Continuing Education

Throughout the year, manufacturers of locks and door hardware make it easy for locksmiths to upgrade their skills and / or learn something new to help their locksmithing businesses prosper. Locksmith distributors are another excellent source for...

Access Control / Gate Operators. Three-day program covers wiring scenarios, programming options, applications and troubleshooting of Linear networkable telephone entry and access control systems. Also provides an in-depth knowledge of gate operator types, application considerations, system design, common accessory wiring and industry safety standards. 24 hours CEU credit.

Audio/Video/Data. Three-day program covers Video Modulation and Distribution, Whole House Music and High Definition Video Distribution.

Intercom and Air Vac. Three-day program. Day 1 includes an overview of Linear intercom system with topics including Electro-Magnetic Induction (EMI), High voltage versus low voltage wiring, Balanced versus unbalanced circuits, AC versus DC voltages, Twisted versus un-twisted wiring, National Electrical Code (NEC), Cat-5 protocol and Audio, mechanical and electrical feedback.

Day 2 -- Apply what has been learned in Day 1. Receive hands-on instruction in the proper techniques and practices of intercom installation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Learn to install the Linear line of dmc intercoms. Conclude intercom training with practice applications and product overview.

Day 3 -- Factory training in the techniques and practices for the installation, servicing and maintenance of Linear Platinum and Red Series Central Vacuums.

eMerge Access Control Solutions and Certification. Two-day class. Day 1 covers Basic Networking Theory, startup and hardware installation. Day 2 covers Programming I, II and III.

To check for the 2012 training schedule or for information on CEU credits, visit


Abloy Americas University

ASSA ABLOY Americas listened to its customers and partners when they voiced their need for a comprehensive and complete training program. The new solution is two-fold: Provide learning environments that are near major metropolitan areas in the form of state-of-the art training centers and provide a wealth of eLearning online training programs.

Individuals interested in the online eLearning can apply to be a student in the ASSA ABLOY Americas University. After being accepted into the University, students can enroll in online courses and also schedule themselves into the classroom recourses. To create a profile and enroll, visit

Each training center has a classroom and a lab with full size doors that students prepare, core and install products in a real life experience. For full schedule, location, cost and registration information, visit


Kaba University

Kaba University was introduced in April 2006, since then more than 1500 security professions have been successfully trained and certified on Kaba’s Peaks, Simplex and E-Plex product lines throughout the United States and Canada.

Kaba University - College of Access Control provides expanded professional training in the wide breadth of Kaba Access Control products.

To check for upcoming classes, visit or call 800-849-8324.


RCI Training

Whether you need to brush up on your skills or learn something new, RCI’s Inside Advantage Training and Consulting program is right for you. Visit to see when these courses are available in your area. Classes include:

Electricity 101 The Fundamentals Of Electricity, Locking & Wiring offers the basics of electric locking and wiring. Through presentation and hands on labs, attendees will gain a fundamental understanding of electricity, basic electrical circuits, low voltage wiring, electric locking systems and applications, electrical formulas and relays.

Electricity 102 Intermediate Electric Locking & Wiring reviews the fundamentals of electric locking and wiring. Attendees will get hands on training using a Multi-meter, learn to draw and build low voltage electrical circuits and low voltage locking systems; work with relays and learn trouble shooting techniques for electric locking systems. Designing An Electric Locking System answers the questions, Electric strike or electromagnetic lock? How many and what model of power supply should be specified? RCI invites integrators, locksmiths and distributors to join us in learning how to design an electric locking system that can easily integrate with today’s highly advanced access control systems.

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