IDS University’s Belbien Installation Academy


IDS University’s Belbien Installation Academy offers aspiring film technicians the hands-on installation training necessary to begin a lucrative career in architectural films and finishes installation. Our five-day certified training course is intensive and creates the foundation required for learning a new trade.

What We Cover


Surface Preparation


Installing on Flat Surfaces


Installing on Corners


Hands-On Installation

Door Frames, Cabinet Doors, Drawer Fronts, Columns

Making Repairs


Removing Wrinkles

About Our Instructor

Belbien Installation Academy training is provided by the industry’s best technician, consultant, and instructor, David “Oxee” Groff.

David has been a Belbien film technician since 1990 and has been an internationally recognized consultant to the vinyl architectural finishes industry. He has trained and certified more than 2,000 installers from more than 24 countries. Not only is David a tenured instructor, he is also an accomplished installer that has worked side-by-side “on the job” with other technicians to help them through challenging installations. He has been featured numerous times as a guest speaker for the National Guild of Professional Wallpapering and is the author of “Wallcovering Problem Solver” which was published by the National Decorating Products Association.

Course Details

Training Fee: $1,545 per attendee (due and payable in advance).
Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
All training materials and tools used during the course are provided.
Trainee is responsible for all travel, meals, and lodging.


Upon successful completion of the training course, each installer receives:
Official certification number and diploma
Technical installation support (within reason) via phone or Facetime

$1,545.00 / attendee

Upcoming Training Courses


I had the pleasure of meeting David Groff in 1994. I attended one of the first Belbien training seminars in the United States. Since then, David has trained and certified several of our technicians for architectural films installation. Over the years, I have turned to him for guidance on projects that consisted of difficult installation or had incorrect substrates and special substrate preparation. As architectural films have evolved, at times architects would specify these films on projects that are not consistent with traditional applications. David would guide us through the project, showing us new techniques that were necessary to successfully execute the installation. Because of the changes in the industry over the past 25 years, I have attended a few of his training seminars just to make sure we are not missing out on any new techniques. In every seminar I attended, I learned important new techniques that have proven to be helpful in real-life installations.

David’s seminars are, by far, the most comprehensive and hands-on training than any other.


CSS has sent multiple installers to David Groff. He is an exceptional instructor. Not only is David extremely knowledgeable in his field, he makes learning fun. David also understands the way most people in construction learn…by doing.

With the hands-on instruction and availability to get answers, I’d recommend [Belbien Installation Academy] to everybody and every company looking to certify in all film installations Sincerely,

Gillian Nielsen, President • Contemporary Surface Solutions

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