Below is a list of the commonly asked questions regarding a "D" License as required by the Department of Agriculture, Division of Licensing. We hope you find them helpful and informative.
First, before you apply, you must have successfully completed 40 hours of training (24 hours before being licensed and an additional 16 hours of training within 180 days). The training must be done at a licensed school or training facility. Licensed schools in the Sarasota - Bradenton area include, but not limited to the following:
Upon successful completion of your "D" license training, the next step is to apply for your license through the Division of Licensing.
Applications are available by online request or by contacting any of our regional offices. The information provided below is an overview of the application process. Additional information is provided in the application instructions booklet included with your application.
When the application is received, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation performs a criminal history record check to determine if the applicant has a criminal history which will disqualify him or her from licensure.
An applicant for a Class "D" Security Officer License must have 40 hours of training at a licensed school or training facility.
Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses issued under the authority of Section 790.06, Florida Statutes, are valid for a period of 5 years. Agency and agency branch office licenses issued under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, are valid for a period of 3 years. Licenses issued to individuals (including agency managers) and to schools/training facilities under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, are valid for 2 years.
Depending on the location from which your application is mailed, it usually takes 7-10 days to reach the Division of Licensing. Normally, it requires about 10 business days after your application is received by the Division for your information to be entered into our database. Please take this into consideration before you check on-line (FS493 applicants only) or call. If you are individual or an agency seeking to provide private investigative services, security services, or recovery services, you can perform an online search to check the status of your application.
Individual and Agency Licensees Regulated under FS493 A license issued to an individual or agency regulated by Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, can be renewed if it has not been expired for more than three months. A late fee equal to the amount of the license fee is required in addition to the renewal license fee. If the license has been expired for longer than three months, the former licensee must re-apply for a new license.
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