Technical Assessment Tool

Click here to order the Technical Assessment Tool


Save time, streamline hiring, identify current employees who have extraordinary technical skills, and find the best new candidates by using NSCA’s Technical Assessment Tool.

This NSCA members-only online program allows you to gauge the proficiency of technicians and installers before you hire them.

You can also administer this test to internal candidates who may express interest in a new role requiring more technical knowledge.



“Yesterday, we started using the Technical Assessment Tool, which I’m using to gauge the knowledge of our field service group. If we’re all glaringly missing something, or lacking in a specific technology, then I can pull everybody together and do a group training or boot camp to fill that gap.”
-Pat Vaughn, Simpatico

Topics assessed include general industry knowledge and technology proficiency of a variety of system types at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.  You select which categories you want each candidate to complete. The Assessment Modules are outlined below:


  • Pro sound
  • Unified communications
  • Videoconferencing

Phone, Data, & Networks

  • Cabling
  • Clocks
  • Digital signage
  • Equipment racks/cabinets/wall plates
  • Fiber optics
  • Networking
  • Nurse call
  • Telephony

Life Safety, Fire, & Security

  • Access control
  • CCTV
  • Fire alarms
  • Security/alarm systems
  • Video


  • Low-voltage lighting

Here are some sample questions:

General Industry Knowledge

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Once the testing is complete, the administrator can download a report explaining the candidate’s performance. To order NSCA’s Technical Assessment Tool, you must login as an NSCA member. For more information, call 1-800-446-6722.

The Technical Assessment Tool is included with your NSCA membership at no charge.

Click here to order the Technical Assessment Tool

All single assessments must be used within 90 days . Please allow 1 business day for processing (normal business hours: M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST).


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