SIA OSDP Boot Camp

About SIA OSDP Boot Camp

SIA's OSDP Boot Camp is a daylong in-depth training on how to design, configure and deploy modern, interoperable, OSDP-compliant access control systems. Attendees will learn how to more effectively do business with sophisticated firms that demand current security technologies, receive the information needed to train teams on OSDP, gain the skills to transition from legacy access control to today's modern technologies and more.

Contact our Learning & Development team to get the latest information on these upcoming courses.

Here's What People Are Saying:

“The design engineers, ACS technicians and project leaders of MC Dean were impressed with [the] detailed approach to the standards development, verification, implementation, and troubleshooting of OSDP technology. The hands-on portion of the training was well received, and we walked away feeling better informed and able to impact and deliver customer projects.”

– Jeff Ferk, MC Dean

"The OSDP Boot Camp was great! It covered all the bases. It was a good intro and overview for some of our newer employees, and it provided our more experienced engineers a chance to dive right in and get into the protocol details and effective troubleshooting techniques."

Rick Focke, Director of Product Management, Enterprise Access Control, Johnson Controls



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Upcoming osdp boot camps

OSDP Boot Camp @ SIA HeadquartersSept. 30, 20248:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)SIA Headquarters (8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD)TBAREGISTER
OSDP Boot Camp at ISC EastNov. 19, 20248:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST)ISC East, Javits Center (New York City)TBAREGISTER

Why You Need SIA OSDP Boot Camp Training

Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) is an access control communications standard developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to improve interoperability among access control and security products. With the protocol now in wide use by many top product developers, 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:

  • Installation technicians
  • Corporate or government security practitioners
  • System architects and engineers
  • Specifying consultants


SIA OSDP Boot Camp is an ASIS Preferred CPE Provider; participants of the Boot Camp may claim 8 CPE credits for this course.


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

What You Will Learn

  • Understand OSDP technical principles
  • Understand the advantages of OSDP to legacy access control technologies
  • Configure and deploy OSDP devices from various vendors
  • Maintain and troubleshoot OSDP products in the field
  • Understand the OSPD methods and tools for debugging devices
  • Understand the use of OSDP with federal government personal identity verification (PIV)-compliant access and identity systems

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
  • PDF copy of slide deck

Questions about the SIA OSDP Boot Camp?

Contact our Learning and Development team.