SORA Training Facilities

NJ Guard Training Academy is the LARGEST SORA training private vocational school in New Jersey. NJ Guard Training Academy offers weekly classes throughout New Jersey. Our highly trained Law Enforcement and SECURITY instructors are VERY unique to the training industry. This is why our company is retained by more security agencies to perform their SORA training than any other. These relationships mean that we can also offer the highest job referral rate. Don't be fooled by the others, NJ Guard is the trusted name in SORA training.

What is SORA Training

As of 2007, SORA training is mandated for all contract security positions throughout New Jersey. SORA training is a 3 step process to be completed within a 30 day period. These steps currently include registration with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), completing a 24 hour training program with a NJSP certified instructor, and fingerprinting. Proper government issued identification is required for each step and though a credit card is not required, it is HIGHLY recommended.

What does SORA Training include?

The SORA training course includes, but is not limited to, the following subject matter:

  • NJ Guard Training Academy Orientation
  • NJ Attorney General's Use of Force Policy
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Cargo Theft
  • Security Measures: Prevention and Deterrence
  • New Jersey's Critical Infrastructure Awareness
  • Suspicious Letters and Packages
  • Suicide Bombers and Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED's)
  • First Aid Awareness
  • Incident Command System
  • Ethics
  • Report Writing
  • Street Gangs
  • Verbal Judo

When are the SORA classes offered?

SORA training classes are typically offered on a weekly basis throughout the state. Please visit our SORA registration page for exact dates, times, and prices.

What are the SORA Requirements?
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Must posses a valid photo ID with valid expiration date, i.e. Drivers License, Passport, etc.
  3. Must register and possess “30 day Temporary Certificate of Registration as a Security Officer”. This registration is issued by the New Jersey State Police. Go to: https://eapps.njsp.org/applicant/logon.do this is the State Police logon site to obtain your 30 day temporary certificate. You must pay for the certificate when applying.
  4. You must also be fingerprinted by the state licensed agency (Morpho Trak), their web site is https://www.bioapplicant.com/nj. You will only have 30 days to complete the process which includes your SORA class. It is recommended that you schedule your class first and then apply for your certificate with the NJSP.
  5. SORA has very strict guidelines when it comes to credentials and proof of identity. Please Find out more about the SORA certification details here.