At test stations equipped with System Sensor detectors and other electronic components, technicians work through the hands-on portion of the National Systems Contractors Association’s first-ever certified electronic systems technician exam, which took place at the 2004 Systems Integration Expo in March.
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), a not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry, conducted the industry’s first electronic systems-based certification exam for technicians at its 2004 Systems Integration Expo.

And thanks to companies such as System Sensor, St. Charles, Ill., which donated more than 20 smoke detectors to the NSCA, technicians worked with operational equipment during the hands-on portion of the test.

Test stations wired with numerous electronic connections and components served to verify the practical knowledge of the more than 100 technicians who took the certified electronic systems technician (C-EST) exam at the show, held in March in Las Vegas. The test stations will be put to use at subsequent C-EST exams, which will be conducted in cities across the U.S. throughout 2004. (Visit for more information about C-EST exam dates.)

For more information on the NSCA electronic systems-based certification exam, contact System Sensor at (800) 736-7672, or visit