ESA National Training School (NTS)


The Electronic Security Association (ESA) was founded in 1948 and is the nation's oldest and largest association “dedicated to representing, promoting, and supporting the electronic life safety, security, and systems industry.” ESA works largely through its state associations to perform “grass roots” functions and enables members to work together with the national agency for industry information, professional development tools, products, and services.

For more information on ESA, please visit their web site at http://www.esaweb.org.

Electronic Security Association (ESA) / National Training School (NTS)

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Certified Alarm Technician (Level 1)

Level 1
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1 Exam: Two-hour, multiple choice examination
1 Training Requirement:
Complete the 3-day Certified Alarm Technician course

Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here see which courses are necessary to receive the certification.
Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.


Certified Fire Alarm Technician

Certified Fire Alarm Technician
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Two Exams: a) two-hour, multiple choice examination (FAIM); b) one-hour, multiple-choice examination (LSC)
Two Training Requirements: a) two-day Fire Alarm Installation Methods (FAIM) course; b) one-day Life Safety Code (LSC) course


Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here (10) to see which courses are necessary to receive the certification.
Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.

Certified Alarm Technician – Level II

Certified Alarm Technician – Level II
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Two Exams: a) two-hour, multiple-choice examination (AIS); b) two-hour, multiple choice examination (FAIM) Two Training Requirements: a) two-day Advanced Intrusion Systems (AIS) course; b) two-day Fire Alarm Installation Methods (FAIM) course, or online equivalent. Prerequisite: a student must hold a CAT I or higher certification for a minimum of 24 months to obtain this advanced designation.


Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here to see which courses are necessary to receive the certification. Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.

Certified Service Technician (CST)

Certified Service Technician (CST)
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To earn Certified Service Technician (CST) status, a student must hold a CAT I or higher certification for a minimum of 24 months and successfully complete three courses of study:

  • Advanced Intrusion Systems course, or the online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination;
  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods course, or the online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination; and
  • Troubleshooting, Service and Maintenance course, or online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination.


Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here to see which courses are necessary to receive the certification. Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.

Certified Systems Integrator (CSI)

Certified Systems Integrator (CSI)
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To earn Certified System Integrator (CSI) status, a student must hold a CAT I or higher certification for a minimum of 36 months and successfully complete four courses of study:

  • Certified Alarm Technician course, or the online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination;
  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods course, or the online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination;
  • Electronic Access Control course, or the online equivalent and pass the two-hour, proctored examination; and
  • Video System Technologies course, or the online equivalent, and pass the two-hour, proctored examination.


Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here to see which courses are necessary to receive the certification. Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.

Certified Security Salesperson (CSS)

Certified Security Salesperson (CSS)
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To earn Certified Security Salesperson status, students must successfully complete the Understanding Alarm Systems course and the Essential Sales Training course and pass each course’s proctored multiple-choice examination. Those holding Certified Alarm Technician Level I certification status may earn Certified Security Salesperson status by attending and successfully completing the Essential Sales Training course and examination.

Approx. Cost:
Students pay the cost for training. Click here to see which courses are necessary to receive the certification. Courses range from $250-$300 for Members and $450-$550 for Non-Members.

 

 


 


 
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