Florida Statutes for Private Investigators

In the State of Florida, an individual seeking licensure as a private investigator must possess a minimum of two years of full-time investigations experience (or 4000 documented hours*) in addition to successful completion of a 100 question examination on Florida State Statutes influencing the business practices of the private investigations industry. The three-hour Florida Statutes for Private Investigators course is designed to provide experienced license applicants with a detailed survey of Florida Chapter 493 and other Florida State laws influencing licensing and business practices of private investigators. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Basics of Florida Chapter 493

  2. Security & Investigations License Structure

  3. License Application

  4. License Renewal

  5. Weapons and Firearms

  6. Violations & Disciplinary Action

  7. Chapter 5N-1 Florida Administrative Code