Q 1. How do I apply for a Security Officer Certification?
- 1.Go to https://eapps.njsp.org/applicant/logon.do
- 2.Click on Services
- 3.Click on Private Detective Info.
- 4.Click on Security Officer and Instructor Applications (yellow box on the right)
Q 2. How do I pay for the application?
Payment to the State of New Jersey must be made using a debit or credit card issued by Visa or MasterCard. If you do not have one, you can also use a Visa gift card. You must pay a non-refundable fee of $75.00 to complete the Security Officer application process
Q 3. What do I do next?
You have thirty days in order to complete the fingerprinting process and complete the 24-hour training course.
Q 4. How do I get fingerprinted correctly?
You MUST be fingerprinted using the MorphoTrak form provided at the end of the Security Officer application. This form is already filled out with the required information for fingerprinting. To schedule an appointment, you can call the phone number at the bottom of the form or go to www.bioapplicant.com/nj. The fee for fingerprinting is $67.50.
Q 5. When can I schedule my SORA training course?
As soon as you complete the application on the State Police website.
Q 6. What happens if I do not submit fingerprints or complete the training course within 30 days?
If you fail to complete the fingerprinting and/or 24 hour training class within 30 days, you must submit a new application.
Q 7. How long is my Security Officer Certification good for?
The Security Officer Certification is good for a period of 2 years at which time a renewal application must be submitted.
Q 8. How do I renew my Security Officer Certification?
Ninety days prior to the expiration, you will be notified via email that it is time to renew. Subsequent emails are sent at 60 days and 30 days prior to expiration. Emails are sent to the email address that is listed on your personal profile. After logging back into the application, under the “Security Officer” tab click on “Submit Renewal”. The renewal fee is $85.30 and must be paid using a Visa or MasterCard. In addition to the renewal application, an 8 hour refresher training course provided by a SORA certified instructor must be completed prior to the expiration date.
Q 9. How much are the classes?
The current prices for SORA classes are:
SORA (24-Hour Initial Course) – $89
SORA + Adult CPR w/ AED (24-Hour Initial Course) – $125
SORA + CPR w/ AED + Child & Infant (24-Hour Initial Course) – $135
SORA + Adult CPR w/ AED & First Aid (24-Hour Initial Course) – $150
SORA + CPR w/ AED & First Aid + Child & Infant (24-Hour Initial Course) – $160
SORA Renewal (8-Hour Course) – $39
SORA Renewal + Adult CPR w/ AED (12-Hour Course) – $89