Security Class G License Renewal in Florida

G Course Requalification

Armed security guards and private investigators that posses a Class G license can only carry the firearm they qualified with at the Florida G course. For Example- A security officer that only qualified with a revolver cannot carry a semi-automatic while on duty.

Students that pass the final exam and range qualification will be given a certificate of completion to provide to the the Division of Licensing when they renew the Class “G” Statewide Firearms license.


G Course 4 Hour Recert

(Equipment Needed)
Items required for all classes are as follows:

  • Hearing protection (We provide at no extra cost)
  • Eye protection (clear) -prescription glasses if needed (We provide at no extra cost)
  • Strong belt that can be threaded thru pant belt loops, (Holster has to fit onto belt).  *NO SHORTS OR PANTS WITHOUT BELT LOOPS*
  • Boots or Sneakers *NO OPEN SHOES*
  • 150 rounds of ammunition
  • Baseball style hat


  • Semi-auto pistol, 9mm, .380.  38 Caliber or 357 revolver (We provide firearms rental for $5) Firearm is included at no cost for D & G Bundle packages only
  • 3 extra magazines
  • magazine pouch

The weapon should be brought to the classroom unloaded and encased. All student weapons will be subjected to a safety inspection prior to live fire.

Note: According to the State of Florida, applicants for the Florida Statewide Firearms license must be at least 18 years of age to work as an armed security guard and be at least 21 years of age to carry concealed. Have no disqualifying criminal history, mental health and be legally allowed to work in the United States.

Online G Course 4hr Qualification Course Price $79

Walk in’s Welcomed.  Ask us about our Security D and G Training Discount Bundle Packages

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Statewide Firearms License Renewal

The Division of Licensing requires that all armed security officers and armed private Investigators re-qualify once per year with the type of handgun that they carry on duty.  Invictus provides annual “G” re-qual. Failure to complete the annual 4-hour G recert will disqualify students for renewal of their Statewide Firearms license, and students will be required by the State of Florida to complete the entire 28Hr G course.


Class “G” re-qual:

  • Florida Gun Laws
  • Gun Safety
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Weapons Handling
  • State Firearms Qualification
  • Gun Laws and Florida Statutes 493,775,776,790
  • Shooting from Barricade Positions
  • Shooting Platforms (Standing, Kneeling, Prone)
  • Live Fire Marksmanship Training
  • State of Florida Firearms Qualification (148 Rounds)

If you are bringing a handgun to G Course, the weapon should be brought to the classroom unloaded and encased. All student weapons will be subjected to a safety inspection prior to live fire.

Firearms and Equipment

Under Florida Laws any Security Officer Armed and Florida Licensed Private Investigator that  is issued a Florida Class G License can only carry a .380 or 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, .38 or .357 Caliber Revolver while working in an Armed Capacity.

Invictus Security and Firearms Academy Provides the following Equipment for our students: Duty Belts, Magazine and Speed loader Pouches, Firearms for Classroom Training, Training Aides, Ear and Eye Protection and Targets. (Invictus Provides Gun Rentals for $10)


Florida G License Requirements

To work armed security guard jobs in Florida, you must possess a D security license or be a Florida licensed private investigator.  The Florida G license is the required gun permit to work armed security.  It is illegal to carry a firearm in Florida while working as a:

  • Security Guard
  • Security Driver
  • Bodyguard
  • Executive Protection
  • Private Investigator

You cannot work any security jobs with a concealed carry license. You can carry concealed working armed security with your Class “D” License along with a Class “G” Statewide Firearms License on temporary assigned duties. Security Guards can obtain a Class G license  in Florida if under 21 but cannot carry weapons concealed. The CCW is for personal gun carry and you are limited to where you can have a gun. The  Armed Security License is not the same as a Concealed Permit and is under different Florida gun laws.

View the Statewide Firearms Class G License Training Overview HERE

Check the Statewide Class G Recertification Training Schedule & Florida Regulations HERE


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