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NTS Launches Online Versions of Three Leading Education Courses

Thursday, September 16, 2010   (0 Comments)
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NTS Launches Online Versions of Three Leading Education Courses
Electronic Access Control, Video System Technologies and Troubleshooting,
Service and Maintenance now available for online training

Irving, Texas, September 16 - The Electronic Security Association's (ESA) National Training School (NTS) has launched online versions of three of its popular classroom courses: Electronic Access Control (EAC), Video System Technologies (VST) and Troubleshooting, Service and Maintenance (TSM).

"The online versions of EAC, VST and TSM allow students who can't make it to a classroom course or who want to go through the class at their own pace a way to experience the latest NTS courses," said Paul Baran, ESA Education Committee Co-Chair.

Each course is made up of modules that cover key topics, overviews and exercises related to the course content.

"NTS's online training offers additional interactive material to help students absorb the key concepts without the aid of an instructor," said Baran. "It's a great way for students to take these classes."

The online training module from NTS also offers an easy, step-by-step tutorial for those who may be new to, or uncomfortable with online training. The tutorial teaches students how to use the training interface as well as the course components such as interactive lessons, learning bytes, notes and step-by-step animations.

At the end of the course, students perform a skills assessment that reviews the material, and once passed, they are eligible to take a live, proctored exam. Many states accept online training for licensing requirements, but it's important that students verify their state's regulations.

Registration for the online training is $495 per course, with a 40 percent discount available for ESA members.

To register for the newest courses, visit

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.


Formerly the NBFAA, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest and longest established 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

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