Red Shirt Training is proud to announce the opening of the Red Shirt Training Security Officer Academy, License Number DS-1900094, to the Central Florida Area. We are currently offering the 42-Hour Florida Class D Security Officer Training, the 4-Hour Florida Class G Annual Renewal Training, and the 28-Hour Florida Class G Statewide Firearms License. All classes will be presented at the Red Shirt Training Classroom, located at 13156 Spring Hill Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34609.
42-Hour Florida Class D Security Officer Training
Price: $150.00 for the 42-Hour training program.
Any individual who performs the services of a security officer must have a Class “D” license.
To qualify for a license, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States or have been granted authority to work in this country by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
You must submit proof of successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of professional training provided by a security officer school or training facility licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Once students complete the security class, a training certificate will be issued for successfully completing Security Officer training. The student will then submit this certificate along with the security license application to the Florida Division of Licensing in person or by mail. Students apply in person will be issued a temporary security D License. When a student receives the Temporary Class D Security License they will then be eligible to work as a licensed security officer and start their security career. To work armed security, students must complete the unarmed security training and the armed security class.
28-Hour Florida Class G Statewide Firearms License
Price: $200.00 for the 28-Hour training program, plus range fee.
Only Class “C,” Class “CC,” Class “D,” Class “M,” Class “MA” and Class “MB” licensees are permitted to bear a firearm, and any such licensee who bears a firearm must also have a Class “G” license.
To apply for a Class “G” license, you must be at least 18 years old.
You must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident alien to qualify for a Class “G” license, and you must provide documentation confirming your citizenship status.
- If you were born in the United States, submit a copy of your birth certificate, U.S. passport, Social Security card, driver license, state-issued ID card, or voter registration card.
- If you are a naturalized citizen, submit a copy of your U.S. passport or the official document issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services indicating that you are a naturalized citizen.
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, submit a copy of your Permanent Legal Resident Alien card.
An applicant for a Class “G” license must submit proof of having completed an initial course of instruction that includes 28 hours of classroom and range training pertaining to the use of firearms in connection with duties regulated under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes (F.S.).
The 28-hour course curriculum is outlined below:
Legal Aspects of Use of Firearms — 12 hours
This section of the course covers applicable portions of chapters 493, 775, 776, and 790, F.S., as well as civil and criminal liability issues in connection with the use of firearms.
Operational Firearms Safety and Firearms Mechanical Training — 8 to 11 hours
This portion of the curriculum is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical operations of a firearm and how to handle firearms safely. A written examination of 100 questions will be administered covering the portions of the curriculum dealing with legal use and operational/mechanical training.
Firearms Qualification — 8 hours*
This segment of the training course includes practical exercises in the handling of firearms — stance, grip, sighting, etc. — as well as topics pertaining to range safety and range commands. The instructor will require students to fire 144 rounds as part of the firearms qualification for initial licensure (48 rounds of practice fire plus two cycles of 48 rounds for initial qualification). No more than eight hours of the 28 hours of training shall consist of range training.
*A Class “K” instructor can, at their discretion, administer as few as five hours of range qualification training if the student demonstrates sufficient mastery of the core principles of safe firearms handling (to include shooting a qualifying score) without the full eight hours of range training. However, reducing the number of hours of range training will require teaching additional hours elsewhere in the curriculum so that the cumulative total of firearms training amounts to 28 hours as required by Section 493.6105(5), F.S.
4-Hour Florida Class G Annual Renewal Training – Handgun
Price: $65.00 for the 4-Hour re-qualification program, plus range fee.
To maintain licensure, the Class “G” license holder must complete four hours of re-qualifying training each year. The annual training course shall consist of a review of the curriculum topics listed above as part of the initial training requirements to include any recent changes in the law. License holders will be required to achieve a passing score on a cycle of fire consisting of 48 rounds. If the license holder fails to achieve a passing score after three attempts, they will be instructed to seek additional remedial training and schedule another re-qualification attempt at a later date.
*NEW* 8-Hour Intermediate Weapons for Security Officers
Price: $100.00 for 8-Hour training program. Certificate valid for 2 years. Re-certification required after 2 years.
The 8-Hour Intermediate Weapons for Security Officers course provides the necessary instruction for a Security Officer in the use of Handcuffs, Batons, and Chemical Agents (O.C. Spray)
The program reviews the goals of a proper defensive tactics program; reviews the force laws; reviews proper use of restraint devices and searching techniques; reviews proper use of impact weapons and chemical agents; and basic weapon retention techniques.
- Students MUST possess a valid Florida Class D Security Officer License.
Additional Training Opportunities
Here at Red Shirt Training, we offer training that can meet most of your Security Officer needs. In addition to the state-mandated training for the Class D Security Officer and the Class G Statewide Firearms License and Annual Renewal Training, our instructors are certified and/or are subject matter experts in topics such as:
- ASP Baton Instructor
- ASP Handcuffing Instructor
- Chemical Agents Instructor
- Glock Armorer
- Remington 870 Armorer
- Report Writing
- Vehicle Operations
- and many other topics
If you don’t see a class that you want to take listed on our calendar, don’t worry because we can put one on for you. Bring us 4 other people and we can put on the class you want when you want it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the details.