Security officer training course

Note: This course is not currently offered. Email the program coordinator if you'd like to be added to a waitlist and notified when the security officer training course is available.

The State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing has a 40-HOUR educational requirement for the Security Officer Class D (Unarmed) License, consisting of two courses: the 24-Hour Pre-Licensing Course and the 16-Hour Renewal Course. Both courses are offered back to back, and must be taken concurrently if you are applying for the first time or you are renewing your license. All training is conducted at the Public Safety Institute on the Melbourne Campus in a state-licensed facility by a state-licensed instructor.

When offered, this non-credit course costs $175. Course includes textbooks, State application package and notarizing of applications. The State application processing fees are NOT included in the course cost. A minimum of 8 students is needed to run this course. Course will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. Upon successful completion of the course, students may apply to the State of Florida for their license.

The State of Florida mandates that applicants for security licenses must be at least 18 years of age, have no disqualifying criminal history, and be legally allowed to work in the United States. More State licensing requirements and other information can be found at the following link:

Topics for Course A (24 Hours) include: Legal Issues; Liability, Basic Emergency First Aid, Emergency Procedures, Ethics and Professional Conduct, Access Control, Patrol Techniques, Observation Techniques and Report Writing, Interviewing Techniques, Fire Detection, Suppression and Life Safety, Crime and Accident Prevention Techniques and Practices, Crime and Accident Scene Protection, Terrorism Awareness I.

 Topics for Course B (16 Hours) include: Public Relations, Courtroom Procedures, Fundamentals of Personal Security, Interpersonal Communications, Professional Communications, Traffic Direction, Crowd Control, Special Problems for Security, Terrorism Awareness II.

For more information about the course or registration, contact Melissa Walker at 321-433-5637 or


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Melissa Walker, Public Safety Coordinator