CEU Center

Training Center


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and effective training

lasting for years


Since its formation in 1995, the International Door Association has provided numerous educational programs to its members specifically tailored to those who proudly call themselves door dealers. During this period, the majority of these programs have been actual workshops and seminars presented during the annual IDAExpo™, Educational Conferences, and via IDA Affiliate meetings.

During the June 2013 meeting of the IDA Technical and Education Committee, a plan to populate with training and educational products was approved. As a result, the site will soon offer helpful information for those who manage businesses, sell door and access systems products, and install/service the products.

Many of these educational videos will be designed to respond to the CEU needs of IDEA accredited dealers and certified technicians. As an example, certain 2013 IDAExpo workshops were recorded on video and are being adapted for use on the website.

On behalf of the IDA, we are excited about this new service for the membership. We think you’ll be pleased with the educational opportunities the site will soon provide.

We do want to hear from you regarding your training and educational needs. So, tell us, and we will respond by providing you with the quality programs and services you deserve.

Ed Hermanns Chairperson
Technical and Education Committee
International Door Association


IDA Education Online Courses

Online courses are now available.

Course Description: Commercial Rolling/Fire Doors This 10-part course covers many aspects of commercial rolling and rolling steel fire doors. The modules include: Types of Doors, Codes, Standards and Organizations, Materials and Finishes, Types of Jambs, Methods of Operation, Closing Devises, Obtaining and Installing the Correct Door, Operators, Service and Operation and Safety. Course cost - $100 via Paypal transation. (Successful completion qualifies for 9 IDEA Continuing Education Credits)

If you desire to earn CEU's for your IDEA Certification and Accreditation click here to register. After you create an account, you will check your email to verify yourself. Once you verify the account you will be able to successfully login to the courses.

How do I register? Learn how to register by clicking this short instructional video. Click here to download a PDF with instructions.

IDA Education Opportunities

For decades the IDA has provided numerous educational opportunities for door and access systems dealers/distributors. Now, many of these are available via this website.
Click here for a listing of education products and opportunities.

Guidelines for Vendor Participation will be developed as a tool for IDA dealer members to utilize as a source of training and education. Educational programming produced by manufacturers and other vendors that is consistent with this purpose will be eligible for posting on the site.
Programming Guidelines for Vendor Participation.

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