TEXAS PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR MANAGERS EXAM
Qualified Manager licensing application and test information,
consultation & license exam study guide material!
NOTE: it is the SAME exact test for all PSB Qualified Managers:
security company, private investigator, alarm, locksmith!
Texas Private Investigator exam
Texas Qualified Manager's exam
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The Texas PSB (Private Security Board) qualified manager’s exam is given three to five times a month
at the Department of Public Safety headquarters in Austin. Exams are scheduled for manager, supervisor,
and consultant applicants after the proper applications and required fees have been received and when
it is determined that the applicants meet the experience requirements for that particular position.
Experience will only be considered when it is submitted directly on the PSB-02 (PDF) form.
The manager’s exam is designed to ensure that every manager, supervisor, and consultant have a
of the rules and regulations that govern the private security industry in Texas.
Every applicant for these three positions must pass the same exam which covers the statute and rules
(regardless of the category of company for which the managers/owners are applying).
The exam consists of 140 questions and the time allotment is two hours. Multiple versions of the exam.
Question format is true/false and multiple choice.
A score of 105 or greater is required to pass the exam.
Exam results are sent to the company mailing addresses after the exam dates.
By statute, the Bureau has 30 days to notify test takers of their scores.
If the score is failing, a re-exam date will be included in the notice.
A re-exam requires a $100 fee, and applicants are allowed to re-test as
often as the exam schedule allows within their 90 day application window.
Scheduled applicants must bring a copy of their invitation letter as well as their driver’s license or state ID to the exam;
they must also know their application or company license number.
All correspondence from the Private Security Bureau will include this number.
The Managers exam was significantly modified.
The current exam questions now focus on issues of general concern to
managers of licensed companies, such as the eligibility criteria for registrations, pre-employment obligations and procedures,
application requirements, record-keeping, and the procedures relating to disciplinary actions and administrative fines.
Texas Guard Company Manager Requirements:
(a) All applicants for registration as manager of a guard
company must be at least 21 years of age at the
time of application.
(b) All such applicants must have at least three (3) years accumulated
employment experience in the field
in which the applicant’s prospective
is licensed, including at least one (1) year of experience in
a managerial or supervisory position.
Texas Manager Exam Information:
The applicant applying as a manager/supervisor or consultant is required
to demonstrate qualifications in
the person’s license classification,
including knowledge of applicable state laws and administrative
rules by taking and passing an examination.
The exam consists of 140 questions – multiple choice and true/false.
A score of 105 or
greater is required to pass the exam.
Exams are only administered in the Austin Headquarters-Department of Public Safety
Complex by appointment only. Note: Please do not call Private Security Program (PSB) to
inquire as to the exam date. The PSB will notify applicants by mail of all test dates and times.
Scheduled applicants must bring in a copy of their invitation letter as well as their driver’s
license or state ID to the exam; they must also know their application file number or
company license number. Please refer to correspondence letter from the Private Security
Program to obtain your application or company license number.
Exam results are released not later than the 30th
day after a person takes a licensing
The “exam fee” is included in the original company license application fee. A person who
fails the examination must pay a reexamination fee to take a subsequent examination. The
cost for a reexamination is $100. Applicants are allowed to retest as often as the exam
schedule allows within their 90 day application window.
License test secret #1:
Understand that you must know the data needed to pass
every one of several different 140-question tests
as to be able to pass whichever is assigned to you.
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You might be asked what 'class' license is your goal. Here are the choices:
- Class A – Private Investigation Company (Private Investigation services)
- Class B – Security Contractor License (Alarms Systems, including camera/closed circuit television systems (selling, installing and monitoring)).
- Class B – Security Contractor License (Guard services, including armed and unarmed guards)
- Class B – Security Contractor License (Armored Car or Courier Service)
- Class B – Security Contractor License (Locksmith services)
- Class C – Combination of Private Investigation & Security Contractor
- Class D – Electronic Access Control Device Company (note: Class B Combination of Electronic Access Control Device & Security Contractor)
- Class T – Telematic Company
License test secret #2:
Most test-takers do the worst on
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT type questions.
These are the ones that many test-takers do bad on!
Records - Employees - Legal Requirements
Studying helps prepare you for these-- and much more!
contain questions with
answers you feel are open to OPINION!
But what if your 'opinion' doesn't
match that of the test writer?!
Studying helps prepare you forquestions too.
We can include many non-test pages of items to assist in your business.
An exciting new Texas test training option!
Also available is 'Texas Private Investigator Exam study questions: by text'!
As a supplement to our paper training packages,
a series of key Texas topic questions and answers can be sent to your own cell phone.
For those who order our packages by shipping, this can 'warm them up' while awaiting delivery!
Not BS 'on-line' study or useless multiple-choice questions:
these are Texas PSB-type questions with guaranteed-correct answers, sent directly to your phone.
If your phone can't take texts, we can do this 'warm-up' to your e-mail instead.
at least 2 persons use our help to pass testing!
We are not a bunch of silly on-line 'pretend' questions.
We don't lock you to a computer to study, nor do we give you useless multiple-choice questions.
We have a hefty paper package of PROVEN study for the current Texas Private Investigator exam.
Study ours anywhere, wherever you go.
More than 4500 persons nationwide have used our study material to pass their states' tests!
Here are the State's licensing fees:
Class A license (original and renewal): $350
Class B license (original and renewal): $400
Class C license (original and renewal): $540
Class T license (original and renewal): $2500
Testing secret #3
Watch out for these types of answer choices:
SIMILAR ANSWER CHOICES
Sometimes more than one answer choice
will look the same-- but there will be
difference if you look close!
Studying helps prepare you for these-- and much more!
Database Company Site Inspections
Did you know that many database companies will not give you an account until you pass a 'site visit'?
They don't tell you what they are looking for, so you can't 'prepare'.
Many visits fail, and usually neither the inspector nor the database company will not tell why it failed!
It's hard to pass if you are in an office building-- but it is far harder to pass if your office is at home.
We have the secret list of what they might ask during the site visit-- and what they are secretly looking for!
Ask us to include this secret list, and we will.
Are you taking the test this week?
And you waited 'til today to look for study material?!
We might have special help for you.
Some choose the smaller $120 'Package B' instead!
Smaller, but more than 200 pages, and includes more than 400
of full text from the
codes, and includes a copy of key licensing statutes,
covering most common topics many who failed
said they would have passed had they known!
Also includes a Sexual Harassment section
and an Interview & Interrogation section.
Call 818 883-6969 for the contents
of this more compact assistance.
These additional options are often available-- ask for details: