Iowa Training

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  • Certified Alarm Technician Level I - ONLINE 22 hours Intrusion_Button
  • Advanced Intrusion Systems - ONLINE 14 hours Intrusion_Button
  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods - ONLINE 14 hours Fire_Button
  • Life Safety Code - ONLINE 7 hours Multi_Button
  • CEU Bundle - 12 hours 12 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle - 16 hours 16 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle - 24 hours 24 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle - 6 hours 6 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle - 8 hours 8 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle B - 8 hours 8 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle B - 12 hours 12 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle B - 6 hours 6 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Bundle C - 8 hours 8 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Sales Bundle (Access and Fire) - 6 hours 6 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Sales Bundle (Approach and Closing) - 3 hours 3 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Sales Bundle (Introduction) - 3 hours 3 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Sales Bundle (Intrusion and Video) - 3 hours 3 hours bundles_Button
  • CEU Sales Bundle for Texas - 8 hours 8 hours bundles_Button
  • Approaching a New Client - Laying the Groundwork CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Asking the Right Questions to Identify Your Clients Needs CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Basic Circuit Troubleshooting and Testing CEU 2 hour Service_Button
  • Closing Techniques to Effectively Close the Deal CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Codes and Standards Refresher CEU 1 hour Service_Button
  • Codes and Standards Refresher, including NEC CEU 2 hours Service_Button
  • Egress Control and Exit Devices CEU 2 hours Service_Button
  • Ethical Client Relations CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Fundamentals of Networking CEU 4 hours Networking_Button
  • Home Theater Demystified CEU 4 hours Theatre_Button
  • How to Present the Best Solution for Your Client's Needs CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Introduction to Commercial Sales CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Introduction to the Digital Home CEU 4 hours Networking_Button
  • Job Safety and False Alarm Reduction CEU 2 Hours Intrusion_Button
  • Job Safety Reminders CEU 1 hour Service_Button
  • Life Safety and Fire Alarm Systems CEU 1 hour Fire_Button
  • Life Safety and Occupancies CEU 3 hours Service_Button
  • Maintenance and Inspections Processes to Avoid Trouble CEU 1 hour Service_Button
  • Methods to Reduce False Alarms CEU 1 hour Intrusion_Button
  • National Electrical Code as it Applies to Fire Alarm Systems CEU 1 hour Fire_Button
  • Prospecting for Potential Clients CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Residential Fire Alarm - CEU ONLINE 7 Hours Fire_Button
  • Selling Commercial Access Control Systems CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Selling Commercial Fire Alarm Systems CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Selling Commercial Intrusion Systems CEU 1 hour Sales_Button
  • Selling Commercial Systems Effectively: 8 Lessons in Selling Your Business Value Over Low Price CEU 4 hours Sales_Button
  • Selling Commercial Video Surveillance Systems CEU 1 Hour Sales_Button
  • Selling Integrated Systems CEU 1 Hour Sales_Button
  • Troubleshooting Closed Circuit Video Systems CEU 1 hour Video_Button
  • Troubleshooting Communications and Notification Devices CEU 1 hour Service_Button
  • Troubleshooting Fire Alarm Devices CEU 1 hour Fire_Button
  • Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices CEU 1 hour Intrusion_Button
  • Troubleshooting Panels and Power Supplies CEU 1 hour Service_Button
  • Troubleshooting, Service, and Maintenance CEU Series 6 hours Service_Button
  • Troubleshooting Using Test Equipment CEU 2 hour Service_Button
  • Certified Alarm Technician Level One/ December 12-14, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 24 Hours Intrusion_Button
  • Certified Alarm Technician Level One/ November 12-14, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 24 Hours Intrusion_Button
  • Certified Alarm Technician Level One/ November 12-14, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 24 Hours Intrusion_Button
  • Certified Alarm Technician Level One/ October 22-24, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 24 Hours Intrusion_Button
  • Electronic Access Control/ November 28-29, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 14 hours
  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods/ December 17-18, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 16 Hours Fire_Button
  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods/ October 29-30, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 16 Hours Fire_Button
  • Life Safety Code/ December 21, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 8 Hours Multi_Button
  • Life Safety Code/ October 31, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 8 Hours Multi_Button
  • Professional Fire Alarm Design/ December 3-4, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 16 Hours Fire_Button
  • Texas Residential Fire Alarm/ November 29, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 8 Hours Fire_Button
  • Texas Residential Fire Alarm/ October 25, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 8 Hours Fire_Button
  • Video System Technologies/ November 1-2, 2018/ Virtual/ NTS 16 Hours Video_Button

State Licensing Requirements

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Training Requirements for Iowa:

Regulatory agency:   Iowa State Fire Marshal Division 

The state of Iowa requires alarm system certification for fire alarm, nurse call, and security alarm systems that "enunciate" a call. Systems, whether hard wired or wireless that send a signal, text, phone call, or the like to local first responders, a monitoring service, security station, or individual require an alarm system license. The company installing such systems and their employees must be certified as alarm system contractor and installers. Certifications are also required for maintenance and inspection or testing of these systems.

  • Endorsement 1 – Fire Alarm System

Contractor license: NTS Certified Fire Alarm Designer-Level III certification is accepted.

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level II certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 2 – Nurse Call System

Contractor license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level II certification is accepted.

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 3 – Security Alarm System

Contractor license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level II certification is accepted.

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 4 - Alarm System Maintenance Inspector

Contractor license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level II certification is accepted.

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 5 - Dwelling Unit Alarm System

 Contractor license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 6 – Alarm System Component

Installer license: NTS Certified Alarm Technician-Level I certification is accepted.

  • Endorsement 7 – Alarm System Installer Assistant

 

Continuing Education

You must recertify your ESA certification prior to, or upon, expiration of your Iowa license. ESA certifications are maintained by obtaining 24 continuing education units (CEUs) each renewal cycle through attendance at NTS accredited, industry related education activities. To view the NTS catalog of CEU offerings click here.