The Security Industry Association (SIA)’s 40-hour central station training (CST) program — including classroom training with proctored exams and certification for both operators and instructors — is the only CST course of its kind in the industry.

SIA’s CST course 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.

 The next CST courses are:

July 20-24(Kissimmee, Fla.)
Hosted by Micro Key Software

August 17-21  (Alexandria, Va.)
Hosted by Security Industry Association

September 14-18  (Kissimmee, Fla.)
Hosted by Micro Key Software

October 5-9  (Baltimore, Md.)
Hosted by AlarmWatch Monitoring Services

The course costs $550 for SIA members and $650 for non-members.

For more information, visit the  SIA Web siteor contact Kim Roberts, SIA’s manager of education and training, at (703) 647-8496 or