Security Officer

A standard security badgePursuant to Florida Statute 493, security officers are to be licensed. The Florida Public Safety Institute provides the courses for students to then seek their license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

For officers seeking licensure, please contact Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Florida Public Safety Institute does not provide the license. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, is the regulatory division where applications must be submitted. You may contact them at (850) 245-5691.

"D" License

The Florida "D" license is a 40-hour course designed to prepare students for licensure as an unarmed security officer. The student will gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system, including learning about Patrol Techniques, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Florida Chapter 493 Statutes, Emergency Procedures, Fire Prevention, Crime & Accident Prevention Techniques, Terrorism in the United States and much more.

Through Tallahassee Community College’s Private Security Officer Training Programs, the student meets the minimum standards for licensure through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This license ensures that the public is served by private security officers who are ethical, qualified and well-trained.

"G" License

​The Florida "G" license is a 28-hour course designed to prepare students for licensure as a armed security officer. The student will review Legal Aspects, Operational Firearms Safety, Mechanical Training, and Firearms Qualification. The student will qualify with a .38 caliber firearm. (Students are allowed to bring their own weapons but must be inspected and approved by an instructor prior to use on the range) Students are required to be in the academy's t-shirt and wear the academy's hat while on the firing range.

Students attending this class must complete and submit the Federal Gun Control Act form.

"G" Requalification

The Florida Public Safety Institute also requalifies security officer "G" license holders. Pursuant to F. S. 493, this 4-hour course will review Legal Aspects, Operational Firearms Safety, Mechanical Training, and Firearms Qualification. Security officers will then qualify with their firearm. Through Tallahassee Community College’s Private Security Officer Training Programs, the officer can continue to meet the minimum standards for licensure through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This license ensures that the public is served by private security officers who are ethical, qualified and well-trained.

Students attending this class must complete and submit the Federal Gun Control Act form.

 

Apply and Register

  1. Apply to TCC if not a former student or current student. If you have attended classes at TCC before, you can skip to step two.
  2. Complete the Security Officer Registration form (all programs). 
  3. For "G" and "G"-Requalification students, complete the Federal Gun Control Act form.

Submit all completed forms to the Florida Public Safety Institute at 215 Academy Drive in Havana, Florida, at the Conference Center. This is the police academy off Highway 90 in Gadsden County, between Quincy and Midway.

For more information, contact us at (850) 201-7081 or e-mail mixsonr@tcc.fl.edu.