The ESPA Certified-EST® exam is based upon the best practices of the commercial and residential electronic industries. ESPA certification "sets the bar" and provides the foundational knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in many fields including commercial and residential A/V, telecom, cable, satellite, fire & security, computers, building & general trades, green technologies, and advanced manufacturing. There are thousands of available jobs in these EST-related career verticals. We hope to open the door for you by giving you the entry-level credential that will put you on the priority list for the hiring managers in these fields.
Our core curriculum was written and contributed to by volunteers including longtime industry educators and innovators. The ESPA Certified-Electronic Systems Technician® or ESPA Certified-EST® is the building block upon which advanced specialty certifications can be pursued.
Our review course and exam cover the following electronic systems concepts:
Construction Methods and Materials
Wiring and Installation Practices
odes, and Safety Practices
The ESPA Certified-EST® exam is designed to be challenging. It tests a technician candidate's understanding of industry basics and is a true indicator of whether or not the technician is prepared for a career in electronic systems contracting.
Your path to certification:
ESPA Certified-EST® Online Review: $189
(includes 5 modules)
ESPA Certified-EST® Online Individual Modules: $49
per module a la carte
ESPA Certified-EST® Review Guide (printed copy): $49
ESPA Module Workbooks (printed copy): $29
per module a la carte
The Pre-Test Assessment: The purpose of the Pre-Test Assessment is to ensure that you are ready to be tested on the five domains of knowledge (electrical basics; tools; construction methods and materials; wiring and installation practices; and standards, codes, and safety practices) that make up the ESPA Certified
-EST. Once the Pre-Test is started, you will have up to twenty-four (24) hours to complete and submit your assessment exam. If you fail due to an incomplete exam, another exam will need to be purchased.
ESPA strongly encourages you to take this Pre-Test Assessment.
Upon completion of the Pre-Test Assessment, you will receive a domain-specific scoring report detailing your knowledge of the specific areas the ESPA exam covers. The training prescription contained in the score report should help you decide what you need to do prior to taking the exam. If you have questions about this Pre-Test Assessment, please email
Full review course: Offered via instructor-led training and a self-paced online program.
The self-paced online review program allows more study time for those that are new to the EST field and feel they need more time to learn the material at their own pace.
The course will have unlimited access for 30 days from purchase.
The instructor-led training course is presented at tradeshows and other partner venues and is geared to those already in the industry who have never been certified and feel they need a full review course to help them pass the exam.
email@example.com if you would like to schedule an instructor led review for your sudents
Module specific training: Offered through online training or purchase seperately for those who prefer learning by book studey only. A hard hard copy guide also can be ordered and shipped to you via LuLu.com. This option is definitely for those already in the field and only need to brush up on one or two specific modules.
Each course will have unlimited access for 30 days from purchase.
Cost: $49.00 per module
Downloadable 300-page guide: The guide is included with both Full Review courses (instructor-led and online review), but it also can be purchased separately for those who prefer learning by book study only. A hard copy guide also can be ordered and shipped to you via LuLu.com.
if you have additional questions.