Training Events

NJ Uniform Construction Code

Permit Rules Demystified
Updated for Design and Shop Drawing Regulations


Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Course Title:  NJ Uniform Construction Code – Permit Rules Demystified (Updated for Design and Shop Drawing Regulations)

The NJ Uniform Construction Code the International Building Code and NFPA-72 contain provisions regarding the creation of design and shop drawings. The NJ Uniform Construction also contains special provisions with regards to documents prepared by people, typically system contractors, other than design professionals such as the project architect or principal engineer and pending regulations regarding plans for class 3 buildings.  This two hour seminar will review the requirements for design and shop drawings, submittals and calculations, class 3 buildings and the permit submission package.  Principals and System Technicians tasked with permitting are encouraged to attend as are estimating and operational staff responsible for project estimating and project management.   Instructor is John Drucker whos experience spans field technical support, estimating, project management and as an authority having jurisdiction.

Instructor: John Drucker

CEUs: 2 / Course code: L/C

Cost: $50 (members) / $70 (non-members)

For questions, please contact Sunitha Arni at


Virtual Training Event

Buying Another Alarm Company

Selling Your Alarm Company

Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course Title:  Selling Your Alarm Company – Buying Another Alarm Company

If you are looking to sell your company, you do not want to miss this session. All material aspects of the “deal” will be discussed, including : Non-Disclosure Agreements, Letter of Intent, Due Diigence, Hold-Backs, Valuation (RMR), Asset Purchase Agreement, Indemnification, Closing and Traps and Pitfalls to avoid. With plenty of time for questions, you will leave this session with a solid analytical framework on how to approach your next “deal”. This session is best suited for business owners, managers, and others interested in learning some transactional law.

Instructor: Mike Revness

CEUs: 2 / Course code: BUS

Cost: $50 (members) / $70 (non-members)

For questions, please contact Sunitha Arni at


Virtual Training Event

Active Shooter Medical Emergency

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Course Title:  Active Shooter Medical Emergency

This class will review the ABC tactics for active shooters (avoid, barricade, confront), and will review incidents and lessons learned.

Instructor: Michael Dugan

CEUs: 2 / Course code: SAF

Cost: $50 (members) / $70 (non-members)

For questions, please contact Sunitha Arni at


The ABCs of BDA

Summary: Public safety systems are not one size fits all – each system requires customization, premium products, sound engineering, and proper installation and maintenance. Public safety in-building systems must take into account the radio spectrum environment, structural parameters, and the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). RF Solutions is an industry thought leader in the public safety field. We’ve designed and implemented over 100 public safety systems, and we’ve faced a multitude of challenges, requiring creative and out of the box solutions.

During this two-hour course, we will offer a comprehensive dive into the heart of public safety distributed antenna systems: The Bi-Directional Amplifier, also known as a BDA. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • The Evolution of In-Building Public Safety Systems
  • An overview of the NFPA 1221 & the IFC510 codes
  • What are public safety systems and how do they work?
  • Which buildings require them
  • In-building public safety terminology
  • The Bi-Directional Amplifier
  • Simplex Functionality
  • Design Considerations and Challenges
  • Real life experiences using in-building public safety systems
  • Q&A

This is a virtual training event.

For questions, please contact Sunitha Arni at


Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Michael Littman – VP Engineering, RF Solutions

Mike brings over 21 years of experience in the wireless industry to RF Solutions. His expertise includes base station and mobile antenna design, RF cellular deployment and optimization, public safety communication, microwave, and Wi-Fi. Mike has provided extensive RF engineering testimony for the approval and construction of new cell sites across NY, NJ, CT, and PA, and was instrumental in the public safety design and deployment of very large projects in NYC, such as the World Trade Center. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


Lisa Jardine – Project Manager/Director of Communications, RF Solutions

Lisa received a B.S. in Computer Applications and Information Systems from NYU and spent ten years at Merrill Lynch in their New York, Chicago, and Tokyo offices as an IT project manager. After raising four children, both in the U.S. and Japan, she returned to school to study creative writing at Manhattanville College, where she received her M.F.A. Prior to joining RF Solutions, she was a freelance writer, having written for CNN, The Japan Times, and Metropolis Magazine, among other publications.


Chief Alan Perdue – Executive Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

Chief Perdue began his fire service journey as a volunteer firefighter with the Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department and was employed by Guilford County Department of Emergency Services in 1979. He progressed through the ranks and was appointed Emergency Services Director in 2003 and after 34 years of service he retired in 2013. Chief Perdue is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission for Professional Credentialing. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, Chief Perdue currently serves as a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee, a member of the International Accreditation Services (IAC) Technical Advisory Council for Regulatory Code Programs, Underwriters Laboratories Standard #2525 Standards Technical Panel and The Center for Public Safety Excellence’s (CPSE) Appeals Committee. He is also an Elected County Commissioner in Guilford County, NC.

NJELSA Partners with the Electronic Security Association’s National Training School (ESA/NTS) to Bring Our Members “Virtual” Training Courses


NJELSA Members Will Receive a Registration and Training Discount!


NJELSA in partnership with ESA/NTS is now offering the virtual equivalent of live classroom training. These classes will help develop your staff’s expertise in intrusion, fire, service, networking, video surveillance, access control and more. Plus, as a NJELSA member, you´ll receive a discount on all courses!

Types of Training Courses

ONLINE “CORE” COURSES – are online versions of many of the ESA/NTS’s most popular courses. They offer the student the flexibility of taking the courses at times convenient to their schedule.

ONLINE CEU COURSES – are online courses designed to aid students in obtaining continuing education credits for the renewal of many industry certifications and licenses.  These courses are shorter in duration (typically only an hour or so), and also ideal for internal company use for training employees on new and expanding technologies, or just updating your staffs knowledge on various topics. 

Many of these courses are approved for NJ CEUs!

The Advantage of Virtual Classroom Training

From the comfort of your home or office, you can virtually attend regularly scheduled courses to interact with instructors and classmates in real time. This allows you to get the full benefit of a live instructor without the travel time or expense.

Interact and Engage – through high quality video of all participants and instructor

Watch Live – training presentation slides and take practice quizzes/exams

Learn – and hone your craft from your own personal workspace

NJELSA Member Discount
NJELSA Members receive a “Training Discount” on ESA NTS Online Courses. 

NJ members will need to put in their NJ specific coupon code (NJ-ESA-2020) in order to get the member rate. It is through this code that we verify membership and members receive the discount.

Required Training Classes

All NJELSA classes have been approved by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs – Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee for credits of continuing education.

All New Jersey alarm dealers and installers are required to be licensed and renewed every three years.  For more information on renewal and new applicant CEU requirements, click here.