To work as an unarmed security guard in the state of Florida, you must obtain a Class D security license. This entails completing an training course, supplying fingerprints and submitting an application.
- Complete 40 hours of security Class D course training
Complete 40 hours of professional security training specific to the Class D license with a Security Officer School or Training Facility licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. You may apply after completing the first 24 hours of training, but you must submit proof of completion of the final 16 hours before 180 days have expired since submitting the application. Otherwise, your license will be suspended pending proof of completion of the final coursework. If you work as a law enforcement, correctional or correctional probation officer, you are exempted from this step. You just need to show your law enforcement ID card.
- Take your fingerprints
Your fingerprints can be taken at a participating law enforcement agency, by your employer, or by any business that provides fingerprinting services.
- Submit your application
After you have finished the appropriate coursework, fill out your Class D security application and submit it to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Along with your application, submit your fingerprints either on a fingerprint card or by electronic fingerprint scan. You must also submit a color photo and the correct departmental fees.