The Texas PSB (Private Security Bureau) 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
working knowledge 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 100 questions and the time allotment is two hours. Multiple versions of the exam.
Question format is true/false and multiple choice. A score of 70 or greater is required to pass the exam.
Pursuant to Occ. Code Section 1702.115 Experience for any Class B (except Guard Company), Security Services Contractor license must have before the date of application, two (2) consecutive years of verifiable work experience performed on a full-time basis in each category of license for which you are applying.
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 Alarm Company Manager Requirements:
(a) All applicants for registration as manager of a
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
employer is licensed, including at least one (1) year of experience in
a managerial or supervisory position.
The exam consists of 100 questions and the time
allotment is two hours. Multiple versions of the exam.
Question format is true/false and multiple choice.
A score of 70% or greater is required to pass the exam.
Examination results are sent to the applicant's email address on file.
If the score is below passing and the applicant wishes to re-take the examination,
a $100 re-examination fee is required.
Applicants are allowed to re-test as often as the examination
schedule allows within their 90-day application window.
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 100 questions – multiple choice and true/false.
A score of 70 or greater is required to pass the exam.
Exams are only administered in Austin, Houston and Irving.
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.
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.
It is the SAME exact test for all PSB Qualified Managers:
security company, private investigator, alarm, locksmith!