ESA’s Online Tool Delivers the Latest State Licensing Requirements

One of the biggest challenges in the electronic security and life-safety industry is staying up to date on licensing requirements in individual states.

ESA’s Online Tool Delivers the Latest State Licensing Requirements

As the leading trade association representing the dealer, integrator and monitoring professional, ESA arms its members with powerful tools like the ESA State Licensing Guide to keep its members informed and armed for success.

The online resource provides information about all 50 states, with up-to-the-minute licensing requirement updates, all in one place. Requirements and regulatory agency contact information are accessible to ease the burden of maintaining credentials. Whether you are looking for licensing as it pertains to intrusion, fire, video, access control and PERs, this guide has it.

Why Licensing?

Occupational licensing that comports with the skillsets needed for specific occupations and serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of consumers is a public good.

Our industry is widely regulated in local and state governments, because it is deemed to be in the best interest of the public for alarm and life safety systems to be installed, maintained and monitored by professional and qualified persons.

However, there is no consistency or conformity in licensing requirements from state to state.

Making Sense of it All

To help make sense of it all, ESA established its State Licensing Guide. The resource is free and available to all members. Simply click on the state you’d like information on and ESA will provide all information that is publicly available regarding licensing.

The association will even provide direct links, where applicable, to its National Training School courses that are approved in the state.

Keeping You Educated, Informed and Licensed

ESA’s National Training School offers online courses that are approved by many state regulatory agencies. It delivers courses both online and through traditional instructor-led classrooms. Last year alone, more than 2,200 technicians chose ESA’s National Training School courses.

Advocating for Uniform Licensing

ESA supports uniform electronic security licensing language for all states. The association has created model licensing language that provides states with an interest in updating obsolete licensing language or otherwise creating licensing that comports with best practices and standards for the electronic security and life safety industry. This language was developed with a task force of industry experts with extensive experience in licensing across all states and many local jurisdictions.

Not a Member of ESA?

Not a member of ESA? What are you waiting for? Visit ESAweb.org/join today. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.

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