Texas 18 Hour Alarm Level One/ October 17-18, 2019/ VIRTUAL/ NTS


PRICE: $285 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $385 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 16-hour course, plus a 2-hour quiz, provides an overview on the theory, installation and maintenance of alarm systems.

The course is specifically designed for those needing to meet the Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau's administrative code 
§35.161. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the industry and your role within the industry. You will be able to explain the importance of codes and standards, how to locate them, and how to apply them. You will be able to define basic installation procedures and the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment.This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to perform entry level responsibilities within the many facets of the electronic life safety and security industry. Whether you are a sales representative, or an installation technician, this course will prepare you to tailor an application for commercial or residential, plan for and initiate a successful installation, act responsibly while on the job, as well as effectively communicate with customers and others in the industry.

Please be aware that if you need to use this course for licensing in any other state or towards one of ESA’s certifications you will need to take the Certified Alarm Technician Level I 22 hour course. You will also need to take and pass the Level I proctored exam with a 70% or higher

Who should attend:Technicians, service personnel, installation personnel, sales staff, and business owners.

NOTE: Please check with your licensing agency prior to taking this course for licensing.


18 hours


October 17-18, 2019
8 am to 5 pm
  National Training School



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Detailed Course Outline:

Certifications available: None. If you need to obtain a Level I certification, please take the Certified Alarm Technician Level One course, which can be found here.

Subject Areas:

  • Introduction
  • Standards
  • Electricity
  • Power
  • Alarm systems
  • Perimeter sensors
  • Interior sensors
  • Notification devices
  • Communications
  • Wiring Methods
  • Troubleshooting
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Access Control
  • Alarm Management
  • Job Safety

Please be advised that many state and local regulations require criminal background checks prior to licensing or registration.  A criminal conviction may disqualify you from attaining this license or registration.  Please be aware of all of the licensing regulations that apply in the areas you plan to work.