2012 Florida Statutes
493.6303 License requirements.—In addition to the license requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter, each individual or agency must comply with the following additional requirements:
(1) Each agency or branch office shall designate a minimum of one appropriately licensed individual to act as manager, directing the activities of the Class “D” employees.
(2) An applicant for a Class “MB” license shall have 2 years of lawfully gained, verifiable, full-time experience, or training in:
(a) Security work or related fields of work that provided equivalent experience or training;
(b) Experience described in paragraph (a) for 1 year and experience described in paragraph (c) for 1 year;
(c) No more than 1 year using:
1. Either college coursework related to criminal justice, criminology, or law enforcement administration; or
2. Successfully completed law enforcement-related training received from any federal, state, county, or municipal agency; or
(d) Experience described in paragraph (a) for 1 year and work in a managerial or supervisory capacity for 1 year.
(3) An applicant for a Class “M” license shall qualify for licensure as a Class “MA” manager as outlined under s. 493.6203(2) and as a Class “MB” manager as outlined under subsection (2).
(4)(a) Effective January 1, 2012, an applicant for a Class “D” license must submit proof of successful completion of a minimum of 40 hours of professional training at a school or training facility licensed by the department. The training must be provided in two parts, one 24-hour course and one 16-hour course. The department shall by rule establish the general content and number of hours of each subject area to be taught.
(b) An individual who submits an application for a Class “D” license on or after January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2011, who has not completed the 16-hour course must submit proof of successful completion of the course within 180 days after the date the application is submitted. If documentation of completion of the required training is not submitted by that date, the individual’s license shall be automatically suspended until proof of the required training is submitted to the department. A person licensed before January 1, 2007, is not required to complete additional training hours in order to renew an active license beyond the total required hours, and the timeframe for completion in effect at the time he or she was licensed applies.
(c) An individual whose license is suspended or revoked pursuant to paragraph (b), or is expired for at least 1 year, is considered, upon reapplication for a license, an initial applicant and must submit proof of successful completion of 40 hours of professional training at a school or training facility licensed by the department as provided in paragraph (a) before a license is issued.
(5) An applicant for a Class “G” license shall satisfy the firearms training outlined in s. 493.6115.
History.—ss. 4, 11, ch. 90-364; s. 11, ch. 91-248; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 15, ch. 94-172; s. 3, ch. 2006-165; s. 14, ch. 2011-205.