Bedrock Learning Inc., Announces Agreement with NBFAA and NTS

The National Training School Signs New Training Partner

Holland, Michigan, August 20, 2006 Bedrock Learning Inc., in conjunction with The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) and the National Training School (NTS) announce an agreement of a new training partnership.


Training offered by Bedrock Learning Inc., is now available to all NBFAA members. As a provider of training solutions, Bedrock Learning supports home technology installers, sales, customer support, and other residential technology professionals seeking to learn about the industry and the fundamentals of installation, sales and the business.

Dale Eller, NBFAA director of Education and Standards, said the addition of Bedrock Learning will develop training opportunities for security professionals outside the current NTS training areas. ¡§The intended purpose of offering these courses is to provide our members valuable training on the related systems that they are integrating with, or incorporating into their current installations,¡¨ Eller said.

Helen Heneveld, President of Bedrock Learning, commented, ¡§A great opportunity exists for security companies to expand their businesses by installing other systems in the home such as audio and video distribution along with home theater and home networking. We are excited to provide the training they need to be successful as they diversify.¡¨

As a result of the partnership, the new online course offerings include:
Introduction to Residential Technologies
Fundamentals of Structured Wiring
Whole House Audio Technology and Distribution
Home Theater Design and Installation
Residential Telephone and Communications
Residential Lighting Control
Home Networking for Installers

NBFAA members will receive a special discount for the online courses and course materials. Bedrock Learning courses are also accredited for NBFAA/NTS Continuing Education (CEU) credits.

About Bedrock Learning
Bedrock Learning, Inc. provides foundational level training specifically for the residential technologies industry. Based on more than 25 years of training and curriculum development experience, the company was founded in 2004 by long time industry leader, Helen Heneveld. Bedrock Learning delivers students convenient 24/7 access to online training through its Online Training Center along with printed books and reference materials.

Students completing online courses can earn CEUs from organizations such as CEDIA and the NBFAA.

Custom curriculum and online training/learning management system development are also among the services offered to the residential technology industry by Bedrock Learning. Bedrock Learning may be reached at 616.335.6206 or at www.bedrocklearning.com.

About NBFAA
NBFAA, a non -profit 501(c) 6 trade associations, is the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to representing, promoting, and supporting the electronic life safety, security, and systems industry. Member companies specialize in a wide spectrum of services to commercial and residential consumers, including security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control and monitoring. In cooperation with a federation of state associations, NBFAA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools, products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses. The NBFAA may be reached at 888.447.1689 or on the Web at www.alarm.org

About NTS
NTS is the definitive source for professional development and training for the electronic life safety and security industry. Providing more diverse training than any other association, NTS offers students the choice of traditional classroom or online training with both NTS and partner programs. NTS¡¦s education and certification programs for security and fire alarm technicians assure competence in those who sell, monitor, install and service electronic systems, NTS has the most recognized training for licensing requirements, and in addition, NTS offers more than 2500 online business courses. For a comprehensive list of available training courses around the country, visit www.alarm.org

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