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PBFAA Training Programs

ESA NTS Course Catalog              ESA NTS Certification Info

Not familiar with the ESA NTS course offerings and certifications ???  

The Course Catalog above provides detailed information on all of the courses listed below. 

The Certification Brochure provides insights on how to implement a career path for all of your technical and sales staff members.

Instructor Led Classroom Courses:

2018 Training Calendar


Level One Certified Alarm Technician Course

Advanced Intrusion Systems Course

  • "Call to schedule a PRIVATE CLASS for your company"

Electronic Access Control Course

Security Sales Essentials Course

Fire Alarm Installation Methods Course

International Building Code Course

  • "Call to schedule a PRIVATE CLASS for your company"

Life Safety Code Course

  • "Call to schedule a PRIVATE CLASS for your company"

Residential Fire Alarm Course

Professional Fire Alarm Design Course            "UPDATED FOR 2018"

Troubleshooting, Service & Maintenance Course

Video Systems Technologies Course            "UPDATED FOR 2018"

Online CEU Courses:


for the PA / ESA NTS CEU Courses

  • Basic Circuit Troubleshooting and Testing -                   2 hour
  • Codes and Standards Refresher -                                 1 hour
  • Codes and Standards Refresher, including NEC -          2 hours
  • Ethical Client Relations -                                               1 hour
  • Fundamentals of Networking -                                      4 Hours
  • Home Theater Demystified -                                         4 hour
  • Introduction to the Digital Home -                                 4 Hours
  • Job Safety and False Alarm Reduction -                       2 Hours
  • Job Safety Reminders -                                               1 hour
  • Maint. and Inspections Processes to Avoid Trouble -     1 hour
  • Methods to Reduce False Alarms -                                1 hour
  • NEC as it Applies to Fire Alarm Systems -                    1 hour
  • Residential Fire Alarm -                                                7 Hours
  • Selling Commercial Systems Effectively: -                                 8 Lessons in Selling Your Business Value               Over Low Price -                                          4 Hours
  • Troubleshooting Closed Circuit Video Systems -           1 hour
  • Troubleshooting Commun. & Notification Devices -       1 hour
  • Troubleshooting Fire Alarm Devices -                            1 hour
  • Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices -                     1 hour
  • Troubleshooting Panels and Power Supplies -               1 hour
  • Troubleshooting Using Test Equipment -                       2 hour
  • Troubleshooting, Service, and Maintenance Series -      6 hours

Online Training Courses:

  1. Can't find a classroom course near you?
  2. Prefer a self-paced training format?
  3. Want to learn on your own schedule - in the evenings and on the weekends?

Then PA / ESA NTS Online Training Courses are what you are looking for... Click HERE to REGISTER for the online version of many of ESA NTS's most popular courses...

Don't see a class scheduled in your area ???

PBFAA can arrange for private classes at your location

Contact the PBFAA State Office to schedule a class...

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