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Armed Private Security Officer Certificate (5021)

This 28-hour course designed to prepare students for licensure as a armed security officer. Student will gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system, including learning about Civil & Criminal Liability, Operational Firearms Safety, Firearms Mechanical Training, Semi-automatic Pistols, Firearms Range Qualification for handguns and Florida Statutes 493, 775, 776, and 790. This course reviews Legal Aspects, Operational Firearms Safety, Mechanical Training, and Firearms Qualification. The student will qualify with a .38 caliber firearm. Students are allowed to bring their own weapons but must be inspected and approved by an instructor prior to use on the range.

This certificate program meets the minimum standards for licensure through the Department of Agriculture and qualifies students for the Florida Class G License. This license ensures that the public is served by private security officers who are ethical, qualified and well-trained.

Students must complete the 40-hour unarmed training course before taking this course.


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students to meet the minimum standards for class “D” licensure as unarmed private security officers through the Department of Agriculture. This license ensures that the public is served by private security officers who are ethical, qualified and well-trained.

This program is in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC).

Program Length:
40 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma.

Academic Division:
Florida Public Safety Institute, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA)

(850) 201-7000

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

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Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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