SIA Adds New Features to Central Station Course

The Security Industry Association has added new features to its Central Station Operator/Instructor Training (CST) program.

Starting with the August class in Alexandria, Va., the CST course will include expanded instruction on:

  • ETL certification;
  • How to read formats (with an explanation of the various languages);
  • Alternate signal delivery to include IP and GSM; and other topics.
"As one of the only central station training programs to offer instruction in the classroom, not online, the CST course already provided a substantive learning experience that was enhanced by the invaluable exchange between student and trainer," SIA Director of Education Arminda Valles-Hall said. "These additions make a great product even better."

The CST course is a five-day program that provides information about the entire process of training a central station operator from experienced instructors. It identifies the necessary elements of an in-house training program and teaches techniques for evaluating progress and working with students to improve their performance. Upon completion of the course, the graduate becomes both a SIA-certified operator and a SIA-certified trainer who is authorized to certify his or her own operators.

The next CST courses are:

  • August 17-21 (Alexandria, Va.)
    Hosted by Security Industry Association
  • September 14-18 (Kissimmee, Fla.)
    Hosted by MicroKey Solutions
  • October 5-9 (Hunt Valley, Md.)
    Hosted by AlarmWatch Monitoring Services
The course fee is $550 for SIA members and $650 for non-members.

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