As you search for the most qualified job candidates, NSCA's Technical Assessment Tool can help you determine who has the skills and capabilities you need to fill a specific role.
The Technical Assessment Tool has been updated to reflect changes in technology and installation processes. Use it now!
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
"Kudos to NSCA in creating such a great tool! This has given us a baseline for where a technical team member should be either during recruitment or promotion. It can also be used to identify gaps in training for our team’s professional development plans."
-Brian Morrow, CEC
Based on the roles you want to fill, you can test candidates on industry knowledge and technology proficiency in specific categories at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels:
- Audio/sound reinforcement
- Digital signage
- Industrial/commercial sound
- Unified communications
Phone Systems, Data, & Networking
- Digital signage
- Equipment racks/cabinets/wall plates
- Fiber optics
Life Safety, Fire, & Security
- Access control
- Fire alarms
- Nurse call
- Security/alarm systems
- Low-voltage lighting
To order NSCA’s Technical Assessment Tool, you must login as an NSCA member. The Technical Assessment Tool is included in your NSCA membership at no charge.
Once you place your order for the Technical Assessment Tool, the request is sent to NSCA. We will review your request and send you the necessary information to access the tool.
One the candidate has completed the assessment, the administrator can download a report that details the candidate's performance.
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).