GUNSAFETY4U Armed Security and Law Enforcement Training
Florida Armed Security “G” License Course – (28-Hour)
For Security Officers (Florida “D” license) to work in an armed capacity, they must attend and pass the Florida “G” License Course. This is a 28-hour course mandated by the State of Florida, taught by licensed Firearms Instructor (“K” license), in an inspected facility.
The “G” license is maintained by ANNUAL completion of the 4-hour “G Recertification” course.
The “G” license course requires students to qualify on the gun range by shooting a score of 168/240 possible points and pass a written exam. The exam and course content includes safety, maintenance, storage, and use of Firearms, specified by the FDACS. Technical aspects of the law to include Negligence, Liability, Florida Laws that govern security, F.S. 493, 775, 776, 790, criminal statutes, section 5N-1.131 and scenario-based training on the Use of Force and Deadly Force. The State Curriculum includes:
Legal Aspects of Use of Firearms — 12 hours
Operational Firearms Safety and Firearms Mechanical Training — 8 to 11 hours
This portion of the curriculum is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical operations of a firearm and how to handle firearms safely. A written examination of 100 questions will be administered covering the portions of the curriculum dealing with legal use and operational/mechanical training.
Firearms Qualification — 8 hours*
This segment of the training course includes practical exercises in the handling of firearms — stance, grip, sighting, etc. — as well as topics pertaining to range safety and range commands. The instructor will require students to fire 144 rounds as part of the firearms qualification for initial licensure (48 rounds of practice fire plus two cycles of 48 rounds for initial qualification). No more than eight hours of the 28 hours of training shall consist of range training.
*A Class “K” instructor can, at their discretion, administer as few as five hours of range qualification training if the student demonstrates sufficient mastery of the core principles of safe firearms handling (to include shooting a qualifying score) without the full eight hours of range training. However, reducing the number of hours of range training will require teaching additional hours elsewhere in the curriculum so that the cumulative total of firearms training amounts to 28 hours as required by Section 493.6105(5), F.S.
Gunsafety4U offers periodic 28-hour classes, to FDACS specifications. Our instructors are licensed by the State of Florida and certified as Law Enforcement & Private Security Firearms Instructors by the NRA. Course completion and passing grades require performance to state mandated standards. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Florida “G” License Annual Recertification Course – (4-Hour)
Within One year of Initial Certification, FDACS requires all “G” License Holders to complete a 4-hour Recertification Course. Course completion and passing grades require performance to state mandated standards. NO EXCEPTIONS. The State Course Description states:
“To maintain licensure, the Class “G” license holder must complete four hours of requalifying training each year . The annual training course shall consist of a review of the curriculum topics listed above as part of the initial training requirements to include any recent changes in the law. License holders will be required to achieve a passing score on a cycle of fire consisting of 48 rounds. If the license holder fails to achieve a passing score after three attempts, they will be instructed to seek additional remedial training and schedule another requalification attempt at a later date.”
Law Enforcement Officer and G-Licensed Armed Security Officer Marksmanship Skills Coaching
For professionals that wish to generally improve marksmanship skills or prepare for Sanctioned PPC Shooting competitions, Gunsafety4U offers Hybrid Coaching combining NRA Law Enforcement processes and NRA Sports competition coaching methods. Typical areas of interest are Presentation (Drawing) Mechanics, Elapsed Time Reduction, Improved Accuracy, or grip and posture improvement. Coaching sessions are tailored to each individuals needs and preferences.
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