ESA Now Offers Online Security Technician Assessment Exams

Assessment exams are available in general, overall skillset and in specialized areas. Employees will receive an outcome report that weighs the test takers’ skills as beginner, intermediate or advanced.

DALLAS — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has launched a new tool as part of its national training school to help employers with one of the biggest challenges faced when hiring new security technicians — gauging practical areas of proficiencies.

“Many other professions use skills assessments to verify computer or accounting expertise, for example, so ESA felt with the thousands of test questions we have available from our courses that we would have the perfect resource to create a tool to help hiring managers,” says Michelle Yungblut, ESA’s chief knowledge officer.

The tool consists of affordable, online aptitude tests, developed with input from industry subject matter experts over the past year, and will measure a technician’s skill level on several core proficiencies that employers want when seeking to hire the best possible candidate, according to ESA.

Assessment exams are available in general, overall skillset — and in specialized areas, including video surveillance, access control, fire and intrusion.

Upon completion of each assessment, employees will receive an outcome report that will weigh the test takers’ skills as beginner, intermediate or advanced.

ESA says these reports will also show areas of strengths and weaknesses so that managers are prepared to assign the employee tasks that match their skill level — and design training programs to enhance employee weaknesses as well as build upon their proficiencies.

“We have eight different assessments, each of which is just 25 questions and takes about 30 minutes to complete, so the time needed is very minimal,” adds Yungblut.

As with all ESA National Training School courses and training programs, ESA Members receive exclusive discounts. Assessment exams are now available: $35 each for ESA Members and $49 each for non-members.

For more information about the online security technician assessment, click here.

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