Since 1985, ESA’s National Training School (NTS) has provided
the most effective, comprehensive and available training in the industry. In an
effort to make training even more attainable, NTS offers nearly every course
Here are three situations where online training is the most
efficient education format.
requirements in your state have recently changed and you need to get a
particular certification as soon as possible.
If it seems as though licensing requirements for professionals in the
security industry are always changing, it’s because they are. No matter how
often the regulations change, it’s vital that you stay current, and online
training is a quick, efficient way to meet your particular licensing needs.* Online
courses allow you to take the class in your free time instead of having to wait
for a scheduled class and immediately assess your learning after completing a
course. Once you have completed the course, simply schedule a proctored exam at
a time and place that is convenient for you.
Inside Tip: While
you may be able to blow through the modules with ease, don’t ignore warnings
that you’re moving too quickly. Students who skip multiple pages will be locked
out of training; this ensures that the student is taking time to comprehend the
concepts. To re-activate the training, locked-out students must contact NTS
during business hours.
You work in a state
that does not have an ESA Chartered Chapter or your local Chartered Chapter hasn’t
opted into NTS training.
There’s no doubt about it: When it comes to getting the best training from
the most experienced instructors in the industry, ESA’s Chartered Chapters are
the places to go. However, you don’t have to skip education just because you
reside or conduct business in an area that doesn’t provide classroom training. Nearly
every NTS class is offered online, and like its classroom counterpart, each
online course requires an open-book proctored exam and is eligible for the same
Inside Tip: At
the time of your training purchase, a course book that you can use on the
proctored exam will be shipped to you by NTS at no additional charge. However,
your proctored exam fee, which is $150, is not included in the price of online
training. To set up an exam, simply complete the NTS
Online Proctored Exam Registration form and NTS will contact you regarding
payment as well as date and location preferences. NTS will make every effort to
set up a proctored exam in a location that is nearby and works with your
schedule. Forms can be submitted via email (NTS@ESAweb.org)
or fax (972-807-6883).
When it comes to
training, you learn best in a self-paced or low-pressure environment.
Unlike a classroom course, online training gives you the power to replay
sections or start and stop the course when it’s convenient. You have one year
from the date of purchase to complete the course, online assessment test and
proctored exam. Before qualifying for a proctored exam, you must pass an online
assessment test with a score of 70 or above.
Inside Tip: While
online courses are flexible with your schedule, it’s important to remember to
save your progress when stepping away from your computer. After 10 minutes of
inactivity the program will time-out without saving your stopping point. Upon
your return, you will be asked to log back in and start that particular module
from the beginning.
ESA member companies can save time and money when purchasing
multiple online courses through the Power User Discount. The savings start at
$250 and increase with each online course purchase. To take advantage of this
member benefit, please contact ESA Training and Certification Sales Manager Pat Allen by email Pat.Allen@ESAweb.org or by phone (800)
447-1689 ext. 6806.
Whether you need a certification in a hurry, you live in a state without NTS training,
you learn best when the material is self-paced or if you simply prefer the
convenience of taking training in your pajamas, online courses through NTS can
provide the tools you need to maintain your proficiency in the industry.
*Please verify with
NTS that online training is approved for licensing in your area as some
regulatory agencies have restrictions.