Classroom Training

The only thing worse than training an employee and having them leave, is to not train them, and have them stay.
– Zig Ziglar

Our Classes

Level I Course

The ASAA / NESA Level I course begins with several general topics including: overview of the industry, ethics, building construction, safety, law, codes and standards, general electricity, microprocessors and tools. It prepares technicians for system installations and service repairs by covering the basic steps used in our industry including: documentation, site survey, component location, cabling and testing.

The course is two days of instruction and a half a day for review and testing.
This course satisfies the requirements for Alarm Agents (sales) and Technicians.

Fire Installation and Wiring Codes

The ASAA / NESA Fire Installation and Wiring Codes course focuses on NFPA 72 and covers: Fundamentals, Fire Signatures, Effects and States, Codes & Standards, AHJ, Fire Alarm Equipment Overview, Initiating Devices, Signal Transmission, Controls, Power, Notification Appliances, Signaling Systems, Ancillary Circuits and Documentation.

Fire Installation and Wiring Codes is based on: NFPA 72 (’10) and NFPA 70 (’11). Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring these books with them for discussion.

This course is two days of instruction and a half day for review and testing.

This course satisfies one of the requirements for Managers. It is also a great course for all technicians that deal with fire alarm systems, but is NOT required for them.

Electronics

The ASAA / NESA Electronics course covers parts of a circuit, types of circuits, measuring electricity, applying Ohm’s law, conversions, load calculations and voltage drop. It is an in depth course on trouble shooting and using a meter.

This course is one day of instruction and a half day for review and testing.

This course satisfies one of the requirements for Managers. It is also a great course for all technicians, but is NOT required for them.

About the Classes

Daily Schedule

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

The below times are approximate and will vary based on class size, general knowledge of the students, and the flow of the class.

Level I usually lasts until 4:30-5:00 p.m. the first two days of class (Tuesday and Wednesday for classes held in Little Rock, Friday and Saturday for classes held in Bentonville and Fort Smith). The 2-hour test usually begins about 9:00 a.m. on the third day.

Fire Installation and Wiring Codes usually begins at 8:00 a.m. The first two days of the fire class (Tuesday and Wednesday for Little Rock, Thursday and Friday for Bentonville and Fort Smith) usually run until 5:00 – 5:30. The third day of class is for review and testing. The goal is to complete the course by noon of the third day. Electronics will begin immediately following the Fire Installation and Wiring Codes exam.

Electronics begins immediately following the Fire Installation and Wiring Codes exam and usually lasts until 4:30-5:00 p.m. but may go later, as it is a day and a half class. There is practical homework that is reviewed the second day of the class. Following the review of the homework on the second day (the fourth day if taking both the fire and electronics courses), there is a one-hour exam. It usually begins about 8:30-9:00 a.m. but may start later.

Combined for Convenience

The Arkansas Security Alarm Association teaches the Electronics (occasionally referred to as “Level 2A) and Fire Installation and Wiring Codes (occasionally referred to as “Level 2B” ) courses consecutively. We do this to make it more convenient for both the student and the instructor. These courses are still two separate courses. If you take both courses, you will need to pay for both courses. It is possible to pass one and fail the other. You will then only need to re-take the failed course.

What to Expect at an ASAA Class

ASAA / NESA courses are designed to give each student an introduction in the covered topic. For example, the Level I course does not cover and test on using a drill. It does show why having a drill is important and how it is used in our industry.

The ASAA uses top quality instructors. All of our instructors have been teaching the required training for the state for at least five years. Several of our instructors have thirty years experience in the electronic security industry, all have at least ten.

ASAA / NESA students are expected to attend all of the courses. Unless otherwise noted, all classes begin promptly at 8:00 am and will last until the instructor dismisses for the day. There may be homework assigned in any of the courses. The student will be responsible for ALL the material in their book and on the slide presentation. A test score of 70% or greater constitutes passing the course. All exams will be multiple choice.

The ASAA will try and have results back to the student within five business days.  However, on-line students may have to wait a bit longer, as we do not submit less than five exams to be graded.

Students with special needs should contact ASAA at least ten (10) days before the beginning of class to make any necessary arrangements.

Other questions should be directed to:

Jordon Brown
104 North 13th
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 785-2323 voice
(479) 785-1155 fax

Class Schedule

Training Schedule

Level I

2018

January 23-25 in Little Rock
March 27-29 in Little Rock
May 22-24 in Little Rock
June 29-30 in Fort Smith
July 24-26 in Little Rock
September 25-27 in Little Rock
November 27-29 in Little Rock

Fire Installation and Wiring Codes and Electronics

2018

February 22-24 in Fort Smith
April 17-20 in Little Rock
August 23-25 in Fort Smith
October 23-26 in Little Rock

Class Pricing

The ASAA is the most cost effective path to licensing.   Whether it is one student or an established company sending dozens of employees, we can qualify them to meet the state statute.

Price Includes:

The following costs cover the necessary books and examination fee.

Price Excludes:

The student will be responsible for their own meals, room and board, pencils, paper, calculator, tabbing materials and any other items needed for the class.

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The fees must be paid at least five (5) days in advance and are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Class Locations

ASAA hosts in-class training at two locations:  Little Rock and Fort Smith.

We try and alternate the locations.   Please see our calendar page for the in-class schedule.

Class Locations

ASAA hosts in-class training at two locations:  Little Rock and Fort Smith.

We try and alternate the locations.   Please see our calendar page for the in-class schedule.

Little Rock Location

Fort Smith Location

Little Rock Training

ADI
4205 South Shackleford, Suite E
Little Rock, AR 72209

Little Rock Training

Hotel Option

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  • HOTEL
  • There is a new Home2 Suites by Hilton that is offering ASAA students a discount.   Use code 0003061505 when checking in to receive a $99.99 rate for a Standard Studio.  This hotel is brand new and none of the ASAA instructors/sub-contractors have stayed here.   We are simply offering it as an option.

Fort Smith Location

Guard Tronic Executive Center
104 North 13th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Fort Smith Training

Hotel Option

Meet the Arkansas Security Alarm Association Instructors

Randy Perry

Randy Perry

President

  • 30+ years in the industry
  • 20+ years in the ASAA
  • 20+ years as an instructor
  • Motorcycle enthusiast
  • Devoted family man
Jordon Brown

Jordon Brown

Secretary / Treasurer

  • 28+ years in the industry
  • 20+ years of teaching industry related courses
  • NICET III Certified
  • 2003 NTS Instructor of the Year
Rick Howell

Rick Howell

Vice President

  • 23+ years in the industry
  • 19+ years as an ASAA Instructor
  • Teaches licensing courses country-wide
  • Political junky
Chuck Hampton

Chuck Hampton

Guest Instructor

  • Chuck was in the industry for 10 years before becoming an EMT, and then a Paramedic.
  • Starting as an installer’s helper, then taking over the company.
  • Specialized instruction in Job Safety and Code Compliance
Patrick Rodgers

Patrick Rodgers

Instructor-In-Training

  • From installation, to central station, to distribution, to owning his own company, Patrick has worked in every aspect of the electronic security industry.
  • 25+ years experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay for the class with a credit card?

The ASAA accepts Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal.  To pay by credit card, visit our Pay page.   To pay by PayPal, email jordon@aralarm.org and request an invoice be sent.

What should I bring to class with me?

ASAA / NESA will provide you with your book and testing information. The student will be responsible for your lodging and meals.

You may also want to bring:

  • a #2 pencil
  • notebook
  • tabs or post-it notes to mark pages in book
  • calculator (cannot be a PDA, laptop, watch, cell phone, pager or any other device with wireless or photo capabilities)
  • layered clothes (room temperatures range from 50 – 90 degrees)
  • book (if retaking)
  • open mind
Can I take the courses on-line?

Yes.  Please read the on-line training page before registering.

The cost is the same as in-class training and there is NO additional fees for testing.

I've lost my certificate. Now what?

f you have taken an ASAA course after January 1, 2006, we can get you a copy of your certificate.   There is a $15.00 to reasearch and/or replace any certificate.   Please do NOT contact the ASAA if you took a course prior to January 1, 2006.

If you took a course prior to January 1, 2006, please contact the Electronic Security Association (Formally known as National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association).

What if I have special needs?

The Arkansas Security Alarm Association will do everything in our power to ensure that every student has a fair opportunity to pass each exam taken. If a student has a special need, we request notification at least ten (10) days prior to the beginning of the class so that special arrangements may be made.

Please send notification to:
Arkansas Security Alarm Association
P.O. Box 773
Fort Smith, AR 72902

or fax to:
(479) 785-1155

or email to:
jordon@aralarm.org

if emailing the notification, please check to option to request a read receipt.

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