Electronic Theory Refresher CEU


PRICE: $75 for ESA members/ $105 for non-members (NOTE: Membership will be validated post purchase)

Course Description

This three-hour online course provides a review of the electrical basics required for the installation and maintenance of alarm systems. This course will help individuals review the following concepts:

  • Theory of electricity
  • Building basic circuits
  • How to troubleshoot circuits

Pricing Info:

ESA Members receive a discount on National Training School courses. You will have the option to update the price based on your ESA membership status once the item has been added to your cart.  ESA Membership will be validated post purchase.

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

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

3 hours


Must spend 3 hours in class.

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Detailed Course Outline:

Course Learning Objectives

  • Define current, voltage, and resistance as well as the unit of measurement and symbol used for each.
  • Explain the function of a resistor and how to identify resistor ratings.
  • Define the function of a conductor and identify the different conducting materials.
  • Identify the function of an insulator and describe different insulating materials.
  • Describe the theory of circuits such as simple series and parallel circuit.
  • Describe how to find all the values of a circuit when provided with the necessary information.
  • Describe the formula for finding power using Watt’s Law and Ohm’s Law.
  • You will create both series and parallel circuits to see the differences in working with each.
  • Describe the basic theories of troubleshooting.
  • Explain how to use a VOM meter to measure voltage, current, and resistance.