About Us

Elert & Associates was established in March of 1984. Since that time, the firm has served hundreds of clients throughout the United States. Our staff currently includes over 40 technology consultants and other professionals, operating out of several offices. The purpose of the firm is to provide the benefits of an experienced, unbiased team of technology experts as a supplement to our clients’ in-house resources at whatever level is needed. Think of us as a very well-trained temporary staff that fills the gaps on an as-needed basis. We share with you our knowledge and expertise through a wide range of services.

Areas of Technical Expertise

  • AV/multimedia room systems, video conferencing, video broadcast
  • Entertainment television systems and video signage
  • Infrastructure cabling systems (both inside and among buildings)
  • Telecommunications systems including voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Information systems including LANs and WAN networks
  • Wireless technology including in-building, interbuilding, and cellular
  • Facilities topics related to technology (e.g., building design/space planning)
  • Physical security systems including access and monitoring
  • Continuity planning and evaluations
  • Public safety communications/interoperability
  • E9-1-1 / NG9-1-1
  • Consolidated or regional PSAPs/dispatch facilities
  • Emergency operations centers (EOCs)
  • IT & Security Staffing Assessments

Professional Certifications/Affiliations

Our highly qualified staff holds many professional certifications including:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Sandia Lab Methodology Training (AWWA)
  • Building Industry Construction Services International (BICSI)
  • Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP)
  • Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
  • Certified Homeland Security Professional (CHS-III)
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS and CTS-D)
  • Electrical Engineer (EE)
  • General Class Radiotelephone License (FCC)
  • InfoComm International (formerly ICIA)
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Minnesota Telecommunications Association (MTA)
  • Emergency Number Professional (911 ENP)
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) (selected states)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) (certified in all major structured cabling systems)
  • Outside Plant Specialty (OSP)
  • Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
  • Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC)


Our consultants receive ongoing training and regularly attend technology seminars, are briefed by vendors via non-disclosure agreements related to the newest technologies, and attend and teach at professional conferences.

E&A does not sell any products or equipment, nor are we connected to any vendor or manufacturer, but rather provide independent, unbiased technology consulting services.