The Video Security Systems Designer program track includes a sequence of two levels of certification, based on the complexity of the systems being installed/serviced. NICET bases the content of the levels largely on a system classification scheme involving three system types — "A", "B", and "C". Certification at a particular level is achieved by demonstrating knowledge of and experience in the work associated with certain types of systems.
The Video Security Systems Designer exam is delivered on a computer at Pearson Vue Testing Centers. Computer-based testing (CBT) allows NICET to extend several benefits to our customers: more flexible exam dates and appointment times; immediate scheduling and confirmations; and quicker exam scoring. For more information about taking the Standard Model exam, please click here.
Application Package (apply for testing and certification)
Individual Sections of the Application
|Video Security Systems Designer Standard Model/CBT Application|
Rescheduling more than 24 hours before your exam date is complimentary in the same testing window. Please contact PearsonVUE.
Within 24 hours, after your scheduled date or for a new testing window there is an additional fee equal to one half of the original testing fee.
The exam will be administered on a computer at a proctored test center managed by a test administration company. These exams are normally closed book; any exception to this policy will be stated in the test information for that program. The content outline for the program will serve as the guide to what will be covered on the test. Each test session begins with a tutorial allowing you to get used to the process.
|Video Security Systems Designer Exams|
|Level I Exam||146 questions, 180 min.|
|Level II Exam||77 questions, 105 min.|
During the test, you will see one question at a time, but can move forward or backwards to view or review other questions. There may be a graphic or text box to be viewed by clicking a button. Correct answers will usually be selected by clicking the boxes next to the answers. In a few questions, you may be presented a picture and asked to click on the part of the picture that correctly answers the question. Questions may have more than one correct answer, but in those cases, you will be told how many answers to choose. You will receive your score at the conclusion of your test session.
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NOTE: Your appointment time will be 10 minutes longer to cover an introductory tutorial section before your exam begins. Any unused time will NOT extend the time allotted for answering exam questions.
A calculator is built into the exam. Please see the CBT Calculator Preview for information about the onscreen calculator. Candidates may not bring any additional calculators into the testing room.
Applicants with a disability as defined in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act who may be placed at a disadvantage when taking a NICET certification examination may request a testing accommodation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org prior to scheduling testing. Each request will be evaluated individually and every effort will be made to offer reasonable accommodations to qualifying applicants. There will be no additional charges to qualifying applicants for these accommodations. NICET will contact the applicant to arrange a mutually suitable accommodation.