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ESPA Seeks Industry Input on Certification

The organization is taking a survey for additional input into the creation of a new designation for entry-level commercial and electronic systems technicians.

Cedar Rapids, IA–The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) recently finalized the job task analysis process for creating its Certified-EST education and certification products, and now the organization wants additional input from the industry at large.

The job task analysis, or JTA, identifies all of the critical skills required of an entry-level electronic systems technician as a baseline for creating appropriate courses and exam direction.

Survey participants will have the opportunity to guide the creation of Certified-EST–which will be positioned as the most comprehensive and credible industry designation for entry-level commercial and residential electronic systems technicians.

This survey will be used to validate the knowledge and skills covered by the certification exam objectives.

It is vital that we know what the industry needs and wants when it comes to entry-level employees, said Chuck Wilson, ESPA chairman. Our goal is to combine the industry needs into one gateway education and certification program that provides new installers with the basic skills needed to be an asset in this market.

Those interested in being part of this survey should email [email protected] to receive instructions or visit The survey will only be available until November 30, 2007.

ESPA anticipates rolling out its education and certification programs in Spring of 2008. For the latest news on ESPA developments visit