SORA Armed Security Guard License, Renewal, & Training Classes | Newark, New Jersey

American Firearms Academy, located in Newark, is New Jersey's premier SORA (security officer registration act) armed security guard license & training classes. Anyone looking to advance in security or firearms career development, American Firearms Academy has a course for you and offers lifetime assistance in finding employment after certification.


SORA and Armed Guard Licensing & Training For All Skill Levels In New Jersey

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

Instructors With Over 30 Years Experience

Member Of The NRA Business Alliance

Closest Firearms Training Facility To New York

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Includes NJSP registration fees, fingerprinting fees & course fee. SORA Armed Security Guard License & Training Classes American Firearms Academy, located in Newark, is New Jersey’s premier SORA (security officer registration act) armed security guard license & training classes.

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Includes all training courses, range time and fees, ammunition and targets, insurance, pepper spray canister, and all certifications including certification of completion.

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Top Firearms Instructors

All of our firearms instructors are certified and licensed with countless hours of experience teaching and handling firearms to all ages, skill levels, and any model guns. Learn from the best to become the best!

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About Us

American Firearms Academy is the preeminent service for handgun permits and licensing and training. It includes handgun selection, acquisition, retention and training for use on the job as Armed Security Guards, for home or business.

AFA will provide instructors who have very specialized skills and who will provide the professional expertise to guide the client through every step of handgun acquisition from completing the required applications and submitting it to the appropriate jurisdiction or police department all the way to acquiring a hand gun and learning how to use it. AFA will provide you access to the widest array of weapons and experts to make sure you pick the best and safest weapon for you. Then, AFA will provide complete training in the use, handling, storing and transporting your weapon.

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What is a SORA License?

Sora (Security Officer Registration Act) License

Are you interested in becoming a security guard? Have you been looking for a career that allows you to carry a firearm and make a difference in your community? Work as a security guard and firearms career development is an excellent way to get started on your career path. The Sora (Security Officer Registration Act) License will allow you to work as a security guard and prepare you for other careers related to security and law enforcement.

The Sora (Security Officer Registration Act) License And Renewal is valid for two years and American Firearms Academy offers lifetime assistance in finding employment after certification.

  • “My teacher Douglas Worthen is a great guy, he takes his time to explain about real life situations, and parts of the guns with demonstration. He goes on to fix the problems you have in class. Also, he explains everything clearly and breaks down the parts of different gun types, teaches about all the safety parts, and how to handle and operate a gun. Class is fun and informative! Jennifer Nguyen 
  • “Class was very informative and efficient. Very clear and effective teachers" Damon Washington
  • “The instructor was very good. He explained a lot step by step! There was also plenty of time for questions" Ricardo Matos
  • “The instructors were very good about explaining holster use, and draw position. Anyone wanting to learn about firearms training needs American Firearms Academy! " Jose Muzis
  • “This class is awesome! I can't believe there is so much information on gun laws. I came here with zero knowledge and now I feel confident." Julio Rivea
  • “The classes have been really good so far. The teachers are great and love the way they are teaching the class" Ebaristo Leal

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Location & Directions

936 Broad St, Newark
NJ 07102