Security Guard Requirements in Florida


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Security Guard Training In Florida

To become an unarmed security guard in the state of Florida, you will first need to obtain your Class “D” Security Guard License.Licensing is overseen by the The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing. Before you can apply, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a citizen or legal resident alien of the U.S. or have been granted authority to work in the U.S. by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Complete the required security guard training.

Required Training Experience

Before you can apply, you must first complete a minimum of 40 hours of professional training by a Security Officer School or Training Facility licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The training may be obtained by one of the following methods:

  • Successful completion of 40 hours of training before you submit your initial application, or
  • Successful completion of 24 hours of training before you submit your initial application and successful completion of 16 hours of training within 180 days of the date your application was submitted to the Division of Licensing.

Also Required with Your Application

  • Proof of training.
  • A passport style photograph.
  • A legible set of fingerprints on a fingerprint card provided by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • Fees

Fees

There is a $45 licensing fee, as well as a $42 fingerprint car processing fee. They can only be paid by money order, cashier’s check or a company check payable to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Application

An application, which includes more detailed information about how to apply and what to include with your application, can be downloaded for free from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website.

Click here to get access to your application, and remember that for an unarmed security guard, you will be going for a Class “D” Security Officer License. 


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