Class Registration Overview

When a security officer applies for certification, he or she will have 30 days from the time of application to obtain training, pass the course, and get fingerprinted. We recommend that you don’t apply for certification until you know which class you’re taking, since you don’t want your 30 days to expire before you take the class.

Candidates for certification must apply on-line, at the New Jersey State Police website. Please make sure to have a credit card or debit card available before applying, as there is a $75 application fee.

Once you get confirmation of your application, you will need to print your temporary certificate and your fingerprint form. You can then go on-line to schedule your fingerprint appointment, which also requires payment on line with a credit card or debit card, and you can also register for class here at AFI. It does not matter whether you get fingerprinted first or take the course first, but you should make your fingerprint appointment as soon as possible, since there may be a 2 to 3 week wait for the appointment.

Once certification has been granted, it is portable- it belongs to the security officer, like a driver's license, and the NJSP will mail the certification card to the address entered on the security officer’s certification application after the fingerprint results and the class results are forwarded to the NJSP.

Current Course Schedule:

Please register using the menu at the left.

Suspension of classes
06/30/0000 - 06/30/0000
08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Due to the effect of Covid-19 and other circumstances beyond our control, we have come to the sad decision to stop conducting classes after June 30th. If your organization wants to conduct a SORA training class at your facility, please send an email to info@AFI If I have your log-in info, please send me an e-mail so that I can send that to you for future use. If you need re-certification training, please go to the NJSP SORA website at to look up instructors.


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