Certification Hours: 15

Video Surveillance Systems and Closed Circuit Television

This 17 hour (15 hours of coursework with a 2 hour final exam) video surveillance system training course is designed for all alarm and security technicians, salespeople, and managers. The CCTV training course focuses on the fundamentals needed for you to understand video surveillance and CCTV technology.

Elite CEU offers the most up-to-date VSS & CCTV training course! It includes new information based upon the Service Working Group on Imaging Technology (SWGIT) recommendations to the FBI on minimum public standards for VSS/CCTV systems. This is the only course that covers these important and up-to-date guidelines.

Register for the Video Surveillance Systems and Closed Circuit Television and learn on the best continuing education platform with the most effective e-learning and up-to-date technology.

State Certification for the installation of VSS/CCTV systems approved by the Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure, the Louisiana State Fire Marshall, Mississippi Fire Marshal (Residential Electronic Protection Division), and the Tennessee Alarm System Contractors Board

All states: Provides the basic knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to participate in the growing field of video surveillance system installation, with coverage of every aspect of the process, including site survey, equipment selection, installation, and troubleshooting.

Certification Hours: 15

Please note, courses taken as part of a Certification can not be used as CEU’s, continuing education units or credits.

Product Description / Course Objectives

In this CCTV training course, you will learn:

  • Students will be guided through various topics concerning CCTV system design and engineering, including the functional requirements of a video surveillance or CCTV system.
  • Participants will learn the basics of system design to FBI specifications
  • Participants will learn how to maintain systems to meet the needs of law enforcement for evidence retrieval
  • Technologies such as VCRs will be discussed in addition to more current and widely used storage devices such as DVRs and NVRs
  • Students must understand which cameras are most appropriate for varying situations
  • Technicians and operators should be able to easily utilize equipment
  • Upon completing the lessons the student should know how to deal with installation, wiring, and their own legal parameters
  • Students should come away from the course ready to deal with cameras in the real world
  • Understand the functions of camera lenses
  • Determine the proper types of lens to use for each unique setup
  • Identify situations in which special arrangements must be utilized for optimal viewing
  • Obtain deep knowledge of the accessory components that make up a video surveillance system
  • Understand the practical uses and functionality of auxiliary components
  • Understand how to use specialty components in specific applications
  • Learn how to properly plan, install and correct deficiencies in network communications between components of a video surveillance system
  • Understand technological specifications that go into establishing proper network connections for these devices
  • Learn the terminology associated with networking, and the names of useful equipment and procedures
  • Understand how to setup and utilize a network so that it can function to their advantage
  • Learn about the various types of commercially-available monitors
  • Understand the importance and workings of image quality
  • Overview monitor resolutions and setup
  • Understand the types of recording devices available for video surveillance systems today
  • Learn the basic functions of system components
  • Learn how to prevent and troubleshoot common recording issues
  • Provide the knowledge needed for the student to properly plan and implement power and electricity to every component in the video surveillance system
  • Understand how to calculate voltage/current/resistance
  • Keep individuals safe from electrical harm
  • Gain the ability to walk into any commercial and/or residential scenario comfortably survey a job site
  • Properly analyze the client’s situation for video system design
  • Understand how light works and how proper lighting is important in considering the proper camera selection and placement
  • Learn how to avoid the complications that can arise through camera lighting
  • Know the lighting options available, and what should be used based on the situation
  • Learn how to lay out and design a video surveillance system
  • Understand how all the components fit together to provide a complete CCTV solution
  • Realize the importance of testing each and every element of the entire surveillance system.
  • Ensure a fully functional and properly designed system that will work efficiently.
  • Achieve maximum customer satisfaction from a working camera setup and clean environment.
  • Understand how to troubleshoot a video surveillance system
  • Learn what to do in situations of malfunction or damage to the circuits

CCTV Online Training Course:

All approved courses, curriculum, & quizzing will be offered through a self-paced web based training platform.  The Certification Test (i.e. final exam) will be a two-hour proctored final exam with a nationally recognized testing company.

  • Each group of topics will be divided into 13 titled and clearly identified modules ranging from 1 to 2 hours for a total of 15 hours.  NOTE: Course modules will be delivered through SCORM standard LMS (Learning Management System) compliant software.
  • All online course modules are self-paced and can be logged off and on at anytime to where they left off.
  • After each module section is completed a mandatory quiz of ten questions will be given, on which learners must score of 70% or better in order to pass and receive course credit.

Final Exam:

Most Final Exams are taken ONLINE with national testing company, Proctor Exams.  Upon completion of your Certification Course, you will be directed upon the method of how to complete your proctored final exam.

Please verify that you can meet system requirements to complete the final exam.

  • After all module sections have been completed, use the automatic single sign-on button to access your Exam via Proctor Exams. This access will appear only after all applicable coursework has been completed.
  • A picture ID is needed in order to take the proctored two hour final exam.
  • Using your Elite CEU login you will complete the proctored 100 question final exam.
  • Once the final exam is passed with a 70% or better, and the Exam Verification has been completed,  Elite CEU will be notified and a Certificate of Completion will be processed and sent directly to the student within 2 business days of Exam Verification.  We will also send a copy of the certificate to the appropriate governing security board (if required).
  • NOTE: If a student fails to pass the exam, they can immediately retake the online proctored final exam and will pay a $55 retesting fee to Proctor Exams. To purchase an exam at a later date, use your Elite CEU login to to access your single sign-on for purchasing.



If you need multiple Certifications for a larger number of students/employees, please see our Bulk Pricing below!  This reduction is based on groupings related to the number of students being enrolled at one time. Discounts are received via our Bulk Registration or Bulk Enrollment features.

Number of Certifications Price per Certification
1 – 9 $299
10 – 30 $289
31 – 50 $279
51+ $269