PDAA Commercial and Fleet certification (Fairfax, VA)

March 25 to 26, 2020
10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, USA

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Fee

$675 members, $900 non-members

Who Should Attend

Graphic Installers

Contact

Ray Weiss
Phone
  • Main: 703-359-1305
Email

ray@sgia.org

Registration Deadline

Mar 23, 2020, 18:00 PM

Workshop and testing begins at 8:30 am each day.

Register to gain PDAA Certified Commercial and Fleet status for your company. Through PDAA certification, your company holds verified proof that it has the proficiency to do any commercial and fleet installation job with confidence. This certification event will be using various manufacturer vinyl for the test. Your company must be a corporate member of SGIA and have a PDAA Certified Installer on staff to be listed on the Find an Installer site.

Commercial and Fleet Testing will be on March 26.

March 25 will include training on choosing vinyl, brushing up on good cleaning and install techniques, along with proper post-heat procedure to ensure you are prepared for testing. This first day will be a chance to practice these techniques with the guidance of a PDAA certified installer.

Ken Burns from Axis Installations will cover techniques for successfully passing the certification test using any manufacturers vinyl. Brush up on any of the techniques, practice with Ken, or just learn new techniques.

For full information on the test and its requirements, please visit PDAA's Certification page to learn more about becoming PDAA Certified.

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You must pay ($50) for and take the online assessment (passing with 80%) or you will not be eligible to attend this certification. You must have completed this requirement prior to the certification date. If not, your registration will be cancelled and your monies may, or may not, be refunded (see the cancellation policies regarding refunds).

This certification test is administered by Ken Burns with Axis Installations.
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Ken BurnsKen Burns is the President/CEO of Axis Graphic Installations Inc. He is a native of Boston, MA and studied Business Management in the mid 90’s. He has consulted, developed and managed multiple Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, he approached his friend (who was a 10-year veteran graphic installer at the time) and asked him to teach him the art of installing vehicle wraps. Ken saw the value in this niche industry and had the idea of bringing his knowledge of large corporate structure to a newer industry that was mostly comprised of independent subcontractors. He started his first Axis team in South Florida in 2009 and has since developed teams in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Beyond vehicle wraps, Ken and his teams have become proficient in all types of sign and graphic installations.

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Air Travel Plans

If you are traveling by air, plan to arrive the day before the workshop begins.

Fairfax, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. and is served by three major airports. It is strongly recommended that you book flights through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located approximately 15 miles from Fairfax. A second option is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located approximately 18 miles from Fairfax. The third option is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is approximately 50 miles from Fairfax.

Hotels

Residence Inn Fairfax City

3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Holiday Inn Express

10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Courtyard by Marriott Fair Oaks

11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.6 miles from SGIA (8 mins)

Comfort Inn University Center

11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.8 miles from SGIA (9 mins)

SpringHill Suite Fairfax Fair Oaks

11191 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
3.4 miles from SGIA (10 mins)

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
6.1 miles from SGIA (13 mins)

Best Western Fairfax

3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
6.2 miles from SGIA (14 mins)

Please Note: Transportation to/from SGIA is not provided. Rental cars are available at all airport locations listed above as well as ride share options