System Galaxy Certification Training is a free service for Authorized Dealers held at our training facilities and taught by a member of our highly skilled technical team. The course offers hands-on experience with GCS equipment and software. Emphasis is placed on instruction, installation, programming, and troubleshooting.

Each student will have access to a workstation and 635 series hardware for the duration of the class. A System Galaxy certification will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

System Galaxy training will last 3 days (Tuesday – Thursday). Tuesday and Wednesday are full training days. The Product Certification Exercise will be held on Thursday morning. Successful completion of the Certification Exercise is required to receive certification.

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., with a break for lunch. Thursday’s class usually ends by 3pm.




  • Overall System Configuration
  • 500, 500i, and 600-Series Hardware
  • System Galaxy Software (Ver.11)
  • Installation Practices
  • Networking System Galaxy
  • Troubleshooting Techniques



  • Basic PC/Networking Skills
  • Basic Electrical (Low-Voltage) Knowledge


  • Cost:
    Galaxy Corporate MD: No Cost for Galaxy Authorized Dealers
  • All other US locations: TBD/ Seat
  • Middle East Dubai Location: $900.00 USD
  • Endusers: Contact your Galaxy Agent for Cost Details
  • Training at your facility: $4,500 USD up to 8 trainees.

Registration: See Schedule Below


Not required for the Training Course

Used as a diagnostic / demo / programming tool, this kit is designed to make the most of your Galaxy training. Apply what you learn in training immediately even before your first install.

Fully functional/registered SG Software will allow you to conduct demos and trainings w/o requiring a complete installed system. Included accessories enable you to program / troubleshoot Galaxy hardware on the bench or in the field.

Enhanced Training Package – $700

  • Netbook style computer
  • System Galaxy preinstalled and preregistered
  • USB to Serial Port cable
  • Galaxy Widget Cable
  • 600 Configuration Utility

*Not intended to be used for production systems

Registration: See Schedule Below



To enable you to get the most from your training, and to have more one-on-one time with the instructor, we have limited seats available.

We reserve the right to cancel a class if an insufficient number of seats are filled.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation, please contact us one week prior to the training date so that people on the waiting list can be informed that a seat has become available.

In the event of a no-show, you will be charged a $250.00 cancellation fee and any additional fees incurred from the hotel if we made your reservations for you.


Homewood Suites

Preferred Option – Homewood Suites is an all-suite hotel with the following amenities:

  • Spacious studio, one and/or two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchen.
  • Complimentary in-suite high-speed internet access
  • Complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet
  • Welcome Home reception Sunday-Thursday evenings featuring a light meal and beverages, including beer and wine.
  • Fitness facility and heated indoor saline pool

Studio Suite:

  • 1-4 nights – $144.00 per night
  • 5 -11 nights – $134.00 per night

1 Bedroom Suite: 1

  • 4 nights – $154.00 per night
  • 5-11 nights – $144.00 per night

Hotel Details

Make Reservations

Frederick, MD area Marriott Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Frederick
5225 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Residence Inn by Marriott Frederick
5230 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Frederick
5050 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Frederick
5220 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Book your corporate rate for Galaxy Access Control.

When calling into the hotels to make reservations, please instruct your employees or vendors to ask for the “Galaxy Control Systems” rate.

Your corporate rate code that can be used on is S8353.


If you are arriving by airplane a rental car will be necessary. The hotels are approximately 40 miles from the nearest airport.

Dulles International (IAD)

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)

Baltimore Washingtom International (BWI)