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DoorKing Training Workshops & Seminars

DoorKing training workshops and seminars are open to licensed industry dealers and distributors only.  These training workshops and seminars provide training to install, operate and maintain our Access Control and Vehicular Gate Operating products. We offer both hands-on experience as well as informational courses in a variety of locations.  DoorKing seminars are recognized by the IDEA and allow you to earn continuing education requirements to maintain your IDEA Certified Automatic Gate Operator Installer and Certified Automatic Gate Systems Designer certifications.

Registration is required for all hands on workshops and seating is limited, so we suggest that you register early.

2-Day Hands-On Workshops

These seminars include hands-on  training on the latest DoorKing gate operators, telephone entry and access control systems.  These seminars are very useful to train installers and service technicians on the emerging technologies in telecommunications, including cellular, VoIP and other wireless technologies, and updates and changes to vehicular gate operators and industry safety standards.  These seminars include breakfast and lunch for attendees.  There is a registration fee of $25.00 per person.

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Atlanta, GA - March 27-28 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Atlanta, GA - March 29-30 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Maple Grove (Minneapolis), MN - March 28-29 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Baton Rouge, LA - June 13-14 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Charlotte, NC - June 27-28 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Jacksonville, FL - July 18-19 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV - August 1-2 - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


American Fence Association Schools

The American Fence Association (AFA) offers in residence comprehensive training courses that can help automated vehicular gate operator professionals earn their Installer and Designer certifications through the IDEA.  Please visit the AFA University and IDEA web sites for more information.

The 2018 AFA University is scheduled for November 4 - 9 in Arlington, TX.  Click a link below for more information.

AFA University


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DoorKing University 3-Days


Who Should Attend: Installers and dealers
Setting: Two and a half days - Classroom and hands-on
Instructors: DKS Factory Specialists
Where: DKS Factory Training Center
When: Calendar
Course reservation is required.
Course Fees: Free- first come, first serve.

DoorKing offers a wide range of training programs at the DoorKing Training Facility in Inglewood, CA.  This 3-day workshop is a comprehensive mix of classroom and hands-on learning that provides in depth training on design, pre-installation, installation, and maintenance of DoorKing products.

By the end of day three, attendees will have built a working automated gate system with access controls.  Attendees will also learn in depth Installation and wiring for telephone entry & card access systems, as well as training on the Remote Account Manager software. The training program ends with a comprehensive troubleshooting workshop.  We limit these training workshops to groups of 16 people maximum, which allow us to tailor the training to meet the specific needs of the attendees.

3-Day Course Agenda  
Day 1 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Automated Gate Systems
Day 2 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Telephone Entry and Access Control
Day 3 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Trouble Shooting and Focus Groups

Hands-on Workshops 2-Days


Who Should Attend: Hands-on for installers and dealers
Setting: 2 full days - Round table stations with sets of product for each station
Instructors: DKS Regional Managers and Factory Specialists
Where: Nationwide
When: Calendar
Course registration is required.
Course Fees: $25 per person.
Please note that there are no refunds for any cancellations 72 hours or less prior to the event.   Attendees receive a $100 DoorKing Coupon upon completion of the two-day seminar.

This "DKU On the Road" workshop is an intensive hands on training program. These are full day sessions
that focus on installation, wiring and programming, with attendees working with live equipment.

2-Day Course Agenda:

Day 1:  Access Control Workshop: Attendees work with an 1830 series controller, card readers and tracker boards to build a working access control system.

Day 2:  Gate Operator Workshop: Work stations are set up with various DoorKing gate operator models. Attendees will wire various types of controls and accessories into the gate operator to set up a fully functional gate system.

* When the two Full Day Sessions are combined, attendees will tie their access control system from Day 1 into the gate system for a fully interactive system.

Distributor Days


Who Should Attend: Installers, sales and office personnel
Setting: Classroom style (half or full day)
Instructors: DKS Regional Sales Manager & Distributor Representatives
Where: Over 100 distributor locations nationwide
When: Calendar
Course Fees: Free - please contact your Distributor for more information.

These are typically a half or full day, held at the distributor's location.  They are not very “hands on”, but more informative. Ordinarily the Regional Manager will use power points and handouts to focus on selected products or product groups.

Distributor Days are great ways for Dealers to keep up on new products and get valuable training for sales and technical staff. These seminars may include product demonstrations.

Regional Seminars


Who Should Attend: Installers, sales and office personnel
Setting: Full day - Hotel meeting room classroom style
Instructors: DKS Regional Sales Managers & Factory Specialist
Where: Over 100 distributor locations nationwide
When: Calendar
Course registration is required.
Course Fees: Free, contact your DoorKing Regional Sales Manager for information.

This is a full day seminar held at a Hotel meeting facility. These seminars provide information on new products as well as valuable sales and technical training on various DoorKing systems.

There are various modules available for these regional seminars, including:

• Gate Operator Service, Trouble Shooting, & Maintenance
• Gate Operator Installation
• Parking Gate and P.A.M.S. systems
• Telephone Entry Installation
• 1812 and 1812 AccessPLUS systems
• 1830 Series Access Control Workshop
• Software Programming and Networking
* Each Regional Seminar will focus on 2 or 3 of these modules as may be
appropriate for the region.