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IDA EduCon Education and Training

Baltimore, MD

IDA is second to none in educational offerings for garage door dealers, suppliers, and technicians.  IDA EduCon provides attendees with educational resources, training systems and professional development programs, applicable for companies engaged in the sale, installation and service of garage door and access systems products.


Educational Workshops                                                               

This year's educational sessions are organized by track:
  • Management
  • Advocacy
  • Sales
  • Technical

Commercial Rolling Steel Fire Door

Thursday, September 30 - Friday, October 1
Although attendees are not required to be enrolled in IDEA certification programs, these schools are ideal as pre-examination classes, and testing for related IDEA certification designations will be offered at the conclusion of the second day. IDEA Certifications must be applied for and paid through the IDEA.  You can find the IDEA website here.

IDEA Testing

Friday, October 1 
IDEA Testing will be offered on Friday, October 1.  Contact IDEA if you would like to test.


Fire Marshall Training

Saturday, 7:00 am - 9:30 am
IDA Panel of Experts - Dave Dawdy, Ed Hermanns, David Mount

Attendance and training from this course will qualify you to become an instructor, ‎allowing you access to the materials developed to present this training class in your local ‎area. The session will provide you with the knowledge and format to educate fire ‎inspectors, state fire marshals, building inspectors, AHJ’s and other building inspection ‎officials with the key fundamentals and critical knowledge necessary to fairly evaluate a ‎rolling steel fire door assembly in the field. The presentation will dive into the world of ‎rolling door fire protectives, integrated and stand-alone options, building owner ‎responsibilities, retrofit targets, critical standards interpretation, code updates and ‎records inspection requirements. This is a 2-hour CEU interactive class that summarizes ‎the main presentation scheduled for the National Fire Marshall’s Association ‎convention.