Higher Certifications

While ESPA certification will help get started in the industry as an entry-level EST, that is just the beginning of your career path. Training and certification are the keys to advancement, job security, and better compensation.

Depending on the direction you go in the low-voltage industry, there are numerous ways to learn and earn credentials:

Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Training and Certifications Residential Systems Work

CEDIA Training is designed to educate all individuals in a residential electronic systems contracting company and has five colleges available: electronic systems technician, designer, project manager, business, and customer relations. Training includes instructor-led and online learning.

Certifications include:

  • Electronic Systems Technician II
  • Electronic Systems Technician III
  • Designer
  • Residential Networking Specialist

National Systems Contractors Association – Commercial Electronic Systems Work

NSCA supports the industry mainly through business related training and events.

Electronic Security Association (ESA) Training and Certification – Security and Alarm Installation Training

CompTIA Certification – Computer Technologies and Networking

  • A+
  • Network+
  • Security+

Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) Certification – Home Theater Acoustics and Audio Calibration

Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) CertificationVideo Technologies and Calibration

InfoComm CertificationCommercial Audio/Video Systems

  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)

Project Management Institute (PMI) CertificationProject Management 

  • PMP Certification

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