Keep in mind that students can take the ESPA Certification Exam on their own at any testing center in your area. Your school does not have to become a testing center, but can offer this service if desired.
ESPA Certification is a widely recognized industry “stamp of approval” that signifies that an Electronic Systems Technician (EST) is ready to be effective on the job from day one. The certification also shows that a student is serious about a career in the electronics industry and ready to continue to learn and advance.
The credential is a high-stakes professional industry certification, built according to the highest standards and administered only in a timed, proctored, environment. Employers value the certification and know that those who receive it have the proper training they require in future employees.
The ESPA EST Curriculum
ESPA has created a curriculum that covers 5 key domains of knowledge that an EST must have in order to be prepared to enter the workforce:
- Electronic Basics
- Construction Methods and Materials
- Wiring and Installation Practices
- Standards, Codes and Safety Practices
Students of the program must pass the ESPA certification exam in order to achieve the ESPA Certified-EST® credential. For specific details on what the exam covers, download the ESPA Certified-EST® Exam Blueprint.
How Can Students Prepare for ESPA Certification Exam?
There are several ways students can prepare for the ESPA Certification exam:
- Online Training – Self-paced, online courses are available ranging from the Full Curriculum to individual module training. The best choice for those who want to learn on their own. Learn more.
- Printed Review Guide – The ESPA Review Guide is a single volume that covers the knowledge base needed for certification. Can also be used as a supplement to Online Training. Learn more.
- At a School – Many high schools, technology schools & community colleges offer the ESPA Curriculum & Certification.
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- What is an EST?
- What is the ESPA Certification?
- Is an EST Career Path Right for Me? Quiz
- Why Hire an ESPA Certified EST?
- What Do I Need to Know for the ESPA Exam?
- Why Teach to the EST Career Path?
- Who is ESPA?
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