IDAExpo Education!  Workshops, IDEA Testing, Speakers & More!


You can’t afford to miss the educational programming at IDAExpo 2018!

Each year, IDEA produces two full days of seminars covering the most timely and critical challenges and opportunities facing door and access systems dealers. Attendees take away solutions, new ideas and answers to critical questions that benefit their companies and enhance profitability, efficiency and overall performance. Stay tuned for more information!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Super Tech! Tricks of the Trade!

Panel and IDEA participants

Every experienced technician has learned some effective ways of doing things smarter, better or more efficiently – without cutting corners and taking shortcuts that will compromise safety or quality. Some have developed or discovered special tools that help them do their job better. Others simply have mastered their craft at a level that most can only imagine. This session will feature several industry field veterans who will share their expertise and tips with those who want to become the best they can be in the door and access systems industry.


“We attend the IDAExpo regularly and especially look forward to the educational aspects of the event. It provides us the opportunity to get to know and network with some great people in this industry.”

– David Ziegehorn
Garage Door Company of Sikeston
Sikeston, Missouri

IDEA Two-Day Technical Schools

The IDEA will present two concurrent schools Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26, 2018. The two-day Rolling Steel/Rolling Steel Fire Door course will be presented. Plus, two-day schools on Commercial Sectional Doors and Residential Sectional Doors will be run at the same time.


CEU Eligible Courses

All courses are CEU-eligible for IDEA Accredited Door Dealers, Certified Technicians and Certified Door Dealer Consultants. The CEU credit is equal to the length of the seminar.




for information on educational courses and certification programs offered by the IDEA.

For more information on educational courses and testing contact:

Debra Welhener, IDEA Managing Director
Phone: (937) 698-1027 • Fax: (937) 698-6153