New Top Level NICET Certification Completes VSST Program
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) announces it has released the examination for the new Video Security Systems Technician (VSST) Level IV certification. The opening of the computer-based test marks the completion of the VSST program.
Level IV is the highest possible certification for video security technicians, according to NICET. It represents demonstrated knowledge and experience with large, networked Type C systems. (Type A systems are basic systems with standard components, low bandwidth transmission, and menu-driven set-up. Type B systems can include specialized components, programmable controls, and high bandwidth transmission.)
NICET’s system types (A, B, and C) were defined by a group of subject matter experts as a way of relating each level of certification to a type of CCTV system. The matching of qualifications to system allows experienced VSS designers and technicians to advance their careers with nationally recognized credentials, according to NICET.
VSS designers can apply for Level I. VSS technicians can apply for Levels I through IV. NICET’s career track provides a ladder of credentials beginning with the entry-level and extending through the most experienced designers and technicians in the VSS industry.
VSS Designer I designs types A and B, and Designer II designs all three. VSS Technician I is in training and assists on projects. VSS Technician II installs Type A, Technician III installs Type A and B, and Technician IV installs all three. (VSS Designer II is expected to be available in September.)
More information the program is available at www.nicet.org/candidates/programs/videotechnician.cfm.
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