FAQ

Q: What is a Security Officer?
A: A security officer is any who, and a security agency, is any business that, for consideration, advertises as or is engaged in the business of furnishing security services described below:
. Acts as bodyguard
. Guards property
. Transports prisoners
. Guards armored cars
. Attempts to prevent theft, misappropriation or concealment of property or other valuables
. Seeks the return of such stolen valuables

Q: What are the legal requirements to obtain a Security Guard License?
A: Be a citizen or lawful permanent resident or have been granted authority to
Work by U.S. Immigration Service.
Have no disqualifying criminal history
Have no disqualifying history of mental illness

Q: How long do I have to wait to get my Security Officer License?
A: If you submit the application at any Division of Licensing Offices, a Security
Officer temporary license “D” will be given the same day. With the this temporary
License you are allowed to work, while you get the actual card by mail.
If you prefer mailing the application, it could take up to three (3) months.

Q: What it is the minimum age required to obtain my firearm license?
A: 18 years old for the Statewide Firearm “G” License ( for security and investigation use)
21 years old to obtain a Concealed Weapon License (for personal use)

Q: Is it possible to get a Statewide Firearm License “G” before the Security Officer License “D”?
A: No. The State of Florida requires completing first the Security Officer Course “D”, in order to apply for Statewide Firearm License “G”.

Q: The Statewide Firearm License “G”, also allows carrying a weapon for personal use?
A: No. The Statewide Firearm License Class “G”, permits to carry firearms only in the performance of Security and Investigative Duties. When the licensee finishes job duties, needs to put away the firearm.

Q: What license it is needed to carry a weapon for personal use?
A: To obtain a permit to carry a weapon for personal use, the State of Florida requires going through a course and applying for the Concealed Weapon License “CWP”.

Q: To obtain the Concealed Weapon License it is necessary to have other licenses?
A: No. Any civilian, with no disqualifying criminal history is allowed to apply for a Concealed Weapon License “CWP”

Q: How often the licenses have to be renewed?
A: The Security Officer License “D”, every two years. The State of Florida will send
a notice.The Statewide Firearm License “G”, needs a different treatment. In order to
maintain it, the Licensee must do four (4) hours of qualification every year (A
failure to renew it yearly the State of Florida has the right to revoke the license
and you will have to complete the G License Course 28 hrs again). It is the
licensee’s responsibility to remember every year to do it. The State of Florida
only will send a renewal notice every two (2) years when the license It is about
to expire.The Concealed Weapon License needs to be renewed every seven (7) years.

Q: Are these licenses only for male?
A: Absolutely No. These types of licenses are available for male and females.
No Gender or Race discrimination.

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