Fall EduCon: Workshops

Fall EduCon | October 19 - October 21, 2023

Location: Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport in Milwaukee, WI


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

Gate Operator Training   

Friday, October 20 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Speakers – TBD

Learn all about the NEW Gate Systems Technician Level 1 certification.  This new program has several benefits that will help educate gate systems technicians to diagnose and repair gate systems by understanding licensing requirements, troubleshooting electrical circuits, and overall system troubleshooting.  This session will also discuss basic electronic concepts used to service and troubleshoot operators and accessories. Attendees will also understand the common functions of a multimeter, as well as how and when to use it as a diagnostic tool.  Today’s consumers are demanding professional qualifications for services affecting the accessibility and value of their property. The public perception of the gate operator industry will advance knowing this training and certification is available. 

Commercial Rolling / Rolling Steel Fire Door

Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21
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

Saturday, October 21
IDEA Testing will be offered on Saturday, October 21.  Contact IDEA if you would like to test.

Fire Marshall/Train the Trainer

Saturday, October 21 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
IDA Panel of Experts – TBD

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.