Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Where can I find the initial application for attending Security Guard School
  • 2. What happens if I misplace my security guard license
  • 3. How Long Is the course?
  • 4. Does your school offer this course online.
  • 5. What other locations can I take your class
  • 6. What happens if I can't attend every single day
  • 7. What happens if I can only attend a few hours on different days
  • 8. Is it true that you guys offer classes on the weekends, if so what are the hours
  • 9. How much can I earn with as a Security Guard?
  • 10. Do you take partial payments for the course
  • 11. What is your refund policy?
  • 12. Will I be able to get a license if I have been arrested
  • 13. What is the difference between the Florida Security ā€œDā€ License and the ā€œGā€ License?
  • 14. Are courses available online?
  • 15. How long is my license valid for?
  • 16. Are state licenses interchangeable between states?
  • 17. Is there going to be a test in this course?
  • 18. What happens after I pass the final exam?

*The initial application can be found on our website by going to

* If your security license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you can obtain a replacement license by contacting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services.

The replacement fee is $15.00
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 5767
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5767

Please include the following items:

  • A written statement explaining that your license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, and
  • Your replacement fee (paid by check or money order made payable to the Division of Licensing).

*The course is 44 hours consisting of either four (11) hour days or 2 consecutive weekends: Saturday:11hrs & Sunday 11hrs (must equal 44 hours)

* The course is not offered online

* The class can be taken at the following location
5101 N. 40th Street,Suite B,Tampa,FL 33610

*Make up days are offered. You must speak with your instructor for more information.

*Make up days are offered. You must speak with your instructor for more information.

*Yes S2W Security Training offers weekend classes. The hours are
Saturday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
(2 consecutive weekends)
Week Days:
Monday -Thursday: 7:30am - 6:30pm

*The average salary for a security guard is $13.06 per hour in Florida.

*Full Payment is required in order to register for unarmed Security Guard class.

*If after the first day of class, you feel the class is not for you, S2W Training will offer a full refund.
No refund will be provided if you attend more than one class.

*In order to qualify for a unarmed security guard license you must have no disqualifying criminal history.

The “D” license is a security officer license for unarmed officers. The “G” license is the statewide firearms license, and allows the license holding to carry firearms while on duty.

The State of Florida no longer allows online training for security licenses. All classes must be taken in person.

Your license is valid for 2 years and must be renewed within 3 months after it expires. If it has been expired for more than 3 months, you may need to retake the training. If possible, always renew your license at least 3 months prior to expiration.


There will be a 170-question multiple choice test and you will need to finish with a minimum of 75% to pass the class. (up to 2 hours maximum time allowed)

After passing the course you will need to apply for a temporary “D” License which will validate you for security guard work until your official license arrives in the mail within about 30 to 90 days.