Florida D Security License Training in Tampa – D.O.E. Approved

Florida D Security License Training in Tampa September 1-4 at the only D.O.E. Approved Security School in Florida – ESS Global Corp.

Florida D Security License Training in Tampa September 1-4

The private security industry is growing at a rapid pace. This is good news because they are an important part of American safety, as businesses protect there assets from thieves attempting to take advantage of lack of security in all types of industries including banks, museums, as well as hospitals, healthcare, clinics and grocery stores.

Their work has evolved from the old days of standing guard and night. Not only do they protect companies, institutions, and people, but also property, both real and intellectual, that might be stolen.
The need to protect individuals and property has always existed, but has become more relevant as the threat level in the country continues to climb.
The Florida D Security License Training in Tampa is a 42-hour training that will teach students the basic principles of unarmed security including; physical security, access control, emergency procedures, and more. Skill development shall include report writing, interviewing techniques, accident and crime prevention.
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The State of Florida requires this security training course to be taught at licensed security school and ESS Global is the only Florida Security School approved and certified by the Florida Department of Education.
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ESS Global Corp, 905 E Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Unit 216, Tarpon Springs Florida, 34689
Once students complete the security class, a training certificate will be issued for successfully completing security guard training. Students will then submit this certificate along with the security license application to the Florida Division of Licensing in person or by mail. Graduating students will be issued a temporary D Security License and are eligible to work as a licensed security officer immediately, while waiting for the hard copy. 

Florida D Security License Training in Tampa September 1-4 at ESS Global Corp in Tarpon Springs

Additionally, our instructors bring “real world” information to you in an engaging, informative manner.
The US Bureau of Labor statistics states that “overall job opportunities should be excellent, especially for security guards.”
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Note that this Florida D License Training in Tampa is for unarmed security. For an armed position, you must complete the requisite requirements to obtain a Class “G” license that entails 28 hours of state-mandated classes plus a 48-round firearms qualification course.
You can see all the Florida Security Licenses HERE
Note:  Anyone may take the class to obtain the Class “D” license.  However, F.S. 493.6109 outlines the guidelines that must be met in order to be eligible to obtain a “D” license.
The requirements are as follows:

  • Florida D Security License Training August 28-31 ESS LogoBe at least 18 years of age.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.
  • May not have been adjudicated incapacitated under s. 744.331 or a similar statute in another state.
  • May not have been involuntarily placed in a treatment facility for the mentally ill, unless judicially restored.
  • May not have been diagnosed with an incapacitating mental illness, unless cleared by a psychiatrist.
  • May not be a chronic or habitual user of alcoholic beverages to the extent the individual’s normal faculties are impaired.
  • May not have been committed for controlled substance abuse.

Florida D Security License Training in Tampa Sept 2022

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Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa

The ESS GI Bill Approved Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa is an intensive 3-day class covering all the basics. 

Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa

If you have read the ESS Guide to Executive Protection Training, and you have determined it is time to get started, ESS Global Corporation has an intensive 3-day Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa designed to get your career off to a fast start.

This Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa is approved by the VA for GI Bill Benefits.

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Covering all the basic pillars of executive protection, this 3-day training will provide you with the basic knowledge and protection techniques commonly used by the Secret Service, State Police, Highway Patrols, VIP and Dignitary Protection Units responsible for protecting politicians and other domestic and foreign dignitaries around the world.

Our ESS Global Executive Protection Training is designed as a “must-have” for beginners in the world of executive/close protection, as well as a “refresher” for career veterans in the protection industry .

This D.O.E. Certified Executive Protection Training gives you a strong start in the security industry covering city, county and state government organizations, corporate security services, security agencies and private individuals.

Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa

  • ESS Global Corp is the only Executive Protection School in Florida Approved by the Department of Education.
  • ESS Global Corp is the only Executive Protection School in Florida that is Approved to Accept GI Bill Benefits.
  • ESS Global Corp is the only Executive Protection School in Florida Approved to Accept VA Voc Rehab.

If you are serious about the executive Protection industry, choose a serious school, ESS Global.

ESS Global uses proven methodology, derived from protective security operations and security consulting in over 60 countries around the world.  These operations have been conducted in threat environments ranging from “negligible” to “imminent”.

In layman’s terms…Every day, we practice what we teach.

Because we are very active in the protection industry.

Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa 

GI Bill Approved Executive Protection Training - JULY 2022

The simple fact is as we barrel towards 2023, there is no doubt that “personal protection” is a growing field. As you read this, there are thousands and thousands of military and government leaders, business executives, religious figures, celebrities and families that are being personally protected.

And the numbers grow every day.


Today’s Protective Agent is usually found in a business suit, presenting a discreet and subdued image.  They are seen, but not noticed, as they try to maintain a low profile.  They are fit, but usually of normal build or stature.  This helps them blend into the background of their client’s business and activities without drawing any undue attention. 

They are highly trained and highly skilled professionals.  There are some excellent agents that do look like the stereotype, but they have the intelligence to match the stature, and that makes them a true professional.

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Join Us for Our Next Fast Start Executive Protection Training in Tampa. You can access our calendar of events

Until then, be safe.



Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa – ESS

In order to carry a concealed weapon in Florida, you need to take an approved class. Take the Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa at ESS Global.

Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa

Come take the ESS Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa. This concealed weapon permit training in Tampa is at our headquarters in Tarpon Springs covering; Tampa, Clearwater, Pinellas and Hillsborough, ESS is the only D.O.E. certified security school in Florida.
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Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa – Earn your class certification to get your concealed weapons license with our NRA certified instructor.

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If you are looking for concealed weapon training in Tampa and the surrounding area, you should know that there are CWP Trainers, CWP Classes and CWP Schools. A “school” needs to be certified by the State (in this case Florida) Department of Education. That being said, the fact is that there is only one Protection School in the State of Florida that is certified by the Florida Department of Education as a Protection School and that would be ESS Global Corp here in Tarpon Springs.
Earn your class certification to successfully apply for a concealed weapons license (CWP) here in Florida with our NRA certified instructor.  You will learn the laws based on the Florida Statutes relating to concealed carry and cover safety techniques as well.  Our class takes 2 -2.5 hours to complete.   You will leave with your training certificate in your hand.  This course is offered at our corporate office.

The Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa outline is as follows:


Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa
This Concealed Weapon Permit Class in Tampa greatly exceeds the minimum Florida requirements for obtaining your state concealed carry permit. It is the most informative concealed carry class you will find anywhere in here in Florida. ESS Global NRA instructors will give you the best possible classroom instruction and demonstrations. You will be required to demonstrate safe handling and perform a live fire at the end of the class. Upon successful completion, you will receive your certificate to apply for your Florida concealed carry permit.

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concealed carry permit class in tampa“As the only training facility in Florida to be licensed by the US Department of Education, ESS Global Corporation provides education, training and consulting for commercial endeavors, government entities and the general public solely designed to enhance the safety and security of our communities.

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What is Executive Protection – What You Need to Know – ESS

What is Executive Protection and how does it differ from hiring a bodyguard? What you need to know before hiring an executive protection specialist.

What is Executive Protection – What You Need to Know – ESS

There is a difference between bodyguards and executive protection strategies.
Executive protection (EP), also known as close protection, refers to security measures taken to ensure the safety of VIPs. celebrities, executives or other individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk because of their employment, celebrity status, wealth, associations or geographical location.
Executive protection is its own highly specialized field within the private security industry, and was started by the US Secret Service back in the 1970’s while protecting foreign dignitaries.

Executive Protection Services from ESS GlobalWhat is Executive Protection and how does it differ from hiring a bodyguard?

What is Executive Protection and how important is it? Unfortunately, all it takes is a very bad event to answer that question. And that is primarily where executive protection varies from hiring a bodyguard. While having a bodyguard with an NFL physique open your limo door looks imposing, executive protection requires risk assessment, advance work and lot’s of legwork to insure all goes according to plan.

What is Executive Protection? Mitigating Risk

The assessment of risk probability for any VIP is affected by a number of details. While some truly are industry secrets, there are 3 probabilities we can discuss here, that a typical “bodyguard” would never be trained on.
Specific Threats
Specific threats to the principal and his/her family from “persons of interest” need to be perceived and analyzed to keep the principals safe now and in the future. It should be no surprise that those who pose the biggest threats are rarely those who end up making direct threats. This mean that assessing risk entails more than recording actual threats. It should also encompass proactive intelligence to identify both probable and possible threats from persons and groups of interest. 
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For some reason, crime, terrorism, kidnapping and traffic risks are perceived to be greater in certain cities or countries. A jeweler traveling to Caracas is perceived to be at greater risk than traveling to Chicago. Perhaps, but risk is everywhere. And while we are on the topic of travel, do you know the greatest single risk in travel? Getting seriously hurt in a road accident while driving a car. Secure transportation is a very important component of executive protection.
The third key indicator of risk probability is prominence. The more well known the principal is, the more likely they are to be approached by “persons of interest”. These interactions can range from slight to enormous invasions of privacy. They can be largely innocuous, or incredibly hostile. For celebrities, it can be over zealous fans. For other industries, say politicians, oil executives, religious speakers and other polarizing individuals, the risk of threat is higher.

Executive Protection and Bodyguards are Night and Day

Most bodyguards wonder “What is Executive Protection?” Why? Most bodyguards have never heard such words as Threat Assessment, Advance Tactics, Route Reconnaissance, Embus and Debus plans, Area Surveillance, Movement Safety, etc. These guys usually show up on the day of an event/gig and depend on physical deterrence. The problem with that is, there is usually someone in the crowd that no matter how big you are, they will still try something foolish. Many times purposely, in an effort to get your hands on them and then collect a payday in the form of a lawsuit or out of court settlement/payoff.
In the protection industry, there is no “license”, no testing, and no boards in most states. Executive Protection is usually lumped into the same category as Security Guards or Private Investigation and has little to do with either. Yet we see training to earn your “certified protection specialist credentials” advertised online. Unfortunately, nobody is regulating these schools, training centers and trainers. Meaning, nobody regulates or monitors what is taught and who is teaching it. Anybody off the street could be teaching you false and/or misleading information and you are paying for it. So your “protection credentials” at the end of the day is a piece of paper from the trainer and nothing more.

We Hire From Our Own School

This is exactly where ESS Global Executive Protection School differs. We are licensed and our curriculum and instructors are all regulated and monitored by the D.O.E. And, only a few elite schools are D.O.E. approved and certified for executive protection. ESS has the only Executive Protection School in Florida, that is certified and approved by the D.O.E.

What You Need to Know About Executive Protection

New Challenges
executive protection - things can change rapidly Executive Protection Specialists that are responsible for the safety and security of VIPs, corporate executives, politicians, celebrities and others are facing new challenges. These challenges are created by a shift in how these principals are viewed by society at large.  Now, in the age of social media, VIPs can face near instant criticism and scorn for what others may deem a controversial position or statement, and in mere minutes, that criticism can reach hundreds of thousands of people. With a negative message getting vaulted into cyberspace, a principal can be confronted with a serious risk from lone activists and fringe groups who are determined to use extreme means to make an example of corporations, political beliefs, or celebrities which they suddenly perceive in a negative light.

Executive Protection – It’s All in the Assessment

Executive protection risk analysisThe first step in hiring an Executive Protection Firm is a Risk Assessment. This assessment process gauges the Threat/Vulnerability/Risk issues, factoring in such priorities as the type of industry that the principal is in, the notoriety, and the opposition groups/people they may encounter. This is a time-intensive and in-depth process that should be managed by a professional with experience in VIP risk assessment.  Very often, an outside consultation firm like ESS Global Corp, is the best option for managing this process.  ESS will give you an objective assessment of the most pertinent issues that your Executive Protection program will need to focus on.
Once the assessment phase is complete a program outline is then developed based on the threats/vulnerabilities/risks that were identified.  This program outline will address the identified issues through a spectrum of risk mitigation strategies intended to be cost-effective and proactively efficient. Although every situation is unique, there are mitigation strategies that are common to most all of them, such as the use of trained security drivers, protective intelligence gathering/analysis, embus and debus procedures, plans for public and private events, surveillance detection programs, and executive protection. These mitigation strategies require an understanding of the implications that come with them.

Good protective work is seldom seen, but always present. To learn more about ESS Global Executive Protection and VIP Protection, contact us today.

executive protection - for the familyWhen it comes to your security and the safety of your family, never accept “security” that compromises your protection by putting you in the hands of untrained personnel. Our close protection personnel are ideal for executives, executive teams, celebrities, athletes, politicians, musicians, dignitaries, and other individuals and families that need protection for an event, a venue, travel, a meeting, or 24/7, to protect privacy, family, careers and overall safety and well-being.
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Executive Protection Training Approved by VA to Accept GI Bill Benefits

Looking for a new career? ESS Global Corp in Tampa provides Executive Protection Training approved by VA to Accept GI Bill Benefits. Call Today.

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3 Valid Reasons to Register for Executive Protection Training at ESS Global

  • Approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits – As of December 23, 2016, ESS Global is a VA approved training facility and can accept GI Bill Benefits. This makes us one of only 3 known Executive Protection Schools approved for GI Bill Benefits in the U.S. at that time. ‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

This may matter to you.

  • D.O.E Approved Executive Protection Training – Again, we are one of only two known schools that have been approved by the D.O.E. In most every state, there is no oversight, no boards, no licenses. So no one oversees the trainers or what is being taught. With Department of Education oversight, you know the trainers and curriculum have had another set of eyes approve the training and the trainers.

This protection is for you.

  • Real World Experience – In the world of close protection training, sometimes a school is just that. A school. They may have been active at one point, but not now. ESS Global has current real world experience in over 60 countries, and at any given moment is currently on detail, protecting someone from harm.

And this matters to everyone.

ESS Global, Executive Protection Training approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits, approved by the Department of Education, Real-World Experience. 

Why would you train anywhere else?

virtra-simulator-for-active-shooter-in-ess-executive-protection-trainingAdditionally, Not only is ESS Executive Protection Training approved by VA to accept GI Bill Benefits. Not only is ESS approved by the D.O.E. Not only do we have current real-world experience.

ESS Global is the only Executive Protection School making use of the VirTra Simulator here in Tampa Florida and 1 of only 2 pubic installations of the VirTra (Virtual Training) in the entire country for “active shooter training”

Executive Protection Training in Tampa

Executive Protection Training Approved by VA to Accept GI Bill Benefits – Note that anyone (not just Veterans) can take this month-long training.

This is the Big One. The Mega Course – All-In-One Training. Everything we have in a month long course that now qualifies for GI Bill Benefits.

All-In-One Mega Course in Tampa

GI Bill Approved Executive Protection Training July

This course is exactly what it sounds like, all of our courses in one mega-course!

You will receive over 300 hours of elite close protection instruction and training from top industry professionals that we use as our instructors.  You will learn from the best!  Our instructors do not just teach, but they are all extremely active in the industry.  Each instructor has years of experience in the industry while most have worked both domestically and internationally under threat levels ranging from “negligible” to “imminent”.

Please note that this course is only for those who are serious about making Executive Protection a career.  Our curriculum covers everything you will need to know to be effective in the Executive Protection industry.  Furthermore, our curriculum was created from the knowledge and real life experiences of our agents and instructors and has been approved by the Department of Education.

Additionally, this All-In-One Course is approved by the VA and we can accept GI Bill Benefits.

Upon completion of this rigorous course, each student will receive 16 certifications;

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  • Advanced Executive Protection Certification
  • Threat Assessment & Security Advance Tactics Certification
  • Motorcade Tactics Certification
  • Defensive Tactics Certification
  • Situational Awareness and Psychological Profiling 
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Florida Concealed Weapons Certification (May be used to obtain CWP license)
  • Firearms Safety/Dry Fire Training and Methodology
  • Collapsible Baton ASP Certification
  • OC Spray Certification
  • ASP Handcuffing Certification
  • ASP Tactical Flashlight Certification
  • Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW) Phazzer Certification 
  • D License Certification (Unarmed Security Officer)
  • G License Certification (Armed Security Officer)

All-In-One Mega Executive Protection Course in Tampa

This course involves both classroom and practical exercises.  Everything we cover in the classroom will also be covered in a hands-on environment. You will spend as much time on practical exercises as you will in the classroom.  Each section of this course will be taught by an instructor who specializes in that area of the industry and you will be tested on your retention in the classroom as well as practical exams.  Once the course work is completed, you will be required to put everything you have learned into action.  Your final exam will be a live exercise in which you will carry out the duties of a live detail with a client.

Course Details

You will be taught topics such as Client interviewing, Threat Assessment, Security Advance Tactics, Motorcade Tactics, Defensive Tactics, Firearm Safety, Cleaning/Storage of Firearms, Concealed Carry Laws, First Aid/CPR, Protocol Domestic/International (Business Etiquette) and everything in-between.  You may read the class descriptions of our short courses under the Courses/Training tab to get more details.

Tuition Includes:

  • Course Materials (Text Book, Hand Outs, etc)
  • Instructor Fees & Range Fees
  • Gym Membership
  • ESS Global Corp Polos (2), T-Shirts (2) and Hat (1)
  • Diploma/Certification Costs
  • Graduation and Class Pictures
  • Graduation Dinner/Lunch




Florida Defensive Tactics training in TampaIf you are serious about the Executive Protection Industry, choose a school that is serious. 

ESS Global Corp.

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https://esecurityspecialist.com/calendarFor Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

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  • Executive Protection Training approved by the D.O.E.
  • Executive Protection Training with Real-World Current Experience
  • Executive Protection Training with VirTra Active Shooter Training

Again, why would you go anywhere else?