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Armed Security Guard Training in Florida

Unlike the Class D license for unarmed security guards, in Florida requirement is that armed security guards have a Class G security guard license. In addition, you must have a certain level of training, which includes firearms training. After all requirements are met your license is issued by the State Department of Agriculture.

Basic requirements for Armed Security guards in Florida:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • United States citizen or legal alien
  • Valid social security number
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Passport photo
  • Pass drug testing may be required
  • Never diagnosed with medical illness
  • No illegal substance or alcohol abuse or use
  • Never had a firearms license revoked
  • Health certificate
  • Good moral character
  • Florida driver’s license
  • Class D security guard license

Class G License Training Requirements

You must successful complete 28 hours of training by a Class K instructor. This training must include both classroom and fire range training. Training has to be conducted within 12 months prior to submitting your application. You will be given a certificate of completion, which you need to provide a copy with your application.

Fees:

Application: $112.00

Fingerprinting $42

For more information, please call 850-245-5691.

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  2. I would like to be a armed Security guard because this is my Gaol and i like to protect People.

  3. Consulta, soy Capitán del ejército peruano en retiro con amplia experiencia en el manejo de armas, inmigrante legal, 54 años de edad, conocimiento de inglés básico, podría capacitarme como armed security officer , radico en Fort Lauderdale Florida

  4. Consulta, soy Capitán del ejército peruano en retiro con amplia experiencia en el manejo de armas, inmigrante legal, 54 años de edad, conocimiento de inglés básico, podría capacitarme como armed security officer , radico en Fort Lauderdale Florida

  5. I am currently Active Duty Military and I would like to know the procedure to get my armed guard license?

  6. Were to go for Class G License Armed Security Guard training in lee county fl?

  7. I would love to be a armed guard since I’ve been doing security for about 10 yaers .In NY and California.know that I’m closer to my parents I would like to up grade my certificates.thank you for your time.

  8. I have 30 years as a correctional officer in the state of Florida and I retired in 2008. I also have a current concealed weapons permit that I recievved training for and obtained through the state of Florida. What additional training is required?

  9. I have been a resource officer (armed) for a school up north for over 4+ years and moving to southern florida gulf coast. I have been licensed for fire arms for over 10 years what will be the requirements to become an armed secured personnel in southern florida and where do I find the best school if needed

  10. I’m going and want to get my G& K licence and want to know more information on where do i go to get training for these 2 licences. I live in Gaineville, Fl.

  11. I want to know if you must have Florida drivers license only to enable you apply or any other county in Georgia.

  12. WOULD LIKE A LICENSE TO CARRY, LOOKING FOR A SECURITY GUARD JOB

  13. HOW MUCH IS THE TOTAL COST FOR EVERYTHING?

  14. What does never been diagnosed with a medical illness mean? Hasn’t everyone been sick at some point in thier lives?

  15. Edward Jeffery Packwood
    I s former armed security officer in the state of Maryland, Virginia and The District of Columbia ( DC)
    I move to Gainesville Florida and would like to become a armed security officer in Florida
    Feel free to contact me or passed my contact information on to anyone that can help
    Thank you
    Edward Jeffery Packwood
    1232 E SW 14th Avenue
    Gainesville Florida 32601
    Tel: 352-318-7526

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