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How can you get a Class D security license in Florida?

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As of 2015, get a Florida Class D Security Officer License by meeting the basic requirements, completing the required training and having your license application approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Licensing. The basic requirements for a Class D Security Officer License in Florida state that the individual must be over the age of 18, have a permanent address, and be a U.S. citizen or a legal alien authorized to work in the United States.

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing requires all potential security officers to complete 40 hours of training through a licensed security officer school or training course. You can apply for your Class D Security Officer License after completing 24 hours of training, but you must finish the rest of the required hours within 180 days to receive your license. The only exception to the training requirement is for current law enforcement officers, who do not need to undergo training. However, they must submit a copy of their valid law enforcement ID card with their application.

After completing the course, print the application form from the Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Licensing Form and Publication Request website. Fill out every section of the form, including the work, military and criminal history. Submit one color, passport photograph and a copy of the your fingerprints on the card attached to the application form.

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