Section 493.6303, Florida Statutes 2009
493.6303 License requirements.--In addition to the license requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter, each individual or agency shall 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) An applicant for a Class "D" license must complete a minimum of 40 hours of professional training at a school or training facility licensed by the department. The department shall by rule establish the general content and number of hours of each subject area to be taught.
(b) An applicant may fulfill the training requirement prescribed in paragraph (a) by submitting proof of:
1. Successful completion of the total number of required hours of training before initial application for a Class "D" license; or
2. Successful completion of 24 hours of training before initial application for a Class "D" license and successful completion of the remaining 16 hours of training within 180 days after the date that the application is submitted. If documentation of completion of the required training is not submitted within the specified timeframe, the individual's license is automatically suspended until such time as proof of the required training is provided to the department.
However, any person whose license has been revoked, suspended pursuant to subparagraph 2., or expired for 1 year or longer is considered, upon reapplication for a license, an initial applicant and must submit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 prescribed in paragraph (a) before a license will be issued. Any person whose license was issued before January 1, 2007, and whose license has been expired for less than 1 year must, upon reapplication for a license, submit documentation of completion of the total number of hours of training prescribed by law at the time her or his initial license was issued before another license will be issued. This subsection does not require an individual licensed before January 1, 2007, to complete additional training hours in order to renew an active license, beyond the required total amount of training within the timeframe prescribed by law at the time she or he was licensed.
(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.