301-519-9237 exdirector@kesaus.org

Training Information

The Kansas Electronic Security Association (KESA) offers a variety of professional development and training opportunities to help members of the industry stay up to date on current trends, master basic skills and satisfy licensing requirements.

How Can Training Benefit The Individual Student?

Participants in training programs:

  • Are more confident in their abilities.
  • Perform better installations.
  • Are more professional in dealing with customers.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and issues in the security business.
  • Receive extensive course reference material that is theirs to keep after the course is completed.
  • Gain a valuable credential that enhances their value in the industry.

How Does Training Benefit The Electronic Systems Company?

Companies with graduates of training programs:

  • Gain a distinct marketing edge over untrained competitors.
  • Can use certificates and patches to give their consumers added confidence.
  • Can impress their customers with their commitment to continuing education.
  • See improved installations.
  • Attract the best workers – those interested in being top-notch security professionals.

What Type Of Training Is Available?

Kansas Level 1- Burglar & Limited Fire Alarm Course

  • Hours: 16
  • Target Audience-
    • Burglar Alarm Company
    • Alarm Technician
    • Alarm Salesperson
    • Limited Fire Alarm Company
    • Alarm Company Manager
    • Alarm Technician
    • Alarm Salesperson
  • Summary – The Kansas Level 1- Burglar & Limited Fire Alarm Course begins with several general topics including; overview of the industry, ethics, building construction, safety, law, standards & codes, general electricity & electronics, microprocessors, and tools. It continues to prepare you for system installations by covering; documentation (blueprints, etc), site survey, where to locate components, how to layout cabling, develop a job plan and organize work flow. Next we move to wire buildings including; securing the area ? drop cloths- safety cones, etc., pulling & securing the wire, roughing in device component locations and labeling wire and cable. Last we cover splicing and termination methods, steps for testing, troubleshooting and debugging, how to train users, as built documentation and maintenance & repair

Kansas Level 2 – Unlimited Fire Technician-

  • Hours 16
  • Target Audience –
    • Unlimited Fire Alarm Company (All buildings)
    • Alarm Company Manager (Unlimited)
    • Alarm Technician (Unlimited)
  • Summary – The Kansas Level 2 – Fire Installation & Wiring Codes Course focuses on NFPA 72 and covers Fundamentals- Fire Signatures, Effects and Stages, Codes & Standards. AHJ, Fire Alarm Equipment Overview, Initiating Devices, Signal Transmission, Controls, Power, Notification Appliances, Signaling Systems, Annunciators, Ancillary Circuits- Interconnecting Special Systems, Fire Command Centers, False Alarm Reduction, Documentation and Approvals & Acceptance

Kansas Level 2 Electronic Course

  • Hours 8
  • Target Audience –
    • Unlimited Fire Alarm Company (All buildings)
    • Alarm Company Manager (Unlimited)
    • Alarm Technician (Unlimited)
  • Summary- The Kansas Level 2 Electronic Course covers parts to a circuit (power source, conductors & load) types of circuits, measuring electricity (voltage, current, resistance & power), applying ohm’s law, conversions, load calculations and voltage drop

Kansas Level 2- Codes & Standards Course

  • Hours 8
  • Target Audience
    • Unlimited Fire Alarm Company (All buildings)
    • Alarm Salesperson (Unlimited Fire)
  • Summary- Covers the applicable building codes for Oklahoma including; IBC- International Building Code, IFC- International Fire Code, IMC- International Mechanical code, IRC- International Residential Code and NFPA 101- Life Safety Code.

How Can I Get More Information?


Brad Shipp
NESA Executive Director

Tel: 301.519.9237
Email: exdirector@nesaus.org