Firearms Class “G” 28 Hour Course

Initial Application Training Requirements

In addition to the application, photograph, requisite fees and a full set of fingerprints, an applicant for Class “G” license must also submit proof of having completed an initial course of instruction that includes 28 hours of classroom and range training pertaining to the use of firearms in connection with duties regulated under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes. The 28-hour course curriculum is outlined below.

The Class G course will cover the following: Chapter 493, 775, 776, 790 Florida Statutes and Chapter 5N-1, Florida Administrative Code, Legal Issues: Liability, Firearms Safety, Marksmanship Fundamentals, 4-Step Draw, Mechanics, Malfunctions, Weapons Maintenance, Live Fire Range Qualification, Written Test.  

Legal Aspects of Use of Firearms – 12 hours

This section of the course covers applicable portions of Chapters 493, 775, 776, and 790, Florida Statutes, as well as civil and criminal liability issues in connection with the use of firearms.

Operational Firearms Safety and Firearms Mechanical Training – 8 to 11 hours

This portion of the curriculum is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical operations of a firearm and how to handle firearms safely. A written examination of 100 questions will be administered covering the portions of the curriculum dealing with legal use and operational/mechanical training.

Firearms Qualification – 8 hours*

This segment of the training course includes practical exercises in the handling of firearms – stance, grip, sighting, etc. –  as well as topics pertaining to range safety and range commands. The instructor will require students to fire 144 rounds as part of the firearms qualification for initial licensure (48 rounds of practice fire +2 cycles of 48 rounds for initial qualification). No more than eight hours of the 28 hours of training shall consist of range training.

 *A Class “K” instructor can, at his or her discretion, administer as few as 5 hours of range qualification training if the student(s) demonstrates sufficient mastery of the core principles of safe firearms handling (to include shooting a qualifying score) without the full eight hours of range training. However, reducing the number of hours of range training will require teaching additional hours elsewhere in the curriculum so that the cumulative total of firearms training amounts to 28 hours as required by s. 493.6105(5), F.S.


After successfully passing the 28 Hour G Course, The Firearms Instructor will issue a Certificate of Firearms Proficiency (Form DACS-16005) to you upon completion of this training. A copy of this certificate must be included with your Class “G” Statewide Firearms License Application, he or she will then be able to work security or as a private investigator in an armed capacity. Our security training school has the best reputation for armed security training.


Equipment Needed

Items required for all classes are as follows:

  • Bring a notepad, pen & highlighter for course notes
  • No Ammunition allowed in Classroom, RANGE ONLY!
  • No open shoes. *Sneakers or boots only
  • Long pants with strong belt (i.e. jeans, duty or tactical pants) *NO SHORTS OR SWEAT PANTS ALLOWED*
  • Crew neck t-shirt, dress or polo shirt. *NO TANK TOPS OR LOW CUT SHIRTS ALLOWED*
  • If you wear glasses please bring them to class
  • Firearms are provided or bring your service firearm
  • 150 Rounds of Ammunition (Can Purchase at the rage)
  • If you bring your own service firearm you MUST have a min. of 3x Magazines (Semi-Auto) or 3x 6 Round Speed-loaders (Revolver) ad have all related equipment (i.e. Duty belt with a Firearm Holster and Magazine Holster).

  • Currently course tuition:

    • $250.00  per person
    • These fees  includes the range access, training firearm, targets, eyes and ear protection.
    • Florida Concealed Weapons Permit Classes is also included with this purchase.
    • Students are responsible for the 150 rounds of ammunition