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CS/CS/SB 1474 — Online Training for Private Security Officers

by Appropriations Committee; Commerce and Tourism Committee; and Senator Bradley

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill will allow Class “D” unarmed Security Officers and Class “G” Statewide Firearm applicants to obtain the training required as a qualification for licensing through either in-person or online instruction. The online instruction must be provided through the secure website of a licensed school or training facility, or through the secure website of a Class “K” licensee that has a physical location in Florida. Additionally, the online training course must:

  • Include security questions to ensure that the applicant is actively using the computer and is following along with the online training;
  • Establish a minimum amount of time that each applicant must spend on each screen;
  • Include randomized test questions; and
  • Maintain a digital attendance log and keep other required records.

The bill further requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt related rules.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect on July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-0