Training

The South Carolina Electronic Security Association offers courses as prepared by the Electronic Security Association. Currently the Certified Alarm / Security Technician Level I Course is scheduled, however the list below is all inclusive of trainings that can be offered.  If you are interested in registering for a course please contact SCESA or visit the National Training School online.   

  • Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I - This 22-hour foundational course provides the knowledge necessary to perform entry-level responsibilities within the many facets of the electronic life safety and security industry. Whether you are a sales representative or an installation technician, this course will prepare you to plan for and initiate a successful installation. The course concludes with a two-hour examination. (Available Instructor Led and Online) - Contact SCESA to register for the in-person class.
    *Now Available in Spanish! Learn more here
  • Electronic Access Control - This 14-hour classroom course teaches both the theory and the practical application of locks, door hardware and electronic access control systems. Exercises culminate in an actual system design based on a given customer specification and building plan. The course concludes with a two-hour examination.  (Available Online)

  • Video System Technologies - Students will acquire the knowledge needed to successfully design and install a basic closed circuit television (CCTV) system. The primary focus of this 14-hour course is on traditional methods and equipment such as analog cameras, coaxial cabling and VCRs, as well as insight into progressive and emerging technologies such as digital cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs), fiber optical cable and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The course includes two extensive exercises which culminate in an actual system design based on a given customers' specifications and building plans. The course concludes with a two-hour examination.  (Available Online)

  • Advanced Intrusion Systems - This 14-hour course is an advanced look at design and installation of intrusion systems. Students learn how to select and apply proper detectors, control panels and communication devices in a variety of intrusion system applications. The course provides instruction on basic electronics and how it pertains to system design, component selection and troubleshooting. The course includes information on system testing and commissioning, as well as project management. It concludes with a two-hour examination.  (Available Online)

  • Fire Alarm Installation Methods - This 14-hour course is ideal for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of the installation, service and maintenance of fire alarm systems. It provides the necessary review material to prepare for NICET Level 1 and 2 examinations. This course follows the structure of NFPA 72 and is based on the 2011 edition of NFPA 72 and the 2008 NFPA 70. The course concludes with a two-hour examination.  (Available Online)
  • International Building Code - This 7-hour course teaches the practical application of the International Building Code (IBC). This course is based on the 2009 editions of the IBC as well as the International Fire Code (IFC). Instruction focuses on the fire alarm and access control requirements for most common occupancy classes that students will encounter on a daily basis, offering insights on common errors and areas of confusion. Special attention is paid to the similarities and differences between the International Building Code and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. The course concludes with a one-hour examination.  (Available Online)

  • Life Safety Code - This 7-hour course teaches students the practical application of the 2009 editions of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.  Instruction focuses on the fire alarm and access control requirements for most common occupancy classes that students will encounter on a daily basis, offering insights on common errors and areas of confusion. Special attention is given to the similarities and differences between the International Building Code and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. The course concludes with a one-hour examination.  (Available Online)

  • Understanding Electronic Security Systems - This 7-hour course teaches students the basic elements of the electronic security field including sensors, control panels and communications, with an emphasis on the need for an adequate site survey. The course stresses the importance of false alarm prevention and explores the interactions between electronic life safety/security professionals, law enforcement and fire prevention officials. The course concludes with a one-hour examination. (Available Online)