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Certified Alarm Security Technician (CAST)

Alarm Security Technicians must be able to identify and describe the operations of alarms and have basic understanding of technology and its configuration, fiber optics-telecommunications, software, and computers and locks. The CAST will be able to explain, understand, and use block diagrams and schematics, digital concepts, software, hand tools-soldering, data communications, and cameras and intercoms.

If you hold a Stand-Alone CAST and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training. To upgrade, please fill out the Journeyman CET upgrade form. Journeyman upgrades are $50.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

CAST Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification: or
Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Electronic Security Networking Technician (ESNT)

The ESNT was developed for technicians who have gained knowledge and skills needed to properly cable, connect, install, program and troubleshoot IP-enabled security devices onto local area networks and the Internet. This certification is an acknowledgement of the examinee’s familiarization and understanding of the hardware and theory of operation of this medium. It is a stand-alone certification that can also be used as a Journeyman option.

If you hold a Stand-Alone ESNT and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training. To upgrade, please fill out the Journeyman CET upgrade form. Journeyman upgrades are $50.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

ESNT Exam Info

Price: $100
Type of Certification: or
Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 80
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Residential Electronics Systems Integrator (RESI)

Residential Electronics Systems Integrator is a professional certification for those who design and oversee the installation and integration of electronics systems in residences and light commercial buildings. The objective of the integrator is to produce a residential or light commercial electronics systems package that will allow all data, control, and communication signals to be integrated at the premise controller and converged into one secure cohesive communication stream, to either be used within the premise or to be passed back and forth through the gateway. The Integrator should be proficient in the many protocols used over diverse media to communicate with and control residential and light commercial electronics systems.

Available RESI Endorsements:

  1. Audio-Video (AV)
  2. Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
  3. Computer Networking (CN)
  4. Environmental Control (EC)
  5. Security-Surveillance (SS)

Each of the five endorsements (AV, CCTV, CN, EC, and SS), if taken at separate times, is $75 per endorsement; if the RESI and and one endorsement are taken at the same time it is $75 - a price break of $75.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes be must completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

eITprep LogoETA is proud to partner with eITprep to offer an online study resource for this ETA certification - only $59.95! You will have 6 months to complete the content. These courses are for self-study or certification maintenance purposes only, and do not lead to certification. You will need to sit for the appropriate exam by contacting an ETA Certification Administrator and/or ETA-Approved School.

RESI Exam Info

Price: $75 each
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exams: 75-80
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours
What's covered?

Master Residential Electronics Systems Integrator (RESIma)

The Master RESI will be proficient in all of the core RESI skills and knowledge and in planning and designing electronics and communications equipment systems and layout for new and existing construction. The Master RESI is capable of designing the entire system and network for audio, video, data and control of security and environment to function in one IP bit stream converged at the home controller. He/she is also capable of troubleshooting and debugging the system and planning installation or modifications. The Master RESI has extensive knowledge of the operation and technology and is proficient in each of the basic five subcategories of residential electronics.

The Master RESI certification prerequisites include successfully completing the core RESI certification requirements plus holding each of the five RESI endorsements-Audio Video, Closed Circuit TV, Computer Networking, Environmental Control, and Security-Surveillance.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes be must completed within one year of the first exam session.

RESIma Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification: N/A
Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: N/A
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours