Introduction to the Digital Home CEU


PRICE: $100 for members (enter member discount code on purchase page) / $200 non-members.  

This four-hour online course provides students a non-technical complete overview of the interactive and connected home industry. The Introduction to the Digital Home is designed for anyone new to the residential technology industry or interested in the growing market opportunities. Students learn about the capabilities, benefits and technical infrastructure that deliver the integration of products and services available today and coming tomorrow. A thorough review of the different systems in the digital home is presented including: Structured Wiring, Communications, Entertainment, Home Networking, Lighting Control, Environment and Energy Management,Security (Protection, Health and Safety) and Integrated Home Control. This course is an easy-to-understand orientation to the state of the industry TODAY and the market, as well as the technology subsystems that continue to change the way we live, work and play.

What to Expect in the Online Course:

Informative text, detailed color diagrams, and engaging case studies make learning about residential technologies efficient – and enjoyable. An online Glossary provides ready access to definitions of key terms. The course is divided into fourteen content sections – each section ends with a quiz, and a comprehensive test at the end of the course allows students to demonstrate their newfound knowledge of residential technologies.  

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)

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

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

4 hours
Must spend 4 hours in class

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Detailed Course Outline:

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the dramatic changes with the connected world
  • Explain the Internet of Things
  • Identify the home technology categories / systems
  • Explain integration of home systems
  • Describe incorporating technologies into a home
  • Identify the responsibilities of players and stake holders