Oklahoma CAT Level I Exam Only


The Electronic Security Association is pleased to announce that we are an approved Examination Entity for Alarm licensure by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. The Certified Alarm Technician Level I exam* meets the requirements for the OK Residential Burglar and Fire Technician/Salesperson exam and the OK Commercial Burglar and Fire Technician/Sales. For those wishing to get a Commercial license they must take the CATI exam PLUS the Fire Alarm Installation OK exam.

PRICE FOR CAT I EXAM and MANUAL: $210 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $310 for non-members.

Once the exam is purchased, you will receive an email providing instructions on how to scheduled the proctored exam.  The exam is an 85 multiple-choice special Certified Alarm Technical Level I exam that has been modified to meet the Oklahoma Department of Labor requirements and will be given at a PSI Testing Center.  Visit our PSI Proctored Exam information page for more details regarding scheduling, policies for testing, and cancellation policy.

Please be aware this is a very challenging exam, and we strongly recommend training prior to testing.  For a listing of ESA/NTS training being held in Oklahoma visit our schedule page.  To help you prepare for the exam you will be shipped a CAT Level I manual. You can choose a shipping method upon checkout. The exam is open book so please bring it with you to the exam. 

NOTE: Taking this exam does not qualify you to be CAT Level I certified.  Taking and completing the ESA/NTS CAT Level I course is required for certification.

3 Hours

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Detailed Course Outline:

Oklahoma Certified Alarm Technician Level I exam will cover the following topics.  Percentage listed is the portion of questions asked from this topic area.

  1. Demonstrate Understanding of Codes, Standards and Regulations (18%)
  2. Demonstrate Knowledge of Basic Electronics and Electrical Components (9%)
  3. Demonstrate Knowledge of Alarm System Components and Configurations (Power) (6%)
  4. Layout a Basic Alarm System (6%)
  5. Practice Job Site Safety (20%)
  6. Install Household Alarm Systems Properly (26%)
  7. Maintain and Service Household Alarm Systems (15%)