Oklahoma Certified Alarm Technician Level I - ONLINE


The Electronic Security Association is pleased to announce that we are an approved Examination Entity for Alarm licensure by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. The Certified Alarm Technician Level I exam* meets the requirements for the OK Residential Burglar and Fire Technician/Salesperson exam. For those wishing to get a Commercial license they must take the CAT1-OK exam PLUS the Fire Alarm Installation Methods exam.

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

Price includes 400 page manual and proctored exam that must be taken at a PSI testing center.

The Certified Alarm Technician Level One course is the industry standard for learning all facets of the alarm industry. This course presents an overview of the theory, installation and maintenance of alarm systems, basic electricity, standards, perimeter detection, space detection, fire systems, control panels, communications, CCTV, job planning, and false alarm prevention. By the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the industry and their role within it, understand the importance of codes and standards and how to locate them and apply them, be able to define basic installation procedures, and compare the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment.

Please be aware that if you need to use this course for Oklahoma licensing or towards one of ESA’s certifications you will need to take the Oklahoma Level I proctored exam at a PSI testing facility located within the state of Oklahoma. This is an 85 question multiple choice exam that meets the OK Department of Licensing requirements towards licensure.

For more details on arranging and scheduling a proctored exam please visit the Proctored Exam information page.

22 hours


Must spend 22 hours in online course, complete the online assessment, and then pass the proctored final exam.
Time Limit to Complete :
365 days before course access expires

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Detailed Course Outline:

Certifications available: Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I

Why Level I?

  • The best recognized and most insisted upon credential by state and local licensing authorities, regulators and others with jurisdiction over security integration work.
  • Provides essential knowledge and skills for all forms of electronic security – intrusion detection, fire detection, video surveillance and access control.
  • Level I trained and certified professionals do higher quality work, more efficiently and at higher profits.
  • A building block for more advanced and specialized training which can lead to further enhanced profits and increased compensation for the student/credential holder.

Subject Areas:

  • Introduction
  • The industry
  • Standards
  • Alarm management
  • Electricity
  • Alarm systems
  • Perimeter sensors
  • Interior sensors
  • Fire systems
  • Notification devices
  • Power supplies
  • Control panels
  • Communications
  • Related systems
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Wiring methods
  • Quality and planning
  • Tools
  • Troubleshooting
  • Client relations
  • Job safety