Irving, Texas (October 12, 2016) — The Electronic Security Association's (ESA) National Training School (NTS), in conjunction with the Electronic Security Association of Florida (ESA-FL), has launched a new online course to meet the needs of electrical or fire alarm contractors in the state of Florida. The Fire Alarms Systems Agent (FASA) and Burglar Alarm Systems Agent (BASA), required under the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board, is a 14-hour online course available at a promotional rate of $199 for ESA-members and $225 for non-members, which includes the FASA/BASA ID card.
Roy Pollack, ESA-FL president explains, “in order to provide significant and meaningful value to our members, ESA and the ESA of Florida have created a brand new FASA/BASA class with all new and relevant content. This is just the first of several courses to be developed, approved and offered to our members in Florida.”
Any independent contractor whose responsibilities include altering, installing, maintaining, moving repairing, replacing, servicing or selling fire and burglar alarm systems in Florida is required to obtain an FASA and/or BASA certification per the Florida Contractors Licensing Board. With the new online course offering by NTS, professionals of all levels and locations can access the certifications they need on their own schedule. The FASA/BASA (ECLB Provider #0000856 / Course Numbers: FASAeb 0801688 & BASAeb 0801689) online course will provide students with an understanding of the industry and the contractors’ role within it, the importance of codes and standards and how to locate and apply them, and define basic installation procedures and the underlying technology behind various security system tools and equipment. After completing the required components, students must pass an online exam with a score of 75 percent or higher followed by submitting the BASA/FASA ID card request form.
“One of the exciting things about the launch of the FASA/BASA online course is its use of new technology provided by our partners, ProctorU. This technology uses three different methods to verify students’ identity before and during the course. This process uses a webcam and proctor taking a picture of the student and their identification, a public records questionnaire, and innovative keystroke analysis that creates a unique fingerprint, of sorts, on the way someone types. Using this technology, ESA was able to meet the stringent online learning requirements of the Florida Electronic Contractors Licensing Board,” says Michelle Yungblut, ESA vice president of training and certification.
NTS and ESA-FL are proud to offer education to today’s electronic security and life safety professionals in an easy-to-use, interactive online format designed for technicians, service personnel, installation personnel, sales staff, and business owners.
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.
ABOUT ESA’s National Training School
Founded in 1985 to meet the increasing need for standardized training in the electronic life safety, security and systems industry, the National Training School (NTS) continues to develop curricula necessary to meet the growing complexities of the alarm industry and address the changing needs of its members. Offering more diverse training than any other association, NTS provides students the choice of traditional classroom instruction or online training. NTS’s education and certification programs for security and fire alarm technicians assure competence in those who sell, monitor, install and service electronic systems by being the most recognized training in states with licensing requirements, offering more than 2,500 online business courses, certifying thousands of technicians and partnering with industry experts to offer training and core courses.