said no, and all of our positive reviews remain at the bottom and filtered – go figure.” 

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Great Reviews about Texas Certified Training Academy 

“The Texas Certified Training Academy deserves more than Five Stars. I’ve attended the Level II, Level III, Level IV, OC, First Aid, and Advanced Firearms Courses. Every Instructor was extremely professional, skilled and an expert in their field. This academy is exceeding the state training requirements and preparing Private Security Officers to succeed. I cannot imagine that there is any other academy that is providing so much training at this very reasonable cost. 

IReviews for TCTA did the research before I chose this academy and I glad to have attended these classes. I am lucky enough to have many years of experience in the security industry, but these courses have made me more valuable, prepared and marketable. If you are looking to invest into a new career and yourself, this is the Academy to choose.” commented Daniel N., from Hutto, TX in a five star Yelp review. 

“I used Texas Certified Training Academy for three certifications. I found the Instructors to be knowledgeable and prepared for each class. The required instructional material was handled in a professional manner; the firearms training was realistic with additional maneuvers that provided beneficial experience. The self-defense training was excellent. I do not feel that anything useful was left out of the courses.” Ken F. (prior Law Enforcement Officer) from Austin, Texas also agreed in his own Yelp review.

In just over six years, Texas Certified Training Academy has graduated over 4,000 students; an incredible number to prepare to enter into the security and bodyguard fields by themselves and a testament to the school’s professionalism and reputation. 

Most of these students have quickly found positions in the Texas security world, steadily building the academy a very good reputation with employers looking for quality guards. This has certainly added to the Texas Certified Training Academy reviews praising their programs, since their TCTA graduation has helped many get good jobs in the field more easily.

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Texas Certified Training Academy Testimonials

“I came to Yelp to get some quick contact information for (yet another) recommendation to a current employee of mine and I’m amazed at the two negative reviews. I took a class with Glenn a couple of years ago and was so impressed that I still recommend him highly to anyone who asks.

I have taken classes all over Central and North Texas during my years in the security industry and I still maintain that Glenn’s class was the most informative training I have received. I’m now Operations Manager for a security company in the Austin area and get questions quite often from employees wanting to pursue additional licensing or training.

I always give them TCTA’s information and I have yet to hear from anyone who was anything other than completely impressed with the depth of subject matter and the quality of training. When I interview job candidates who have received training there I always know that at the very least, they have been properly exposed to the most important and basic fundamentals of safety and security. Not so with most training academies around.

It is unfortunate that most Instructors just pass trainees through and take the money. TCTA has an honest interest in turning out security officers that have the training to make good decisions and improve the industry.” Rebecca W., an Austin-Texas based security professional who is also a graduate of TCTA observed in her own review on Yelp, commenting on a poor review that appeared to be from a shill account, a problem Yelp faces too often, unfortunately.

positive feedback for TCTAIn addition to Yelp, TCTA reviews have been positive across nearly every other forum that looks at security guard training in Texas, including the industry-specific PrivateSecurityReviews.com, well-known for its uncensored feedback.

 “I took the Level 3 and Level 4 with Texas Certified Training Academy. They know training and customer service. I will continue to take classes with them. All the Instructors were very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.” Keith Payne (another prior Law Enforcement Officer), recently said on Private Security Reviews.com in another five star review.

For people considering entering the security or bodyguard fields in Texas, an informed decision of what school to attend is a wise one. Based on the combination of the huge number of students successfully graduated and working in the industry, plus the remarkable number of pieces of passionate feedback for the academy online, Texas Certified Training Academy seems like a better choice than ever.

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January 1st, 2015 by TCTA admin

Texas Certified Training Academy Celebrates 6 Years in Business Training the State’s Best Security Guards and Bodyguards

Authorized press release: January 1st, 2015

With the need for security and bodyguards greater than ever, especially in the state of Texas, it’s no surprise a professional school for producing these agents is in high demand. Texas Certified Training Academy offers just that kind of training. Recently, the academy celebrated its sixth year in business and couldn’t be happier! training schools in Austin

Being a security guard or bodyguard is not just a job to take likely, but is in fact, very serious business. This makes the responsibility of training professionals in this field a real one – considering (in many cases), the guards will be protecting people’s lives, as the first line of defense against potential danger.

In Texas, TCTA has received extensive praise for their work producing exceptionally highly-trained and responsible security guards and bodyguards who have gone on to work in a huge number of different agencies successfully.

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Recently, the academy was happy to celebrate their sixth year in business serving the state of Texas since 2009, with the remarkable accomplishment of having an injury and incident free record the entire time.

Instructors of TCTA, having prior military and law enforcement experience and backTraining for security guards Austingrounds, pride themselves on delivering outstanding training value to all of their students.

“It has always been a pleasure to give back to this industry and pass on my experience to others seeking to become a security professional,” commented Senior Instructor and General Manager Glenn Jones.

“We look forward to providing many more years of phenomenal service to the dedicated men and women who serve the private sector.”

Licensed security training school

guard training in Austin Texas According to the company, Texas Certified Training Academy is a state licensed security training school with board licensed Instructors who possess deep experience in giving some of the best security training in the industry.

A long list of courses are offered including: Commission, Non-commission, Bodyguard, CHL, C.E.W., Pepper Spray, Hand cuffing, Baton training, First Aid/CPR and advanced weapons.

For potential students who would like to discuss which courses are most appropriate to meet their individual needs, TCTA always has a professional ready to answer any questions as best they can.

Both group classes, which are scheduled frequently, as well as private training (which can be set up at the most convenient time for students), are offered at the academy.

Past students who are now working in the security industry have not hesitated to give their endorsements of the TCTA.

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Chris C. from Texas, recently said, “I’m a veteran, and having going to college briefly, I realized it wasn’t for me. One of my friends who was also in the Army had gone to TCTA and had a great paying job in security. I followed his lead, took the training, and it was really a great decision. I started off working at a job that was very good and now a year later I’m working at one that I really love. It’s nice to know also, my experience from the military is being used to help keep Americans safe here. I recommend TCTA highly to anyone considering security work.”

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