Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection Program (FDAI)

DHI's Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection (FDAI) program is a four-part program combining education, certification, risk management, and advocacy. DHI, Intertek, Telcom (TISC) and the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF) have joined efforts to commit to advancing life safety within the built environment.

DHI Education

Based on NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives (2007 edition), documented inspections for fire-rated door assemblies are required on an annual basis. DHI has created a training program, Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection (DAI 600), that provides students with door, frame and hardware product and application knowledge. The program culminates with concentration on NFPA 80’s inspection requirements, including proper documentation practices. This training is open to all interested parties who have met prerequisite industry educational requirements. Upon passing the DAI 600 class exam, students earn the credential FDAI and may conduct fire door inspections.

2017 DHI Fall School
October 22-28
Embassy Suites
Scottsdale, AZ
Online Registration
Registration Packet

DAI600 – Fire and Egress Door Inspection Class
December 5 – 7, 2017
DHI Headquarters - Chantilly, VA
Registration and Housing Details to Come

For more information, call 703.222.2010 or email

Certified Governing Agency - Intertek

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Take your FDAI credential to the next level: Differentiate yourself by becoming third-party qualified through Intertek’s Qualified Personnel (IQP) Program.

After successful completion of DHI’s FDAI Program and earning your FDAI credential, you are then eligible to become an IQP - Fire Door Inspector. As an IQP, you separate yourself from the competition by going beyond industry requirements and choosing a program with more stringent checks and balances.  This certification includes a continuing education and recertification  component through DHI, as well as regular audits for quality assurance, indicating a higher level of commitment and differentiation in the market.

To learn more about becoming an IQP, visit

Risk Coverage: TISC Insurance

DHI has endorsed Telcom Insurance Services Corporation (TISC) to administer an insurance program to members that offers a full range of insurance coverage, including an exclusive Errors & Omissions , as well as Property and Casualty, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability, and Professional Liability.

Benefits to DHI members are:

  • DHI co-owns and therefore co-directs with TISC all aspects of the program.
  • TISC isn’t just an insurance agent. They are client advocates who will help with all of your insurance-related needs, including coverage selection, insurer choice, risk management assistance, contract reviews, and claims monitoring.

For additional information and an insurance quote, contact: 
Theresa Punsalan
Sr. Account Executive
TISC Agency

Door Security & Safety Foundation – Awareness, Education, Advocacy

The mission of the Door Security & Safety Foundation is to promote secure and safe openings that enhance life safety through awareness and education to the building design, code authority, and facility management communities. 

A primary objective within this mission is to support the annual fire/egress door inspection initiative by creating awareness of this important update to the NFPA 80 and 101 standards, and their inclusion in the International Building Code and International Fire Code. Through our educational efforts we help stakeholders understand the code implications and complexity of the products and applications.

To learn more about the Foundation’s awareness, education and advocacy programs and publications, go to

Building Code Adoptions

For more information on Building Code Adoptions by State  or to view the Building Code Reference Library  published by Reed Construction Data click here.


For more information on the program and its history visit our FAQ page .