LA Electronic Access Control - ONLINE



PRICE: $300 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $400 non-members.  

Price includes 275 page manual and proctored exam that must be taken at a PSI testing center.

This 14-hour course, followed by a two-hour examination, provides broad training and information needed to successfully design and install an electronic access control system. This course teaches both the theory and the practical application of locks, door hardware and electronic access control systems. The course culminates in an actual system design exercise based on a given customer’s specifications and building plan.

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 EAC proctored exam at a PSI testing facility. For more details on arranging and scheduling a proctored exam please visit the Proctored Exam information page.


What to Expect in the Online Course:

The course is delivered using a presentation style that is built off the exact same content covered in our instructor led course.  The presentation includes text, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. Each module is concluded by a knowledge checkpoint quiz to make sure you have understood the core concepts presented.  The course ends with a comprehensive assessment test that you must pass with a 70% or greater to complete the course.  Your time will be tracked in the course and you must spend 14 hours interacting with the course materials before you will granted a course completion.

Who should attend: Technical staff  (installation, service, and maintenance).

NOTE:  Not all state regulatory agencies allow online courses for licensing.  Please check with your licensing agency prior to taking this course for licensing.

Once your registration has been processed you will receive a training manual via ground service delivery. Your manual will arrive within 3-5 business days. If you do not receive your manual within that time please contact NTS at 888.447.1689 or


14 hours
Must spend 14 hours in class

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Detailed Course Outline:

Certification available: Individuals holding a Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I certification for a minimum of 36 months, and who successfully complete the Electronic Access Control course, the Video System Technologies course and the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course are eligible for certification as a Certified Systems Integrator(CSI).

Why Electronic Access Control?

  • Get the best overview of essential electronic access control equipment, concepts and techniques.
  • Hands-on system design based on customer specifications and a building plan.
  • Comprehensive coverage of topics in 14 hours, plus a two-hour exam to demonstrate successful capture of the knowledge.

Subject Areas:

  • Introduction
  • Program objectives and outcomes
  • History lesson: how EAC came to be
  • What EAC can accomplish
  • Generic EAC systems and their applications
  • Common design and installation errors
  • Customer specification design
  • Choosing locking and egress hardware
  • Choosing readers and cards/credentials
  • Developing a specification for power supplies
  • Selecting wire types for given applications and uses
  • Working within national electrical and life safety codes
  • System design