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ESA's National Training School Celebrates 25th Anniversary at ESX 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release


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Phone: (888) 447-1689 ext. 209

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Premier industry training organization to honor instructors and 40,000+ alumni while promoting its broadening course and certification line-up and upgraded delivery system at top event for integrators and central stations.

Irving, Texas, May 10, 2010 - The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) National Training School (NTS) will celebrate its 25th year of service and leadership at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), June 15-17 in Pittsburgh, PA.

NTS was founded in 1985 and has trained more than 40,000 industry professionals since its inception. NTS’s Certified Alarm/Security Technician – Level 1 course and certification is the most widely recognized credential for licensing of installation company personnel in the United States. In addition, NTS’s broadening line-up of courses and certifications in video surveillance, electronic access control, fire, and intrusion detection are increasingly recognized by regulating authorities, end-users and employers as indicators of proficiency and professionalism.

At ESX, NTS will reach out to all attendees to increase awareness of its courses, certifications and training delivery systems. NTS offers more than 200 classroom opportunities per year, plus online and private class options. NTS will also honor past and present instructors and course subject matter experts with a champagne toast on Wed., June 16 at 5:30PM in the ESA Booth #301. Media are invited to meet with ESA leaders for insights on NTS immediately after the toast.

"NTS is perhaps the most vital way ESA delivers value to its members and the industry as a whole,” said Michael A. Miller, president of ESA. "We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last 25 years and even more excited about NTS’s present and future. Our participation and celebration at ESX presents an opportunity for us to recognize the past and build enthusiasm for what’s on the horizon.”

For more information on attending ESX, visit or call 877-628-9558.

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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