Not Getting or Losing Your Class D Security Guard License

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Losing Your Class D Security Guard License

Losing Your Class D Security Guard License

Security Guard License Suspension, Revocation, or Issuance Refused

In Florida, things that can prevent your security guard license from being approved or renewed and get your security officer license suspended or revoked.

Reasons for Suspension or Denial of Florida Security Guard License

When the Florida Division of Licensing finds any violations of Chapter 493, it may do one or more of the following:

  • Deny an initial or renewal application for a security officer license
  • Issue a reprimand to the security officer
  • Impose on the security officer an administrative fine up to $1,000 per offense

Class D or Class G Application WILL BE DENIED

Your Florida security officer application will be denied for any one of the following reasons:

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  • Have been convicted of a felony in any state or of a crime against the United States, which is designated as a felony, or convicted of an offense in any other state, territory, or country punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year, unless and until Civil Rights have been restored and a period of 10 years has passed since final release from supervision. Proof of restoration of Civil Rights must be submitted with this application.
  • Are currently serving a suspended sentence on a felony charge or on probation for a felony charge.

Class D or Class G Application MAY BE DENIED

Your Florida security officer application may be denied for any one of the following reasons:

  • Have a history of being arrested for crimes of violence and/or found guilty of (or had adjudication withheld for) directly related crimes.  This includes, but is not limited to: trespassing, breaking and entering, burglary, robbery, forgery, criminal mischief or theft, assault, battery, stalking, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, sexual battery, kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, aggravated stalking, resisting an officer with violence.
  • Have demonstrated a lack of respect for the laws of this state and the nation.
  • Have an outstanding bench warrant or capias.
  • Are currently in a pre-trial intervention or deferred prosecution program

The Division of Licensing is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Chapter 493 and initiating administrative action when violations occur. The following are examples of violations that are prohibited by law and may result in administrative action such as a fine, probation, revocation or suspension of license.

  • Impersonating a law enforcement officer or representative of the state
  • Using force or acts of violence except in the lawful protection of the licensee or another from physical harm
  • Conducting security officer duties without a Class D Security Officer License
  • Carrying a firearm without a Class G Statewide Firearm License
  • Performing security duties in a uniform which does not have at least one clearly visible patch or emblem identifying the employing licensed security agency
  • A security officer who does not possess an identification card and license while on duty
  • Commission of a crime directly related to the license held, such as theft
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