CAA, WBFAA Launch Field Service Technician Online Training Program
The National Training Program offers partnership programs for state associations to financially support education, training and outreach.
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — The California Alarm Association (CAA) and Western Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (WBFAA) UATC have collaborated to launch an online training program, including a 24-hour Field Service Technician 1 (FST1) and a comprehensive CEU package.
Bay Alarm COO Tim Westphal initiated the training program, which is offered nationwide, during his tenure as president of the CAA.
“The FST1 training course is the first of a series of courses that address the foundational needs of our industry and provides technicians fundamental training they need in the field,” Westphal says. “The WBFAA is a proven provider of education and serves more than 100 companies in California through our Fire/Life Safety certified technician and apprentice program.”
The FST1 course includes basic communication and safety as well as introducing to tools, construction math, NEC and electrical drawings. The interactive online course covers DC circuits, low-voltage cabling and intrusion detection systems.
Student price for companies who are members of electronic security associations is $250; $350 for non-members.
The NTP CEU Package includes 100 hours of relevant courses for $250 ($350 for non-members) for a one-year subscription. The catalog includes IP Video and Networking, Access Control Systems, NICET Fire Alarm System Prep, Customer Service and Sales in the Security Industry, Codes and Standards, and much more.
“The WBFAA serves nearly 1,000 technicians on an ongoing basis, and we are confident this training program will meet the training needs of companies in California as well as nationally,” says Ron Lander, chair of the WBFAA UATC. “The FST1 curriculum was developed by Shane Clary of Bay Alarm along with Chuck Petrusha of Advanced Security Systems and is ideal for onboarding new technicians.”
The National Training Program offers partnership programs for state associations to financially support education, training and outreach programs.
For more information, visit nationaltrainingprogram.com or call (800) 901-2390.
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