NSCA Announces Update for EST Certificate Holders

September 28, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Sept. 28, 2015 — NSCA and ESPA announce that the two organizations have worked together to unify their approach to CEU requirements for the C-EST and C-EST L2 certification programs.

Because the majority of job tasks, math and physics, and the basics of electronics haven’t changed in previous program review cycles, both C-EST and C-EST L2 programs are now considered “one-time” certifications and serve as stepping stones to other training and certification programs offered in the systems integration industry.

All existing NSCA C-EST LS-certified technicians will be grandfathered in as well, offering non-expiring certification. Current and new ESPA certifications will no longer have expiration dates.

“After lengthy discussions with members, and an attempt to simplify and harmonize EST certifications, we’ve decided to make EST a permanent credential,” explains NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “Once it’s earned, the certification is valid for the length of the professional’s career.”

NSCA will reissue new certifications with no listed expiration date to certificate holders by December 2015. An FAQ sheet will accompany the new certificates and be posted at https://www.nsca.org/faqs-est-certificate-holders/.

For more information about NSCA or this change to C-EST and C-EST L2 certification programs, visit www.nsca.org or call (800) 446-6722.

About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.


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