Understanding Electronic Security Systems - ONLINE


PRICE: $265 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $365 non-members.  

Price includes 150 page manual and proctored exam with a pre-approved testing facility.

CEUs: 7 hours

This seven-hour course teaches students the basic elements of the electronic security field including sensors, control panels and communications, with an emphasis on the need for an adequate site survey. The course stresses the importance of false alarm prevention and explores the interactions between electronic life safety/security professionals, law enforcement and fire prevention officials.

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 UESS 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 past with a 70% or greater to complete the course.  Your time will be tracked in the course and you must spend 7 hours interacting with the course materials before you will granted a course completion.

Who should attend: Non-technical staff, business owners, law enforcement, fire service, and code officials and anyone seeking an overview of the electronic life safety and security industry.

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 within 3-5 business days. If you do not receive your manual within that time please contact NTS at 888.447.1689 or nts@esaweb.org.

7 hours
Must spend 7 hours in online course, complete the online assessment, and 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 successfully completing the Understanding Electronic Security Systems and the Security Sales Essentials course are eligible for certification as a Certified Security Sales person.

Subject Areas:

  • Introduction
  • Sensors
  • Control Panels
  • Communications
  • False alarm prevention
  • Site survey