Advanced Intrusion Systems - ONLINE


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

Price includes 300 page manual and proctored exam that must be taken with a pre-approved testing facility.

This 14-hour course, followed by a two-hour examination, is an advanced look at design and installation of intrusion systems. Students learn how to select and apply proper detectors, control panels and communication devices in a variety of intrusion system applications.   The course provides instruction on basic electronics and how it pertains to system design, component selection and troubleshooting. It includes information on system testing and commissioning as well as project management.

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 AIS proctored exam with a pre-approved 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 being permitted to schedule the proctored exam.

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

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

14 hours
Must spend 14 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: Individuals holding a Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I certification for a minimum of 24 months, and who successfully complete the Advanced Intrusion Systems course and the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course are eligible for certification as a Certified Alarm Technician Level II formerly known as an Advanced Alarm Technician.

Why Advanced Intrusion Systems?

  • Learn how to select and apply sensors, control panels and communication devices to provide effective intrusion detection.
  • Along with CAT-Level I and Fire Alarm Installation Methods, creates eligibility for the prestigious certification, Certified Alarm Technician Level II.
  • Just 14 hours of training and a two-hour exam will take your technical knowledge and skills in intrusion detection to the next level and put you in position to earn valuable, advanced credentials.

Subject Areas:

  • Practical application of electronics
  • Practical application of controls
  • System power
  • System inputs and outputs
  • System networking
  • Advanced systems and devices
  • Practical sensor application
  • Communications
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Project management