Codes and Standards Refresher CEU



In our stance with the industry during the Covid-19 crisis, we are offering select CEU courses free of charge to extend the opportunity for the industry to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many may have reduced workloads. Other courses that are free include Job Safety RemindersTroubleshooting Panels & Power SuppliesMethods to Reduce False Alarms, Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices, and Asking the Right Questions to Identify Your Client's Needs

This 1-hour (1 CEU credit) online CEU course is designed to expand and refresh your knowledge of the codes and standards that provide regulation and guidance for the electronic security and life safety industry.

Course Description

Codes and standards play an important role in today's life safety industry. There is no choice but to comply with the codes adopted by the jurisdictions in which you design and install. As for standards, you must comply with those referenced by the adopted building codes, as well as those specified in the design documents. Although codes and standards are different, you can't have one without the other in the life safety industry.

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, audio, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. This course has a short quiz at the end which you will be required to pass with a 70% or greater to complete the course.  

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


State Approvals:

AL-Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (AESBL)

LA-Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal: Life Safety & Property Protection Advisory Board (LSPPA)

Louisville, KY-Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)

MS-Mississippi Office of the State Fire Marshal: Electronic Protection Systems Division

NC-North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Alarm Systems Licensing Board (NC DPS-ASLB)

NJ-State of New Jersey: Division of Consumer Affairs

TX-Texas Department of Public Safety: Private Security Bureau (TX DPS-PSB)

TN-Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance: Alarm Systems Contractors Board

WA-State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Board. IMPORTANT: To get credit for this course in WA, it must be taken as part of the following bundle:

1 hour
Must spend 1 hour in class

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Detailed Course Outline:

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe how standards coordinate team activity and establish or indicate requirements.
  • Define the difference between standards and codes.
  • Explain how compliance to standards reduces liability and can result in fewer false alarms.
  • Define the term AHJ and explain the functions or occupations that may serve as an AHJ.