Live 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 with some exposure to addressable fire panel programming concepts is recommended. Attendees should bring a laptop computer with an Ethernet port for panel programming (Potter Panel Programming software is compatible with Windows 10 and newer). Ethernet cables will be provided for use in class.

The two-day course will cover the IPA series fire alarm panels and programming software. Day 1 will focus on hardware (fire alarm panels and peripherals) with Day 2 covering panel programming software with hands-on exercises. 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 a Potter Addressable fire alarm system.

Class attendance is limited to 16 people. The charge for the St. Louis based class will be $200 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
  • Factory certification on the IPA 60, 100, and 4000 fire alarm control panels
  • Technical training booklet
  • Lunch will be provided both days

Class Schedule

Day 1

  • Features 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)
  • FACP network connectivity and email capabilities
  • Keypad Interface including hands on examples

Day 2

  • IPA Programming software
  • Hands-on programming examples

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
May 9 - 10, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Login Required
Sep 19 - 20, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 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.

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

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, May 11, 2023
Day 3 (Smoke Control/Peer-to-Peer) This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Fri, May 12, 2023
Day 4 (PotterNet) This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Thu, Sep 21, 2023
Day 3 (Smoke Control/Peer-to-Peer) This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($150 per attendee) Login Required
Fri, Sep 22, 2023
Day 4 (PotterNet) This class will be limited to 16 attendees
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.

Fire Systems (AFC & IPA)

Addressable hardware & software live training is geared towards those responsible for installing, designing, and implementing fire alarm systems. This class is suitable for customers using Potter’s non-proprietary AFC series fire panels and Potter’s IPA authorized ESDs. A basic knowledge of fire alarm systems with some exposure to addressable fire panel programming concepts is recommended. Attendees should bring a laptop computer with an Ethernet port for panel programming (Potter Panel Programming software is compatible with Windows 10 and newer). Ethernet cables will be provided for use in class.

The two-day course will cover the AFC & IPA series fire alarm panels and programming software. Day 1 will focus on hardware (fire alarm panels and peripherals) with Day 2 covering panel programming software with hands-on exercises. 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 a Potter Addressable 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/IPA series fire alarm systems
  • Practical applications and programming instruction on live panels, detectors, and modules
  • Factory certification is provided after successful completion of hands-on panel programming exercises.
  • IPA authorized attendees will receive IPA specific factory certification.
  • Technical training booklet.
  • Lunch will be provided both days

Class Schedule

Day 1

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

Day 2

  • Potter panel programming software
  • Hands-on programming examples

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Feb 9 - 10, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Everett, WA ($300 per attendee) Register
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
San Diego, CA ($300 per attendee) Class is full
Mar 14 - 15, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Register
Mar 21 - 22, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Lewisville, TX ($300 per attendee) Register
Mar 23 - 24, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Lewisville, TX ($300 per attendee) Register
Apr 25 - 26, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Las Vegas, NV ($300 per attendee) Register
Jul 11 - 12, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
St. Louis, MO ($200 per attendee) Register
Jul 25 - 26, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Austell, GA ($300 per attendee) Register
Oct 3 - 4, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Baltimore, MD ($300 per attendee) Register
Nov 14 - 15, 2023
This class will be limited to 16 attendees
Boston, MA ($300 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 delivered by Elkins Training Company, along with Potter's professional BDA ERCES Systems training. Examinations will be 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

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Feb 14 - 16, 2023
$2000 Includes GROL and Manufacturer Certification for BDAs
Philadelphia, PA Register
Mar 14 - 16, 2023
$2000 Includes GROL and Manufacturer Certification for BDAs
Columbus, OH Register

One Day BDA Hands On Course

This one-day ERCES focused class will give you the knowledge you need to successfully compete in the ever-growing market of Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems. You will learn the basics of BDA operation, the method of conducting site surveys, terminating coaxial cable, conducting continuity tests on coaxial cable, troubleshooting the BDA and understanding of RF basics.

This is an optional add-on to the Fire Systems Training from Potter Electric and will be held at the corresponding locations. One Day Class $150.

Participants will receive:

  • Manufacturer Certification in ERCES Installation
  • Certification Discount on new PCTEL Site Survey Equipment purchase
  • Lunch will be provided

Registration Dates

Date Location Link
Thu, Apr 27, 2023
$150 9a-3p with Lunch Break
Las Vegas, NV Register
Thu, Jun 15, 2023
$150 9a-3p with Lunch Break
Cleveland, OH Register
Thu, Jul 27, 2023
$150 9a-3p with Lunch Break
Atlanta, GA Register
Thu, Oct 5, 2023
$150 9a-3p with Lunch Break
Baltimore, MD Register
Thu, Dec 7, 2023
$150 9a-3p with Lunch Break
Orlando, FL Register

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