Can I apply for the SORA program if I have a prior conviction?

SORA (Security Office Registration Act) is the New Jersey state's License for Security Guards and is administered by the New Jersey State Police. Yes, it is possible that you can get a SORA license even if you have a prior conviction. The eligibility will be based on the status and nature of the prior conviction as explained below. First of all the good news is, as per the New Jersey state police website, persons with expunged and/or sealed criminal records will be considered for SORA. What is an Expungement? An expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which a first time offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that earlier process be sealed, making the records unavailable through the state or Federal repositories. If your convictions are not currently expunged then please continue reading to see if your records can be possibly expunged. As per New Jersey SORA regulations if the a…

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New Jersey Security Guard Training

For the state of New Jersey, registration with the Superintendent of the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety is required before one can be employed as, or perform the functions and activities of a security officer.

As per, the average annual salary of a Security Guard in New Jersey is 23,000.00 in the year 2014.
Since 2007, the SORA (Security Officer Registration Act) regulates the training program that a person needs to complete to work as a Security Guard or Security Officer in New Jersey. Security Guard Training in New Jersey is offered by a number of licensed training schools.

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