Live Training

Participants must be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination prior to attending training.

IPA Series Training


IPA Series Live training is geared towards those responsible for installing, designing and implementing fire alarm system. A basic knowledge of fire alarm systems is recommended. Attendees should bring a laptop computer for IPA panel programming (IPA software is compatible with Windows 7 & 10). Ethernet cables will be provided for use in class.

The two day course will cover in depth the IPA series fire alarm panels and programming software. Training will take place from 8:30am to 4:30pm on both days. Upon completion attendee will have the tools to successfully install, program and start-up an IPA series fire alarm system.

Class attendance is limited to 16 people. The charge for the St. Louis based class will be $200 per attendee while classes held outside of St. Louis will have a charge of $300 per attendee.

After attending this two-day basic training, you will be able to register for the advanced training classes.

Participants will receive:

  • 2 days of comprehensive instruction on the Potter IPA series fire alarm systems
  • Practical applications and programming instruction on live panels, detectors, and modules
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • Factory certification on the IPA 60, 100, and 4000 fire alarm control panels
  • Technical binder that includes installation manuals, data sheets, programming software, strobe layout template, etc
  • Lunch will be provided both days

Class Schedule

Day 1

  • Features/Benefits of the IPA series line of fire alarm systems
  • Panel, device, and peripheral installation
  • SLC device hardware and addressing
  • FACP communication technologies (IP, Dialer, GSM)
  • Basic TCP/IP Networking
  • FACP network connectivity and email capabilities
  • Keypad Interface including hands on examples

Day 2

  • IPA Programming software
  • Hands-on programming examples

Registration Dates

No training is currently scheduled.

IPA Advanced Classes

The following classes will cover advanced applications for the IPA series fire alarm panels and programming software. Upon completion attendee will have the tools to successfully install, program and start-up each defined course below. Class attendance is limited to 16 people. These classes will only be offered in St. Louis. The cost is $150 per attendee per day of advanced training.

Must have attended the two-day basic training in order to participate.

Class Schedule

Each class is optional for additional cost. For days 1 and 2, see the two-day basic training above.

Day 3 Morning - Smoke Control

  • Covers the basic concepts and uses of smoke control for zoned or stairwell pressurization applications
  • Learn how to program smoke control through the programming software
  • Practical applications and programming instruction on live smoke control panels, detectors, and modules

Day 3 Afternoon - Peer-to-Peer

  • Covers the basic concepts and uses of peer-to-peer network systems
  • Learn how to set up the Panel and Network IDs on the FACPs
  • Learn how to program peer-to-peer systems through the programming software
  • Practical applications and programming instruction on live panels, detectors, and modules

Day 4 - PotterNet/IntelliView

  • Installing, licensing, and navigating each software application
  • Learn how to connect panels to each software application
  • Details on adding maps and placing devices in PotterNet
  • Information on the pricing structure for each software application

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Thu, Oct 14
Day 3 (Smoke Control/Peer-to-Peer)
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Fri, Oct 15
Day 4 (PotterNet)
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Thu, Dec 9
Day 3 (Smoke Control/Peer-to-Peer)
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Fri, Dec 10
Day 4 (PotterNet)
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
This training is only available to our authorized IPA ESDs. Please contact us to inquire about becoming a Potter ESD for access to this product line. If you are an IPA user, log in with your Potterlink credentials below.

AFC Series Training


AFC Series Live training is geared towards those responsible for installing, designing and implementing fire alarm system. A basic knowledge of fire alarm systems is recommended. Attendees should bring a laptop computer for AFC panel programming (AFC software is compatible with Windows 7 & 10). Ethernet cables will be provided for use in class.

The two day course will cover in depth the AFC series fire alarm panels and programming software. Training will take place from 8:30am to 4:30pm on both days. Upon completion attendee will have the tools to successfully install, program and start-up an AFC series fire alarm system.

Class attendance is limited to 16 people. The charge for the St. Louis based class will be $200 per attendee while classes held outside of St. Louis will have a charge of $300 per attendee.

Participants will receive:

  • 2 days of comprehensive instruction on the Potter AFC series fire alarm systems
  • Practical applications and programming instruction on live panels, detectors, and modules
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • Factory certification on the AFC 50, 100, and 1000 fire alarm control panels
  • Technical binder that includes installation manuals, data sheets, programming software, strobe layout template, etc
  • Lunch will be provided both days

Class Schedule

Day 1

  • Features/Benefits of the AFC series line of fire alarm systems
  • Panel, device, and peripheral installation
  • SLC device hardware and addressing
  • FACP communication technologies (IP, Dialer, GSM)
  • Basic TCP/IP Networking
  • FACP network connectivity and email capabilities
  • Keypad Interface including hands on examples

Day 2

  • AFC Programming software
  • Hands-on programming examples

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Oct 12 - 13
This class will be limited to 8 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Register
Nov 17 - 18
This class will be limited to 8 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Register
Dec 7 - 8
This class will be limited to 8 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Register

ERCES Training

FCC Licensing for General Radiotelephone Operator License/BDA ERCES Radio Systems

The FCC licensing for General Radiotelephone Operator License/BDA ERCES live training is geared towards those responsible for installing, designing and implementing radio telephone systems.

The three day course will cover in depth the FCC elements 1, 3, and 8 along with the BDA ERCES Systems with an examination conducted by an official FCC designated examiner. Training will take place from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. Upon completion each attendee will have the tools to successfully install, program and start-up a BDA ERCES system.

Class attendance is limited to 20 people with a fee of $2,000 per attendee. A minimum of 10 attendees is required. If a minimum of 10 attendees is not registered at least 2 weeks before the start of class it will be canceled. Attendees will be notified via email if the class is canceled.

Participants will receive:

  • All ELKINS renown FCC Study Guides, and other classroom materials provided
  • Class Instruction by highly experienced/professional instructor with years of electronics experience
  • Examinations conducted by Official FCC Designated Examiner; additional instruction and re-exams if needed
  • FCC License processing; students receive Proof of Passing Certificates at class end
  • Lunch will be provided each day

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Oct 26 - 28
$2000
Minneapolis, MN Area (Roseville, MN) Register
Nov 16 - 18
$2000
Atlanta, GA Register

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