BAS Startup and Checkout

BAS Startup and Checkout


In this fully online course building automation professionals learn how to install, set up, configure and checkout building automation systems.

In this fully online course building automation professionals learn how to install, set up, configure and checkout building automation systems.

Utilizing the 32 cheat sheets, checklists, and exercises provided in the course students will follow a controls submittal (included) as they mount, wire, power, configure, and checkout building automation controls and configure the front-end and GUI.

 Here's a sample of the course content:


This course is:

  • Fully online, self-paced course
  • Overall course length is 26 hours and 16 minutes
  • Bi-weekly live office hours to discuss the course with the instructor
  • Bonus: Includes our complete Niagara Basics course
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year



This course is targeted towards technicians, designers, operators, and commissioning agents who have at least 12 months of experience with BAS systems or who have been through our Building Automation Fundamentals course.


Pre-requisite knowledge

Fundamental awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS. Basic IT Knowledge.



  • Install and configure supervisory devices, controllers, and inputs and outputs
  • Configure a full system tree to include point mapping, communication trunks, point extensions, and graphics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform point-to-point checkout, functional tests, and documentation closeout.


Key Topics

This course will teach your technicians how to effectively execute a controls project from start to finish based on real submittal documents. Here are some of the topics that are covered in this course.

  • Conduct a sales to operations hand off
  • Review project documents and identify key information for proper project execution
  • Create Point-to-point checkout sheets
  • Understand the impact of loaded and unloaded circuits on controllers
  • Properly wire power for multiple controllers, inputs, and outputs
  • Perform trunk wiring and termination
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a controller addressing scheme
  • Demonstrate the ability to research controller configurations
  • Demonstrate the ability to externally configure a controller
  • Demonstrate how to wire and test dry contact (status), resistive, voltage, and current inputs
  • Demonstrate how to wire and test internally sourced, externally sourced, voltage, and current outputs
  • Learn the three different kinds of recovery systems, how they are controlled, and the effect they have on other systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document a point-to-point checkout
  • Describe the common network requirements of a BAS network
  • Demonstrate how to setup a supervisory device
  • Demonstrate the ability to configure schedules, trends, and alarm extensions
  • Demonstrate the ability to create graphics
  • Describe the different methods use for test and balance
  • Describe how to create and complete a functional test
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute a final closeout check


Successful completion will require:

Completion of all video lessons and successfully passing the course final exam with a score of 70% 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

​"This course is loaded with valuable information for multiple systems and points of interest. I would highly recommend this course to any partner or colleague interested in learning more about how to set up, inspect, and operate multiple systems for Building control and automation. I am able to work more independently since taking this course, I have successfully troubleshooted a number of issues I have encountered without the need to ask for help of the senior technician, and I now understand how many devices operate including their purpose, and what to do if that device malfunctions."

-Joseph England, BCI Controls


Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Regularly updated course material
  • Live bi-weekly office hours
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year



Looking to purchase multiple seats for this course?

We offer corporate pricing. Please email us or call 800-484-0113.



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