Operator Installer School

The American Fence Association (AFA) offers a five-day course to prepare individuals for the Automated Gate Operator Installer certification exam. The Automated Gate Operator Installer School, also known as Operator Installer School (OIS), covers the essential subjects needed to properly design an automated gate operator system in compliance with all automated gate and gate standards.

The OIS topics covered include:

  • UL 325 standard for gate operators
  • ASTM F2200 safe gate design standard
  • A Professional Approach to Safety
  • Types of Gate Operators
  • Gate Operator Basics
  • Gate Operator Accessories
  • Gate Operator Installation
  • Electricity Basics/Testing
  • Timers and Vehicle Detectors
  • Telephone Entry and Access Control


Who Should Attend the OIS School?

OIS School is a great course for individuals with experience both installing and servicing automated gate operator systems.

When is the OIS School Offered?

OIS School is offered annually at AFA University, typically in November. Please visit the AFA University page for specific dates and times.


For questions regarding the Fence Installation School, contact Todd Thomas at 828-291-1579 or todd@americanfenceassociation.com.