This course is targeted towards new salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers. This course provides the foundational knowledge for all of our other courses.

Pre-requisite knowledge

No pre-requisite knowledge is required.


  • Posses a foundational knowledge of BAS that will support you throughout the rest of your career
  • Be prepared for conversations with customers, hiring managers, and other building professionals
  • Eliminate project delays caused by a lack of familiarity with BAS, so that your projects are delivered On-time and on-budget 

Key Topics

This course will focus on providing the foundational knowledge that a BAS professional needs in order to succeed in the first two years of their BAS career. This course will cover BAS components, processes, and technologies.

  • Gain a complete overview of building automation systems
  • Learn the five different pieces of BAS hardware and how each piece functions within a full-blown BAS
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    Learn the three different BAS architectures, the pros and cons of each architecture, and how to use each architecture
  • Learn what points, trends, and alarms are, how and when to use them and point naming strategies for your BAS
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    Learn what a user interface is, how to properly structure graphics, why and how to use BAS reporting, and how to create an optimized scheduling strategy
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    Learn the three different BAS architectures, the pros and cons of each architecture, and how to use each architecture
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    Learn what control systems are, why control systems matter, the four different kinds of control systems, and how to tie each control system type into your BAS
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    Learn what control modes are, how the 7 common control modes work, when to use each control mode, and how to adjust each control mode
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    Learn what a protocol is, how the 3 most common protocols work, when to use each protocol, and how to use each protocol
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    Learn what the three types of controls work are, how each type of controls work is done, what your role in each type of controls work is
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    Learn the fundamentals of electricity, how wiring works and the different parts of wiring, what a circuit is, and how relays and safeties work in a circuit
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    Learn the key pieces and parts of an IT system and how each part relates to a BAS
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    Learn what the main construction documents are, how to use the documents as a BAS professionals, and how to interpret and use BAS controls documents
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    Learn what test and balance is, how the BAS professionals is involved in the T&B process, what commissioning is, and how to create and perform functional tests
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    Learn the basics of systems integration, what the three types of integration are, and when to perform each type of integration

Successful completion will require:

Completion of all video lessons and successfully passing the course final exam with a score of 90% or greater.

Upon successful completion you will get:

Receive a certificate of completion and your name will be added to the certification database.

Student Testimonials

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"​I didn't realize a course like this existed, there is such a dearth of training materials in this industry and I have been so overwhelmed in starting this role. I think this course has given me a language aptitude for the industry I didn't have previously. I've highly recommended your course and structure to my colleagues and even some of my customers!"

-​Stephanie McCurley Mason
​Sunbelt Controls

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Lifetime access to the course
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    Regularly updated course material
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    Live bi-weekly office hours



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