1 Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes (FS493) lists requirements for licensure as a security officer in Florida.
493.6106 License requirements; posting.–
(1) Each individual licensed by the department must:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age.
(b) Be of good moral character.
(c) Not have been adjudicated incapacitated under s. 744.331 or a similar statute in another state, unless her or his capacity has been judicially restored; not have been involuntarily placed in a treatment facility for the mentally ill under chapter 394 or a similar statute in any other state, unless her or his competency has been judicially restored; and not have been diagnosed as having an incapacitating mental illness, unless a psychologist or psychiatrist licensed in this state certifies that she or he does not currently suffer from the mental illness.
(d) Not be a chronic and habitual user of alcoholic beverages to the extent that her or his normal faculties are impaired; not have been committed under chapter 397, former chapter 396, or a similar law in any other state; not have been found to be a habitual offender under s. 856.011(3) or a similar law in any other state; and not have had two or more convictions under s. 316.193 or a similar law in any other state within the 3-year period immediately preceding the date the application was filed, unless the individual establishes that she or he is not currently impaired and has successfully completed a rehabilitation course.
(e) Not have been committed for controlled substance abuse or have been found guilty of a crime under chapter 893 or a similar law relating to controlled substances in any other state within a 3-year period immediately preceding the date the application was filed, unless the individual establishes that she or he is not currently abusing any controlled substance and has successfully completed a rehabilitation course.
(f) Be a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States or have been granted authorization to seek employment in this country by the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
2 Chapter 493 of the Florida Statutes (FS493) requires licensure before one can work as a security officer in Florida. If we extend a conditional hire offer and you already have a license, you may be able to move through our hiring process a bit faster. If you do not have a license and we decide to extend a conditional hire offer, we may assist you through the required courses and the application process for licensure.
3 Not all CIS Protection Officer positions are entry-level. We reserve the right to require you to have certain background experience before we will hire you for any position that is not entry-level. CIS Standard Operating Procedures identify minimum criteria for these positions. If you are not eligible for one of these positions, as determined by this survey, you may still be considered for another CIS Protection Officer position that does not have the same background experience requirements.
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