This new certification program is the first of its kind, offering testing at FenceTech, sponsored by the American Fence Association, and the International Garage Door Exposition, sponsored by IDA. Enrollment is now available. Study guides will be available beginning January 1, 2008.
Automatic Gate Operator Installer Certification
In today’s security-conscious society, consumers demand high quality products installed by professionals. Automated gate systems in all shapes and sizes provide a means of controlling vehicle access to residential properties, gated communities, and commercial/industrial sites with a wide range of security requirements. When properly specified and installed, gate systems need to provide the security level anticipated by the customer; but they must do so in a safe and reliable manner. The purpose of this program is to promote the safety awareness and professionalism of the gate operator installers.
The gate operator installer’s knowledge is an essential element of a safe and properly working automated gate system. The Institute of Door Dealers Education and Accreditation (IDEA) has worked with the American Fence Association (AFA), and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) to establish a program to validate the credentials of individuals who have the experience and skills in the installation and servicing of automated gate systems.