Level Two: Intermediate Technical Competence

Last May we announced to the industry our commitment to launch a new multi-tiered credential and certification program designed to recognize technical competence at three mileposts from the beginning of and throughout your career journey as a door security + safety professional. The Level One DHIA - Door + Hardware Industry Associate certificate program was launched in December 2016 and the response has exceeded all expectations, with nearly 1000 people earning this first level of recognition! Now we’re launching Level Two.

DHT: Door + Hardware Technician

The Level Two DHT- Door + Hardware Technician credential is available to be awarded through our new partnership with Kryterion Global Testing Solutions. You can take the 4-hour computerized exam with immediate notification of your test results along with feedback on how you fared in each segment of the exam! Plus you have the option of taking the exam at one of the 900 Kryterion Testing Centers located in 120 countries, or from the convenience of your office or home computer, with a virtual proctor, using the Kryterion Virtual Proctoring Online service. Thousands of industry members like you have already qualified by taking DHI education over the years, or from other education, being mentored, or good old fashioned on-the-job training and experience!

Are You Ready For Your DHT Credential Exam?

This credential means you’ve displayed the competence to provide detailing, estimating, and project management skills on projects with an intermediate level of complexity of occupancy type, and product and code application.
If you can do this you are ready to take the exam:
  • Detail and estimate accurately and cost effectively for 10 to 20-door intermediately-complex projects such as office building, medical clinic, school, etc.
  • Set a PM plan for project with tasks, duration and deadlines to meet the GC schedule
  • Identify and resolve basic application and code errors
  • Conduct a keying meeting and document the results
  • Understand basic construction contracting:
  • Basic specification troubleshooting (doors and hardware)
  • Contracting methods (tripartite, owner/builder, allowance)
  • Schedules and sequencing, duration and deadlines
  • Change order process and dispute resolution
What you need to have learned to take the exam:
  • Intermediate door, frame, mechanical and electrified hardware products application
  • Intermediate access control products application
  • Intermediate codes and standards interpretation
  • Intermediate detailing, scheduling, and estimating skills
  • Project management skills for intermediate complex projects
  • Intermediate specification interpretation
  • Masterkeying basics

Take the Complimentary DHT Practice Test:

This complimentary DHT Practice Test will help you determine your readiness to take the DHT Exam. You will be able to see the questions that you answered incorrectly, so you can be confident that you have a sufficient understanding of the material covered in the actual Exam. You may take this Practice Test multiple times, if necessary, to help you prepare for the Exam.


Purchase DHT Exam

By achieving this important recognition now, you’re strengthening your position as a door security + safety professional. Take the DHT credential exam for $300 at a Kryterion Testing Center (KTC) or $250 for Kryterion Virtual Proctoring Online (KOP). Remember, you can buy now but test later.


Any questions about building your education path, contact education@dhi.org.