The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Alexandria, Va., has released three exams in the Video Security Systems (VSS) suite.

CCTV technicians and designers who work on types A and B systems can now demonstrate their qualifications with a NICET certification. NICET’s system types (A, B, and C) were defined by a group of subject matter experts as a way of relating each level of certification to a type of CCTV system. This matching of qualifications to system type will bring value to integrators and to buyers, and will allow experienced VSS designers and technicians to advance their careers with nationally recognized credentials. VSS designers can apply for level I certification now. VSS technicians can apply for levels I through III now. NICET’s career track philosophy provides a valuable credential for the entry-level person to the most experienced.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) requested NICET to create this new credential due, in part, to the need for a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. NICET worked with  SIA, National Systems Contractors Association, and PSA Security Network; and companies such as Pelco, Bosch Security Systems, Tyco Fire & Security, Panasonic System Solutions Company, and Dedicated Micros. For more information,