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.

11/30/-0001 - 11/30/-0001
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Do you work nights /weekends?
01/01/0000 - 12/31/0000
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
If you work an unusual schedule, we may be able to arrange for evening or other non-traditional time classes. Please have your supervisor or manager contact us.

24 Hour class August 8-9-15
08/08/2020 - 08/15/2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Initial 24 hour SORA training on Saturday, August 8th, Sunday August 9th and Saturday, August 15th, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. YOU MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS FOR CERTIFICATION. Tuition is $185 and includes handouts. Due to Covid restrictiojs, clsss size is limited to 8-10 students. Please register and pay for class on-line, & plan to arrive at least 15 -20 minutes before class starts to ensure timely check-in.

Re-certification Aug 13
08/13/2020 - 08/13/2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
8 hour refresher training for SORA certification on Thursday, August 13th, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Tuition is $60 and includes handouts. Please register and pay for class on-line, & plan to arrive at least 15 -20 minutes before class starts to ensure timely check-in.


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