Electronic Security Association's (ESA) National Training School (NTS) is the leading provider of classroom and online courses and certifications for the evolving electronic security and life safety industry. NTS covers all aspects of the industry including intrusion and fire alarms, electronic access control, video surveillance and integration of these systems. NTS provides high-quality training and certifications for business owners, managers, designers, technicians, sales, and administrative professionals.
Certification is a voluntary practice, which one chooses to do for his/her own personal and professional growth and development. Maintaining your NTS certification is independent of complying with your state's training and licensure requirements. ESA/NTS has a mandatory continuing education policy in place to ensure that you are keeping current in your field.
Each state creates and implements its own laws governing training, continuing education and licensure for a particular profession. Most states in the country have some form of training and/or testing requirements for the electronic life safety, security and systems profession. In order to practice your profession in your state, you must comply with your state's licensing laws.
Private and Custom Classes
While the public training venues offered by NTS offer a wealth of knowledge, many companies can maximize their training investment through NTS's private and customized classes.
- Private Classes
Does your organization have ten or more employees interested in training? If so, let NTS bring expert instruction to you through a private class. Led by technical experts, NTS can provide instruction with up-to-date information in a tailored content format to meet the specific training and certification needs of your employees and company. Participants gain maximum benefit by focusing the training on their company's business objectives.
- Custom Classes
Does your organization have a multitude of training needs? If yes, custom classes will provide the maximum impact and can be delivered to a diverse audience such as management, sales personnel, installation and service staff, as well as code officials, authorities having jurisdiction, and public safety officials. Using an interactive process, NTS will work with you to integrate content from several public workshops or develop new content to meet your company's specific training and certification needs.
Interested in a private and/or customized learning solution?
For more detailed information that's tailored to your specific training requirements and business goals, please contact NTS at 866-636-1687 or email NTS@esaweb.org
NTS has developed course and certification paths for installation, service and sales employees which include nationally-recognized certifications. These certifications allow employees to become specialized in certain areas of the electronic security and life safety industry.
NTS offers a variety of certifications to students who, through prescribed courses of study, meet the criteria for that particular certification. The certification programs and their requirements are listed below. Certifications are granted for a period of one year following the successful completion of a program. Certification is maintained by obtaining 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) each year (the equivalent of 12 hours of instruction) through attendance at NTS accredited, industry- related education activities.
Here are the courses available to enhance your technical skills. To see a full description of each course, please click on the course name. For the current course listing, click on the NTS Catalog.
Integrated into the ESAweb.org website is a Learning Management System (LMS) we simply call "MyNTS". The first time you access the LMS, a copy of your ESAweb employee profile will be copied to the LMS and from there on, all your training activities will be managed by the LMS. On ESAweb, we have a number of web pages dedicated to telling you about the National Training School, but to see (or start) your training history, we encourage you to visit MyNTS.
To make it simple to access your professional training, we've added MyNTS to the website navigation. Just look under Programs > National Training School > MyNTS. When you click that menu item, you'll be taken to a dedicated environment where only your training history can be seen and managed. By the way, since this is your private area, you'll need to be logged in to see your records.
To access your training history quickly, just click the MyNTS button (shown below) anytime you see it on the various NTS web pages.
NTS accreditates both organizations and courses for inclusion in the Continuing Education program. For further information about the program click on the links below:
National and State Training Contacts
NTS accreditates both organizations and courses for inclusion in the Continuing Education program. For further information about the training in your state, click on this link: State Training Contacts.
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