Florida Class G (Armed)
If you wish to obtain employment as an Armed Security Officer, then in addition to the D-License you must obtain a G-License. This requires an additional 28-hours of firearms training. Armed Security officers tend to be put in more dangerous locations and are given more responsibility. There are many more safety rules that need to be followed once a person is hired as armed security officer. Some of the various locations where armed officers are used are:
- Executive protection
- Military bases
- Federal courthouses
- Executive suites in urban areas
- Contractors overseas in foriegn countries
- Airports, train stations, and sea ports
- Private transportation
- High crime areas
The Stateof Florida requires that all Florida License "G" Armed Security Officers re-qualify at least once per year with the type of handgun that they carry on duty. S.W.A.T. provides annual Class "G" refresher training and requalification, Students that successfully re-qualify will be given proof of requalification to provide to the State to maintain their Class "G" license. Failure to do so will void existing G-License. It is important to keep track of ALL your training records.
As a courtesy here at SSS we send all of our students a friendly reminder that they need their 4-hour requalification for their G-license 90-days prior to their expiration.