ETA Hosts Partner Training Leading to New Intelligent Buildings Certification

ETA® International recognizes the influence of Smart Technology Systems on both Residential and Commercial industries and the affect it will have on the Intelligent Building sector. To help prepare technicians and engineers for its impact on their careers, ETA will host an introductory Fundamentals of Intelligent Building Systems hands-on training course at ETA’s annual convention, Education Forum, co-locating with the International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas during March 4-8, 2019.

Greencastle, August 21, 2018: Smart Technology Systems (STS) significantly led the development, implementation, and configuration of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the smart functionality of devices in both Smart Homes and commercial Intelligent Buildings. ETA International intends to address what these new technologies and their deployment will mean for technicians and engineers working for enterprise, government and consumers with partner training at Education Forum, co-locating with the International Wireless Communications Expo, March 4-8, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Join peers and colleagues for an introduction to STS is and its bearing on wireless sensors, real-time sense and response capability, energy efficiency, and networking functionality. Attendees will get a first-hand look at industry standards and case studies provided by subject matter experts (SMEs) with backgrounds in smart building technologies, construction, entertainment systems, networking, and security. Leading the training will be J.B Groves III, FOI, ITS, Chair, Instructor of Computer Science, Wharton County Junior College and Les Campbell, Owner and CEO, Pro Lighting and Electrical.

The STS training and related ETA certification examination will cover a variety of topics, including: Audio and Video, Data Networks and Voice Networks, Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance Systems, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems and Electric Power Management Systems, Lighting Control/Data Systems, and Facility Management Systems, along with general implementation principles and concepts. The hosted training course will serve as a fundamental introduction to STS and will give attendees the opportunity to earn an accredited certification that has valuable industry applications.

The Intelligent Building sector is expanding connected objects exponentially and this effect is being reflected in the sheer number of IoT connected devices. ETA’s Smart Technology Systems Technician (STST) certification and hosted training course is aimed at technicians and engineers with basic knowledge of the Intelligent Building industry and will lay the groundwork for success with the accredited certification exam.

“I have been affiliated with ETA and its staff for almost two decades and have not found a finer group of people than those involved in the professional trade association anywhere in the world,” said Groves. He added, “This organization has touched the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of technicians seeking certification in a vast array of technical fields since 1978 and I am proud to know and serve with them.”

Get prepared for the next wave of Internet of Things developments with this introductory course at Education Forum! This three-day course will be offered Monday-Wednesday, March 4-6, 2019 at a cost of $1099 for early registrations. ETA members will enjoy a $75 discount. Not already a member? Join ETA today!

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About ETA - Since 1978, ETA has delivered over 200,000 certification examinations successfully. Widely recognized and frequently used in worker job selection, hiring processes, pay increases, and advancements, ETA certifications are often required as companies bid on contracts. ETA’s certifications are personal and travel with the individual, regardless of employment or status change and measure competencies of persons, not products or vendors. All ETA certifications are accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and align with the ISO-17024 standard. ETA is a member of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), and Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

About the Education Forum - ETA International is proud to host hands-on training through outside vendors in popular technology areas related to ETA certification during Education Forum, co-located with the International Wireless Communications Expo, March 4-8, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. ETA's partners, the industry’s most respected trainers, will provide in-depth hands-on training in 11 key areas of expertise. Following each training class, ETA will provide opportunities to test for ETA certification. /education_forum.html

About International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) - Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals. IWCE features over 370 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise. IWCE 2019 will be March 4-8, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, visit

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