Virginia Electronic Security Technician/ July 20-21, 2020/ Richmond, VA/ NTS


PRICE: $225 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $325 for non-members.


This 14-hour course, followed by a two-hour examination presents the material necessary to meet the training requirements of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for the Electronic Security Technician license classification.

The ESA Electronic Security Technician course will provide you with the knowledge you need to perform entry-level responsibilities within the many facets of the electronic life safety and security industry. Whether you are a sales representative, or an installation technician, this course will prepare you to tailor an application for commercial or residential, plan for and initiate a successful installation, act responsibly while on the job, as well as effectively communicate with customers and others in the industry.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the industry and your role within the industry. You will be able to explain the importance of codes and standards, how to locate them, and how to apply them. You will be able to define basic installation procedures and the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment.

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 proctored exam with a verified proctoring service. Once you complete the course, you will be provided instructions on where and how to take your proctored exam. Please notify us if you do not receive this email in 2 business days. The exam will be open book, using your course manual and is compiled of 50 multiple choice questions. You must pass the exam with a 70% or higher. You will have six months to successfully complete the exam process.

Who Should Attend? Technical staff (installation, service, and maintenance), sales personnel, business owners, law enforcement, fire service, code officials, anyone seeking an advanced understanding of intrusion systems

16 Hours


July 20-21, 2020
Richmond, VA
8 am to 5 pm
 National Training School

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Detailed Course Outline:

Virginia Electronic Security Technician course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Plan for and initiate a successful installation while being able to tailor it for commercial or residential applications
  2. Act responsibly and safely while on the job
  3. Communicate effectively with customers and others in the industry
  4. Understand the importance of codes and standards and how to locate and apply them
  5. Define basic installation procedures and compare the underlying technology behind the various security system tools and equipment
  6. A building block for more advanced and specialized training that can lead to enhanced profits and increased compensation for the student/credential holder

Subject Areas

  • The Industry (30E)
  • Virginia Regulations for Private Security Services (30E)
  • Alarm Management (30E)
  • Duties and Responsibilities (35E)
  • Electricity (35E)
  • Power(35E)
  • NFPA 70 NEC (35E)
  • Alarm Systems (35E)
  • Communications (35E)
  • Test Equipment (35E)
  • Perimeter Sensors (35E)
  • Interior Sensors (35E)
  • Job Safety (35E)