Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Trainings

Virtual Training

The Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training leads participants through multiple tabletop exercises on different fact patterns, providing participants the opportunity to handle threat cases from start to finish, iron out their roles and responsibilities, and hone their procedures and decision-making, all with continuous trainer feedback. In addition to multiple tabletop exercises advanced training also includes common problems and solutions in implementing school threat assessment programs. This training is designed for individuals who serve on the Safe and Supportive School Program Team and conduct behavioral threat assessments. Please note, this training is NOT mandated by the State of Texas for threat assessment team members, however, it is intended to enhance threat assessment knowledge and skills.

The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with Ontic, will be offering this one-day Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training at no cost.

Registration Requirements

Participants will only be eligible to attend this training after completion of the Basic School Behavioral Threat Assessment training offered through the Texas School Safety Center, which introduces necessary key concepts and is a non-negotiable prerequisite for the advanced training.

After successfully completing the Basic School Behavioral Assessment training, you will be able to register for and attend the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training.

*To register for the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training, individuals must follow the steps noted above.

Please Note: This training is open to Texas public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, school-based law enforcement, and any state agency that serve on the Safe and Supportive Schools Program Team. Because this is an advanced level training, registrants must be individuals who are responsible for conducting threat assessments on their campus(es).

Information for Law Enforcement Officers

In order to receive Texas Commission Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit for this training each Texas Peace Officer and/or individual seeking TCOLE credit must do the following:

  • Take the training on either a desktop, laptop or tablet with a camera. Cell phones are not permitted to be used for the training.
  • Allow your webcam video feed to be active and monitored throughout the entire training, and you must be visible from the shoulders up.
  • Be in an appropriate space free from distractions and remain focused throughout the training.
  • You are not allowed to be driving while participating in the training.

A TxSSC facilitator will be monitoring attendance the entire training and will be making contact with any individual who is not present in the video.

* You must attend entire training to be eligible to receive 7 hours TCOLE Credit. If a portion of the class is missed, then the entire training must be made up at a later date. Please email us at txssc_advsbta@txstate.edu if you would like to reschedule.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to txssc_advsbta@txstate.edu no later than two weeks prior to the training.

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All virtual trainings will be provided through the Zoom online meeting/webinar platform.
To pre-install the Zoom meeting software click the “Download” button under Zoom Desktop Client or click the following link to watch a video tutorial on Joining a Zoom Meeting. Once you are registered and confirmed, a direct Zoom link will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to the training date.

All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

To begin registration, select any date tile labeled "OPEN".

In order to receive a Certificate of Participation, participants must attend entire training on their own individual device.

Current Trainings

September - December 2022

September 7, 2022

8:30am - 4:30pm

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October 5, 2022

8:30am - 4:30pm

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November 2, 2022

8:30am - 4:30pm

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December 7, 2022

8:30am - 4:30pm

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January - March 2023

January 11, 2023

8:30am - 4:30pm

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February 8, 2023

8:30am - 4:30pm

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March 8, 2023

8:30am - 4:30pm

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For more information about the Advanced School Behavioral Threat Assessment Trainings, please email us at txssc_advsbta@txstate.edu.