Bedrock Learning Formalizes ESPA Partnership

For twenty years, Bedrock Learning has been offering training that focuses on residential systems, from the infrastructure to lighting and home theater. They currently offer eight different online courses covering these technical topics, along with printed course guides. Their Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians course aligns well with the ESPA body of knowledge, and founder Helen Heneveld has been a strong supporter of ESPA and other workforce initiatives for many years.

We are pleased to welcome Bedrock Learning as an ESPA Authorized Training Partner, and encourage you to check out their online training at!


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“ESPA Offers Help Finding Technicians”

ESPA was recently featured in Residential Systems for our commitment to bring together employers and certified ESTs new to the workforce.

You can read the piece here.

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Large Group of ESTs Finishing Programs in February

Most career centers and community colleges run traditional semesters but many tech schools have staggered start and finish times.

This is the case with the 6 Lincoln Tech EST programs located across the midwest and east coast. In fact, they will have an unusually large group finishing soon.

Altogether, the Union NJ, Mahwah NJ, and Columbia MD locations administered 60 ESPA exams in January, so they will be entering the job market soon. If you are an employer looking to hire a well-prepared technician in any of these markets, contact the Lincoln Tech near you and ask for their Career Services department!

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2016 Was a Great Year for ESPA

Strong growth in exams, book sales, and new schools all add up to a strong year for the ESPA program. And more exciting initiatives are planned for 2017.

Read the entire report here!.

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CEDIA Updates and Sneak Peeks

CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno discusses 2016 and provides us all with a sneak peek of upcoming events.

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ESPA Releases Workforce Study

As we all know, the demand for qualified Electronic Systems Technicians has never been higher.  Systems integrators, both commercial and residential, now see this as one of their biggest challenges. In order to better explain the rapid growth of the industry, and quantify the actual demand for workers, ESPA has put together the Electronic Systems Industry Workforce Update, based on real data collected from a variety of surveys and studies. This document seeks to clarify the situation and underscore the very real career opportunities that exist in this this rapidly growing, always changing, industry.

Download the report here.

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Vin Bruno visits Lincoln Tech’s Union Campus

CEDIA CEO Vin Bruno recently paid a visit to ESPA’s largest training partner, Lincoln Tech in Union, New Jersey.  He was able to see the program up close, including the lab areas and classrooms, and speak to some students about the exciting career paths available in residential electronic systems. Lincoln Tech offers their comprehensive EST program at six locations and this one is the top producer of ESPA certified technicians in the country. They run both day and night classes and have a very high ESPA pass rate.  For more information visit their website here.


In picture, left to right:

Barry Wexler EEST Education Supervisor, Vin Bruno CEO of CEDIA, and Dr. Kevin Kirkley, Campus President)


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New ESPA Training Partner – Detroit, Michigan

ESPA’s newest training partner is scheduled to launch a comprehensive 16 week EST program in the spring of 2017.  AV Technical Institute was founded by experienced industry professionals, and it will provide extensive hands-on training for entry-level technicians working on electronic systems of all kinds. For more information, contact Derrick Davis –



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