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Welcome to Security Guard Training Headquarters! We have everything you need to make your life easier as you begin your career as a security guard officer. State specific training requirements, a step-by-step hiring process, potential employers and interviews to help you get hired are just some of the helpful things you'll find here.

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.

19 Responses to “Security Guard Training in Florida”

  1. Is training online and can it apply to florida security officers?

  2. I would like more information on locations that classes take place, and the hours they are scheduled in Florida?

  3. If you are located in South Florida and looking to obtain your Security Guard license you may visit our website ShieldSecuritySchool.com you may also reach us at 888.856.0956

  4. You can visit a google map to see different locations of schools in Florida, but if you are located or work close to downtown Miami area or don’t want to actually drive to the Division of Licensing that is also in downtown Miami then you should try security training academy in 223 east Flagler , Miami 33131 ( 855 6239732) After taking your security guard course , the division of licensing is like couple blocks away, or the secretary of school can take it there for you.
    Good luck Kenneth.

  5. ive been on medical leave for little over 2 years what do i need to do to renew my class d licence

  6. ive been on medical leave for little over 2 years what do i need to do to renew my class d licence

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  12. I wana be a guard, where do i go??

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  14. is there any security classes in broward county? because i dont stay in miami and it would be more convient if theres a class i can go to in broward county.

  15. If I have a security guard license from NY but I am a Fl resident, can I transfer my license to Florida.

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  17. im a security guard in new york city & im planning on moving to florida soon, would my certifications and license be valid in the state of florida???

  18. I have a security guard license, class D, for the state of Oklahoma. Would I have to repeat the 40 hour course or is it possible to have mine transferred?

  19. do you have phone number can i get a d license online

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