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April 27 to April 28, 2023 · 8:00am to 12:00pm

Event Details

Classes will take place at the Wyndham Sacramento Hotel.  Class will begin at 8:00 AM on Thursday morning and run through noon on Friday.

Gate Automation Design School

The American Fence Association advocates for the recognition of professionalism in the automated vehicular gate industry and established this school in 2013 to elevate knowledge and standards thru training and education. Most people engaged in the automated gate industry on a full-time basis would agree that they should be viewed as professionals. However, it is just as important that end-users and the public share in that view.  

Professionals bring additional qualities to the industry; quality customer relations, safe work practices, leadership among colleagues, communication skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the industry and the organizations that support it. This school draws students from all parts of the country who seek education and skills from some of the most experiences gate operator system designers in the country.

Our motto, “Professionalism through Education”.

Why is this certification worth your time and energy?

Knowledge of design concepts and understanding of safety and code issues to protect both users and installers is vital for professional Gate Automation Designers. The finest Certified Gate Automation Technician cannot install a system that is safe, code compliant and meets the owner’s needs, if that system is not properly designed and specified. It is the purpose of this school to advance the understanding of those designing systems beyond the pure technical knowledge of the industry and help to develop a comprehensive view of the abilities of equipment and configurations possible to meet a user’s needs.

Anyone who designs automated vehicular gates is encouraged to attend this two-day school.  This program is a combination of lecture, presentations and hands on gate system layout activities covering the following concepts and topics:

This two-day course can also serve as an introduction to the gate automation industry. Individuals and companies considering expanding their business into gate automation can get a thorough overview of both system design and standards from this class. There is a certification exam offered after the classroom instruction. Successful certification will show that you and your company are professionals in our industry, however, participation in the certification exam is not required.

Thank you to our sponsors: D&D, Master Halco and Siren Operated Sensors

Certification testing will take place on Friday afternoon at 1:30 PM.  All certification testing is optional and requires a separate application and fee.  


Hotel Information

Wyndham Sacramento Hotel
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Hotel is not included in the registration fees.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 916-338-5800.  Please mention that you are with the American Fence Association to recieve the discounted rate of $129 plus 15.25% Taxes per night.  Reservations must be made by March 26th in order to receive the discounted rate.  Space is limited so book your room early.

About Gate Automation Designer School

Due to the complexity of gate automation systems, this school focuses on the importance of the design and layout of a project.

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Earlybird Deadline: March 24, 2023


Wyndham Sacramento Hotel
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841


Master Halco D&D Siren Operated Sensors

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