Certified Alarm Technician Level One/ March 13-15 2019/ Virtual/ NTS


PRICE: $395 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $495 for non-members.


Attendance in this class is available via Online Instructor Led Training (OILT).  OILT courses allow you to get the full benefit of a live instructor teaching a course without the travel time or expense!  You are able to interact with the instructor and ask questions all from the comfort of your home or office.

In order to participate in OILT training, you are required to have the following equipment:

  • Computer or tablet with high-speed internet
  • Webcam  (Daily attendance will be taken and the instructor must have a visual of you during the entire class)
  • Full audio via phone or computer (Computer audio requires a microphone)
  • Quiet place to access the online course that provides little to no distractions.

PLEASE NOTE:  You should consult with your Internet or Cellular provider to ensure you will not incur additional charges based on your current phone and/or data plan rates.

Once you are registered for the course you will be sent a link that you use to access the course on the first day of class.


This 22-hour foundational course, followed by a two-hour examination, provides students with an understanding of the industry and their role within it and provides the essential knowledge and skills for all forms of electronic security: intrusion detection, fire detection, video surveillance and access control. Level I trained professionals perform higher quality work more efficiently leading to greater productivity and higher profits for employers.

Please be aware that if you need to use this course for licensing or towards one of ESA's certifications you will need to take the proctored exam with a verified proctoring service. Once you complete the course, you will be provided instructions on where and how to take your proctored exam. Please notify us if you do not receive this email in 2 business days. The exam will be open book, using your course manual and is compiled of 50 multiple choice questions. You must pass the exam with a 70% or higher. You will have six months to successfully complete the exam process.

Who Should Attend? Technicians, service personnel, installation personnel, sales staff and business owners


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Cancellation Policy:

If the student has completed less than ¼ of the course and a request is made to cancel, a refund is available less a 25% administrative fee. Students may choose to transfer their funds to another ESA/NTS provided course if less than ¼ the course has been completed. Transfers will not be issued until the class materials, including the course manual, is returned in like new condition to ESA/NTS. Fund transfers cannot be made to non-ESA/NTS courses due to the varied payment terms established by the Training Providers. Cancellation requests made beyond one-quarter through the course will not be refunded or transferred.

Refunds should be expected within thirty days of receipt of returned materials. Returns should be sent to: Attn: Returns ESA/NTS, 6333 North State Highway 161 Irving, TX 75038

Returned items should include a letter regarding the nature of the return, include the student’s name, telephone number and email address.

24 Hours

Date :

March 13-15, 2019
Location :
Virtual - logon to the video feed from your computer
Times :
8 am to 5 pm
Provider :
 National Training School

Detailed Course Outline:

Certified Alarm Technician Level I will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Plan for and initiate a successful installation while being able to tailor it for commercial or residential applications
  2. Act responsibly and safely while on the job
  3. Communicate effectively with customers and others in the industry
  4. Understand the importance of codes and standards and how to locate and apply them
  5. Define basic installation procedures and compare the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment
  6. A building block for more advanced and specialized training that can lead to enhanced profits and increased compensation for the student/credential holder

Subject Areas

  • Industry introduction
  • Standards
  • Alarm management
  • Electricity
  • Power supplies
  • Control panels
  • Perimeter sensors
  • Interior sensors
  • Alarm systems
  • Fire systems
  • Notification devices
  • Communications
  • Wiring methods
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Troubleshooting
  • Closed Circuit Video
  • Access Control
  • Related Systems
  • Client relations
  • Job safety

Certification(s) available: Certified Alarm Technician Level I