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Industry Certification Programs


The following is a list of some of the many quality retailer/integrator industry certification programs. Information is provided as a resource only and should not be seen as an endorsement of any program. Learn more about industry certification.
The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance builds the foundation for a career-ready technology workforce. As a professional-based organization, ESPA represents technicians the workers that are installing, maintaining, and upgrading 21st century technology. The ESPA Certified-EST's and the accompanying curricula set the standard for entry-level EST's. The ESPA Certified-EST's provides a set of fundamental best practices common across all tech markets structured wiring, distributed audio and video, satellite, theater rooms, lighting, security and life safety systems and automation controls. ESPA Certified-EST's covers five key domains: electrical basics; tools; construction methods and materials; wiring and installation practices; and standards, codes, and safety practices.
The NCEE assists educators in fostering electronics knowledge by developing competencies that enable each school to implement a standardized program for a variety of electronics-based courses. The NCEE maintains an unmatched reputation as a credible competency source, as it pulls from many active industry-wide participants. 

Encompassing a broad collection of interests, the NCEE offers free a standardized list of competencies in these technology-based areas:

  • Appliance Service
  • Basic Electronics
  • Computer Service
  • Consumer Electronics Service
  • Wireless Communications
  • Satellite Systems
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Certified Electronics Technician
  • Certified Service Manager
  • Certified Appliance Professional
  • Master Certified Appliance Professional
  • Certified Service Manager
  • Certified Administrator - Service