New Jersey Security License

New Jersey Security License

The sector of safety is developing constantly. Do you consider becoming a part of it? For that, you can learn about New Jersey security licenses as an initial step to your goal.

New Jersey unarmed guard application

You need to fill in an online registration entry. However, not to make any possible mistakes, you had better first examine the regulations that will help you in this respect.

To complete it, you need a computer. Also, in your profile, you must provide accurate and full information. Moreover, the password, log-in ID, and hint questions are important to memorize. Besides, always remember to use your personal email address.

There is a fixed payment of $75.00. It is made through Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit and debit cards. In addition, you have to pay a registration fee of $125.

At the end of the blank, you can find the “MorphoTrust” form. This involves all the necessary and important information. You can also schedule an appointment. Afterward, you can send the fingerprints and the accompanying paper to the State’s Police at the following address:

Private Detective Unit SORA/Fingerprinting
PO Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628

For fingerprinting, there is a payment of $62.

Requirements for NJ armed guards

The requirements of armed guards are the same as for unarmed ones. Anyway, the difference is that the appliers should have a permit to carry a gun. You still need to renew the gun permit once every 2 years.

First of all, applicants should fill in the Firearms Purchaser Permit. In addition, the following should be included:

  • Proof of familiarity with handguns
  • An employment letter
  • The officer’s card
  • Photocopies of other permits (driver’s license)
  • Endorsements from 3 different people on the applicant’s moral and self-restraint
  • The serial number of the handgun
  • $20 fixed fee

The permit is refreshed once every two years.

Who can be a Licensee?

To apply for the paper the applier should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a US resident or have a valid social security number
  • Submit fingerprints
  • Undergo background checking
  • Provide information on the previous employers
  • Not have any type of convictions


After you send your online request, you have yet another important step to cover. And for this, you have only 30 days.

Please note that you can find your instructor from the suggested list that is enclosed in the submission form. To make it easier, it is possible to look for the instructor by state or county.

Schedule the 24-hour practice at any time convenient for you. But remember that you have a 30-day limit to finish the classes.

The practice covers the following topics:

  • Legal, ethical and professional aspects
  • Use of force, detention of suspects
  • Terrorism
  • First aid (including CPR, and AED)
  • Cargo Theft
  • Street Gangs

Note that it is better to register for the class a week before the start date.

Guard License Renewal

About 90 days before the paper expiration, you will receive a notification. The notification is sent to the email address indicated in your application form.

In New Jersey, it is required to refresh the card every two years. The renewal is $82.55. Also, there is a $25.30 fee for a background check. Besides, to refresh the officer license, it is essential to complete an 8-hour training class. The further practice embraces such topics as:

  • Ethics
  • Report writing

Replacing a lost SORA ID card

To replace your NJ SORA permission, just visit their website. Open the Security Officer Application and fill it in as a Returning Applicant. The cost for the replacement is $20.

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