The Security D Course is a 40 hour training class that will teach students the basic principles of security including; physical security, access control, terrorism awareness and emergency procedures. Skill development shall include report writing, interviewing techniques, crime and accident prevention. The State of Florida requires this security training course to be taught at licensed security school.

Once students complete the security class, a training certificate will be issued for successfully completing security guard training. Students 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 he/she 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.

Course Objectives

  • Chapter 493 Florida Statutes and Chapter 5N-1, Florida Administrative Code
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • American Heart First Aid, CPR, AED
  • Public Relations
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Personal Security
  • Use of Force 776
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Liability Professional Communications
  • Observation Techniques
  • Traffic Direction
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Crowd Control
  • Report Writing
  • Special Problems for Security Officers
  • Crime and Accident Scene Protection
  • Terrorism Awareness II
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Wanding & Search Procedures
  • Access Control
  • Introduction to Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Crime and Accident Prevention Techniques
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Fire Safety
  • Missing & Exploited Children

Additional Information

Course Length: 40 hrs

Prerequisites and CFR References: To attend the Security D Course and obtain the state security license, students must be 18 years of age, no criminal charges within the past 3 years, of good moral character and a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Resident.

To work armed security in the State of Florida, officers must obtain the Statewide Firearms License in conjunction with the Security D License. The additional firearms license allows security officers to work in an armed capacity.