Your ESPA Certified-EST® certification shows you’ve taken the first step to a life-long process of updating your skills. With enhanced certifications, you’ll take command of your evolving electronics career and stay up-to-date on the newest trends.
As an ESPA Certified-EST®, you can continue your education through the various programs offered by ESPA founders and affiliates. Each program helps you further define your skills in different areas of electronics: audio/video, computers, lighting, automation controls, security, telecom, cable, satellite, and green technologies.
Check out the following ESPA partner programs and websites to take the next step in your career as an electronics systems professional:
CEA, a not-for-profit association and producer of the International Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), serves the broader consumer electronics industry. Its membership includes many retailers and integrators, both large and small. CEA’s TechHome membership division focuses on technology installation and integration. TechHome recognizes ESPA as the preferred entry-level EST certification and endorses the CEDIA higher certifications for residential and the NSCA courses for commercial.
CEDIA, a not-for-profit trade association, serves the residential systems industry globally, with their members focusing on technologies such as home theater, automation, networking and energy management. CEDIA training covers every aspect of the industry, and ESPA certification forms the foundation for their certification track (EST2, EST3, and Designer).
National Systems Contractors Association
NSCA, a not-for-profit association, represents the commercial electronic systems industry. NSCA University offers courses on project management, business, sales, design and technical knowledge.
The NSCA Education Foundation supports ESPA and its mission through its scholarship program.