SIA OSDP Boot Camp

SIA OSDP Boot Camp

Virtual Hands-On Boot camps Are Available

Until we can deliver in-person courses again, we are able to ship completely sanitized SIA OSDP Boot Camp course materials to teams and conduct training online.

Contact SIA Director of Standards Joe Gittens or Associate Director Cameron Walker-Miller to get the latest information on these upcoming courses.



Brush up on SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard with these three videos hosted by SIA OSDP Boot Camp instructors Rodney Thayer and Sal D'Agostino. Get useful information on the OSDP specification, troubleshooting common issues and specifying SIA OSDP for projects.


What is SIA OSDP


Selecting Deploying and Maintaining OSDP


Troubleshooting OSDP

Why You Need SIA OSDP Boot Camp Training

SIA OSDP is an access control communications standard developed by SIA to  improve interoperability among access control and security products. With the protocol now in wide use by many top product developers, including Cypress Integration Solutions, HID Global, LenelS2, Mercury, WaveLynx and others, knowledge of how to design, specify and configure OSDP systems is becoming vital for security systems integrators, government security teams, corporate security practitioners and specifying consultants.

Through the SIA OSDP Boot Camp, You Will:

  • Prepare yourself to do business with sophisticated firms that demand current security technologies
  • Receive the information, resources and training you need to train your team on OSDP
  • Gain the skills to transition from legacy access control like Wiegand to today’s modern technologies
  • Learn to interface Internet of Things devices with cybersecurity requirements in mind
  • Receive training on the use of OSDP with federal government personal identity verification (PIV)-compliant access and identity systems

Who Should Attend

The SIA OSDP Boot Camp is for anyone interested in implementing OSDP as a protocol and/or seeking to deploy modern access control systems – especially for security systems integrators, security specifiers/consultants and managers, directors and technical staff responsible for the security at government facilities and corporate environments.

Course and Instructors

Our Instructors

Instructors of the SIA OSDP Boot Camp course are access control, integration and cybersecurity experts who have helped guide and advance this standard to its forthcoming standard recognition by the American National Standards Institute and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Course Style

Our instructors take a personalized and hands-on training style, and our small class size (limited to 24 registrants) ensures a student-teacher ratio of no greater than 8:1.

  • Study and work collaboratively with your peers
  • Enjoy a personalized approach with multiple instructors
  • Participate in periodic review to reinforce concepts
  • Participate in hands-on training and lab exercises with OSDP technology kit (kit can be purchased at a discount)
  • Benefit from training applicable to a range of vendor equipment

Course Outline

Morning Lecture

  • Module 1: What Is OSDP?
  • Module 2: OSDP Technical Principles
  • Module 3: OSDP Deployment, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Afternoon Lab

  • Hands-on interaction with OSDP protocol devices from various vendors
  • Experiments using OSDP debugging tools

 All Attendees Will Receive

  • A course guide
  • Various OSDP guidelines and resources
  • A SIA OSDP checklist
  • A certificate of completion
  • Course verification for continuing education credits

Questions about the SIA OSDP Boot Camp?

Contact SIA Director of Standards Joe Gittens at