Florida Security Guard Licensing Information

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FLORIDA UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: FLORIDA

Florida Security Guard Union | United Federation LEOS-PBA FL | Florida
Florida UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Florida

 

Class "D" Security Officer License Requirements

Any individual who performs the services of a security officer must have a Class “D” license.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a license, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old. 

  • Be a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States or have been granted authority to work in this country by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Training/Experience

You must submit proof of successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of professional training provided by a security officer school or training facility licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Exceptions:

  1. If you are a currently employed law enforcement officer, correctional officer or correctional probation officer certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, a copy of your valid ID card issued by your employing law enforcement agency is sufficient to satisfy the training requirement.

  2. If you have successfully completed a training program approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for certification as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer or correctional probation officer, a copy of your certificate of completion is sufficient to satisfy the training requirement.

  3. If you qualify for a Class “DI” security officer instructor license under Rule 5N-1.138(1)(e)-(g), Florida Administrative Code, proof of such qualification is sufficient to satisfy the training requirement.

  4. If you received relevant military training or education during service in the United States Armed Forces, proof of such training or education is sufficient to satisfy the training requirement.

Apply in Person

Schedule an appointment online to complete your application at a regional office near you. Please note you do not need to complete an application form in advance of your appointment.

Apply by Mail

  1. Download a Class "D" Security Officer License Application[  ].

  2. Complete your application and mail it to the address below:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 5767
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5767

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Florida Security Guard Union | United Federation LEOS-PBA FL | Florida
Florida Security Guard Union | United Federation LEOS-PBA FL | Florida
Florida Security Guard Union | United Federation LEOS-PBA FL | Florida