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Automated gates are a popular form of convenience and security for homeowners, businesses and property managers throughout the United States. Especially today, with an elevated concern for safety and security, many seek the added protection of limiting access to property while enabling residents, employee and other authorized individuals to easily enter and leave the property without delay. 

However, automated vehicular gates are not for amateurs or Do-It-Yourself hobbyists. These systems are the job of professionals from the initial design of the gate to its final installation. The hazards associated with improperly designed automated vehicular gate systems can be deadly and knowing the safety standards that exist to protect end users, pedestrians, children and others who may come into the contact with the gate is critically important to the gate operator installer. 

This school has produced hundreds of trained, professional and certified gate operator installers. It is recognized as the premier school for training individuals to safely and professionally install automated vehicular gate operators. 

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GATS is taught by the industry’s top experts. The instructors have centuries of experience among them and are skilled not only in the installation of gate operators but also in training and education on the products. Students are provided a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training. The students are divided into small teams enabling the instructors to provide each individual the attention they need in order to complete this school with the knowledge and capability to install a variety of types of gates.

Certification Option

At the conclusion of this school, attendees have the optional opportunity to sit for the Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT) certification examination administered by the Accreditation & Certification Institute (ACI). Learn more at

To view upcoming certification events, visit the ACI website.

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