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 key knowledge of BAS protocols that BAS professionals need to support the design, install, and service of BAS. Whether you are a installer, designer, programmer, or operator this course will provide you with a solid understanding of the three most common BAS protocols that exist in the field today.

  • 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 Testimonial

"I feel that anyone working in the controls field should learn this material. Its definitely very informative and can propel the average BAS professional further in their career."

-Alan Vardy

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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