BAS Installation & Configuration

In this fully online course, BAS Installation and Configuration - BAS300 (formerly called BAS Startup and Checkout), building automation professionals will 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.

Course Details:

  • Fully online, self-paced course
  • Overall course length is 26 hours and 16 minutes
  • Live Office Hours 3 times/week to discuss course material
  • Bonus: Includes our complete Niagara Basics (BAS310) 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.

Additional Materials Required: Lab Kit (with Workbench) or Equivalent Material List


  • 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
  • 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:

Viewing all lesson videos in their entirety;

Completing and passing Knowledge Checks with a score of 70% or better;

Completing and passing the Final Exam with a score of 70% or better;

Completing the Student Course Exit Evaluation.

Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a Certificate of Completion and your name will be added to the certification database.

Course Benefits

  • Eligible for 2.6 CEU credits upon completion
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Regularly updated course material
  • Live weekly office hours
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year  

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Additional Materials Required: Lab Kit (with Workbench) or Equivalent Material List

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