Training Standards

First Coast Training Academy (FCTA) is a full-service training facility with locations in Jacksonville, Florida and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. First Coast Security launched FCTA to provide in-house proprietary training that is customizable to each customers needs while meeting State and Federal regulations and certifications. Through the use of advanced training technology and innovative delivery of course materials, our officers receive a uniquely significant training experience with each class attended.


  • State regulated training
  • Customer service training and testing
  • Gated community or commercial building training
  • Firearms qualifications
  • Intermediate Weapons Training/Certification
  • American Red Cross First Responder Training/Certification
  • Advanced First Aid Tactical Care Under Fire Training
  • FPS-required Tri-Annual Training Certification
  • Supervisor Training/Certification
  • Computer-based X-ray/I.E.D. Recognition Training
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Advanced Defensive Tactics (DT) Training
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Maritime Security (MARSEC) Training
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Aerosol Projector Certification (OC Pepper Spray)
  • Expandable Baton Certification
  • Apprehension and Handcuff Training

Learning Management System

Learning Management System is a quick and easy way to keep track of training, and certification processes for all employees. Supervisors have the ability to create courses, grade assessments and manage employee learning by viewing history or creating progress reports.

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