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Program Certified Security Officer - SORA:

Minimum Enrollment Qualifications: 6th Grade Reading Level as measured by the TABE Test, No criminal background.

Certified Security Officer

The Certified Security Officer/ABE program integrates three critical components necessary to prepare participants to enter a career path in the security industry. It is designed for those who require further improvement of their basic communication, reading, writing and/or math computational skills in order to be successful in the work environment and their career path. The program provides the skills required to obtain the S.O.R.A license for Security Officer, issued by the NJ State Police in addition to intensive Basic Skills (English Component) and Life Skills.

The NJ State Police provides the Security Officer curriculum and licenses the instructor for the Technical component of the program which prepares individuals to pass the Security Officer State examination. During the program, this examination, the NJ State Police SORA Test/CPR, is administered by the licensed instructor.

Participants acquire the technical skills required to achieve State certification as a Security Officer and be prepared to obtain employment as a Certified Security Officer. These technical skills include Security Officer Basics (security techniques and processes such as emergency response, incident command systems/"on scene" emergency management, exposure control, conflict resolution, legal aspects related to the use of force and report writing); Homeland Security/Terrorism awareness and prevention; Communications (the role of media and public relations in security work); gang awareness and recognition; and ethics for security officers).

The Life/Work Maturity Skills is customized so participants prepare to successfully interview with the employer while addressing job retention issues (e.g. employer expectations). The program has a minimal amount of lecture time and includes much individually customized attention.

Clients interested in the growing security industry.