New High Value Certification Programs Now Available through ASSA ABLOY Academy Being an ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partner (ACP) or Certified Integrator (CI) pays big dividends – via access to new technologies and solutions to expand your business. If you’re not already in that league, you should consider it. Interested? Just go to assaabloyacademy.com to sign up for ASSA ABLOY certification training. Our program has always been worthwhile, enlightening, and accessible. Now, we’ve made it even more flexible. Streamline Aperio® Certifications with ONLINE TrainingUntil this month, a full certification course covering all Aperio solutions was the only option for installers. This typically took about six hours of comprehensive in-person instruction and hands-on installation training, including best practices for optimizing the IN100 integrated lock family from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT. In late March, a number of online training modules will be available through ASSA ABLOY Academy’s latest web-based training program. This is on-demand learning at its best. Technicians, sales, and customer service staff members can train at their convenience—right from their laptop, tablet, or even mobile device—with easy-to-navigate interactive modules and quizzes whenever it fits their schedule. It only takes about three to four hours to complete. Online modules cover product applications, system design, installation, and configuration for the following products: HES ES100 Wireless Electric Strikes HES K100 Wireless Cabinet Locks HES KS100 Wireless Server Cabinet Locks Securitron R100 Wireless Readers Introducing Aperio Silver and Aperio Gold certifications!Aperio Silver certification applies to the products that are fully covered by online instruction! This means your company can become certified to purchase, install, configure and commission these solutions without spending time in a formal classroom environment. Aperio Gold certification applies to all Aperio products, including the IN100 family of integrated locks. Simply take the same online modules as required for Aperio Silver certification. Then take the two-hour IN100 Installation and Commissioning course and you are all set! Note that existing Aperio Certified Integrators automatically received Aperio Gold status. The added benefit of this approach is Aperio Silver Certified Integrators can step up to Aperio Gold just by taking the in-person hands-on training. Once complete, you’ll be able to include the highly sought-after IN100 line into your projects as well, along with the benefits of higher durability and discreet inputs to enable additional alarm conditions required for many openings. What’s In It for Channel Partners?Distributors can take advantage of Silver and Gold certification, too, through our Authorized Channel Partner program. Training on Aperio hardware and software products includes applications, system design, pricing, sales, and more. Bottom line: certification instills credibility and confidence in the minds of customers and colleagues, and that’s good business for channel partners and the integrators they support. Certification: The ASSA ABLOY Stamp of ApprovalWhether you go for the Gold or the Silver, certification proves you’ve met the requisite Academy training from one of our 40 accredited ASSA ABLOY electromechanical instructors or our robust online course. This is certification that literally and figuratively opens more doors. And it never expires. For more information on certification, please visit our ACP/CI web page or contact us today. Remember to check the Academy website and this newsletter regularly for training updates and new solutions to keep your product knowledge sharp and your skills well-honed. Find this month’s in-person training events here.