Automated Gate Systems
Designer School

The American Fence Association (AFA) offers a two-day course to prepare eligible individuals for the Automated Gate Systems Designer certification exam. The AGSD program covers the essential subjects needed to properly design an automated gate operator system in compliance with all automated gate and gate standards.

The AGSD topics covered include:

  • Types of Gates
  • Introduction to ASTM F2200 and M.U.T.C.D.
  • Types of Gate Operators
  • UL 325
  • Electrical Wiring 101
  • Access Control Devises
  • Vehicular Detection Systems
  • Failure Options
  • High Security Installations
  • Site Considerations

Who Should Attend the AGSD School?

AGSD School is a great course for individuals selling or specifying automated gate operator systems. Although not specifically targeted to architects, they will also receive valuable insight from this course.

When is the AGSD School Offered?

AGSD School is offered annually at FENCETECH and AFA University. Please visit each event page for specific dates and times.


For questions regarding the Fence Installation School, contact Todd Thomas at 828-291-1579 or