28 hrs. of Training Florida 28 Hour Class G License Course
As the security field grows and becomes more competitive in the wake of increased crime rates and terrorist activity around the world, security professionals are adapting to these changes by seeking more credentials that will ultimately serve to increase their job options and their salaries. The importance of baton, taser, handcuffs, firearms, tactics and self defense training have become obvious as more and more security professionals seek these skills; both, for professional development and as a way to become more competitive, increase their salaries and enhance their survival skills.
Who is this course for? This course of for Florida licensed security professionals, private investigators and Florida Class M, MA and MB licensed managers that need to carry or handle firearms in connection with their licensed activities.
Legal Requirement – Before an individual can attain a Florida Class G Statewide Firearms license, authorizing him or her to carry or handle firearms in connection with their duties under Florida Statute 493, that individual is required acquire one of the professional licenses described in Chapter 493 Florida Statutes. Once the individual has acquired a professional license under Chapter 493, they must also attend a 28 hour firearms course offered by a state licensed Class K Firearms Instructor before they can become eligible to apply for the Florida Class G (Statewide Firearms) License. The 28 hour course is a basic law enforcement style firearms course designed for armed security guards. The course includes extensive coverage of various Florida laws in addition to liability issues, firearms specific training, practical skills testing and a written exam as ordered by Chapter 493 Florida Statutes.
Chapter 493 Florida Statutes requires that Class G License applicants practice and qualify with one of the following firearms; a .38 caliber revolver or a 357 caliber revolver with .38 caliber ammunition; or a pistols of one of the following calibers;.380, 9mm, .40 or .45 ACP. Students that wish to use their own firearm during the range portion of the course may use them at the firearms range. However, firearms will not be allowed at the classroom.
Students who do not have their own firearm may use one of our 9mm pistols for a $30 fee. If student wishes to use one of our firearms, they should make arrangements with our staff in advanced as quantities are limited.
During the final day of the class; students are recommended to bring the following items to the firearms range:
- A .38 caliber revolver and 150 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition plus a minimum of 3 speed loaders; or
- A 357 caliber revolver with 150 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition plus a minimum of 3 speed loaders; or
- A 9mm, .40 or a .45 caliber pistol with minimum of 3 magazines
- Quality duty holster and magazine pouches (No cross draw, shoulder holsters or ankle holsters)
- Comfortable shoes that provide protection from hot brass (No sandals allowed)
- Comfortable clothing (Shorts and “V”-neck shirts are not recommended). The use of Crew-Neck shirts is highly recommended.
- A baseball style bill-cap to protect eye area from hot brass
If you are bringing a handgun to the gun range, the firearm should be unloaded and encased. All firearms and ammunition will be inspected for safety prior to commencing live fire exercise.
Licensing Requirements: Florida Statute 493 requires that all security and investigations professionals maintain their active C, CC, D, M, MA or MB license in order to receive and retain a valid Class G license. Both license must be valid simultaneously. If either license expires, the individual will not be able to legally carry a firearm while on duty. in other words, the G license by itself will not allow you to carry a firearm. A Concealed Weapons License is a license for personal use and cannot be used to work armed.
Annual Renewal Requirement– Florida Statute 493 requires that all class G license holders, attend a 4 hour Renewal Course every year and that evidence of that course is sent to the Department of licensing immediately after taking the 4 hour renewal course. This requires that the security officer attends their first 4 hour renewal course before the Class G License reaches its first year anniversary. For example, if the security officer attended a Class G Course on February 15, 2015; the security officer would have to attend a 4 hour renewal course, and submit evidence of attending that course before February 15, 2016.
- GROUP CLASSES
- OPTION 1: BASIC PACKAGE – $195
- OPTION 2: ALL INCLUSIVE – $275 (Includes 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition and Glock Pistol for exercises and testing)
OPTION 3: Private Classes – $550 (based on your schedule and instructor availability. Some restrictions apply)
- 28 Hour Course Schedule
- Day 1: 8:00am to 6:30pm
- Day 2: 8:00am to 6:30pm
- Day 3: 8:00am to 4:30pm
- Class fees cover class lecture, practical training, testing, and range fees. All classes; classroom and shooting portion are held locally in Orlando Florida.
- NOTE ON AMMUNITION
- 1) Students using their own handgun must bring 150 rounds of NEW FACTORY AMMUNITION for the same handgun caliber they are using in the course.
- 2) Acceptable calibers include .380,; 9mm; 38 Special; .40 and 45 ACP.
- 3) Reloaded ammunition will not be accepted during any portion of the class.
- UPCOMING CLASSES
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