Texas License to Carry

NRA Gun Safety Seminar

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Basic Pistol Safety & Proficiency

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting 

NRA Personal Protection in the Home

Intermediate Pistol

NRA Range Safety Officer Course


Level III Private Security Training

Level III Continuing Education 


               NRA Refuse to be a Victim©

               Active Shooter Response


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Red Cross

Private Security


Level III - Armed Security

Level III Training Course and test is required for all commissioned (armed) security officers and personal protection officers. This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor. The demonstration of firearm proficiency must be completed within 90 days of the application date.

Commissioned security officers shall submit a firearms proficiency certificate along with the renewal application. Commissioned security officers and personal protection officers shall complete six (6) hours of continuing education. This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor. The demonstration of firearm proficiency must be completed within 90 days of the renewal application date.


Texas License to Carry Course

The classroom instruction covers the four (4) statutory required topics and may be a four to six hour course:

  • Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force

  • Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns

  • Non-violent dispute resolution

  • Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own time-frame and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.

Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an e-Learning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date.

Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.


Basic Pistol Safety & Proficiency*

This class teaches students the rules of gun safety, how to operate a revolver or semi-automatic pistol, shooting positions, fundamentals of accurate shooting, proper maintenance, and clearing malfunctions. Students will learn how to safely operate a handgun and participate in live-fire practice.


  • Rules of gun safety

  • Operation of revolver or semi-automatic

  • Shooting positions

  • Recognizing and clearing malfunctions

  • Unloaded gun practice

  • Loaded gun practice

  • Grouping shots

  • Making Adjustments

Students need 100 rounds of brass cased target ammunition (no steel core ammunition) and a minimum of one magazine. Bring your ear protection & eye protection if you have it. If not it is available a the range. It is recommended that beginners shoot a pistol of no more than 9mm caliber. This is the same class we offer that can be combined with our License to Carry Class in a one day class.

* Non NRA Course

NRA Personal Protection in The Home Course

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

More Details:

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

NRA Refuse to Be a Victim® Seminar

Short Description: Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

More Details: A complete seminar may last four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of the audience. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students will receive the Refuse to Be a Victim® student handbook; NRA Refuse to Be a Victim® brochure; Refuse to Be a Victim® Firearms Supplement; and a course completion certificate.

Red Cross

First Aid/CPR/AED

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Ideal for police, fire, EMS, and other health care professionals. This course teaches those with a duty to respond how to work as a team in handling breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants.


Basic Life Support

Breathing new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child, and infant victims. Consistent with the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through the use of lecture, skills demonstration and practice, case-based emergency response scenarios, and reflection and debriefing activities with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history.

Training Your Employees

Train your employees with the knowledge and skills they need for effective leadership in the event of an emergency. From First Aid and CPR training, to Basic Life Support certification, Cole Training Academy has the emergency health and safety training and certification options available to suit your employee’s needs. Our trained instructors can custom tailor a program specifically around your organization.



Robert Cole

Deer Park, TX.

(832) 465-6518


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