Individual & Life Membership

Any individual who is actively engaged in the architectural openings industry is eligible for membership in DHI.

Joining online is easy and fast. Simply create or update a DHI profile to join directly online.

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Unlock Your Potential with the Door & Hardware Institute:

Dynamic Education:

Gain access to industry-leading educational resources meticulously crafted by the Door & Hardware Institute® DHI. Take control of your career and stay ahead in this dynamic industry with courses designed by experienced industry experts.

  • Distribution and manufacturing professionals at all career stages within the Division 8 / Door & Hardware industry, including:
    • Entry-level employees seeking foundational knowledge.
    • Mid-career professionals aiming to expand their expertise.
    • Senior executives interested in staying updated on industry trends and advancements.
  • DHI provides a comprehensive range of education resources tailored to meet the diverse needs of professionals within the industry:
    • Online courses – DHI proudly offers 60% of its education in an online format to make access to education easier and more affordable, including self-paced and instructor-led offerings.
    • Classroom Series: Offered Semi-annually, our classroom series brings hundreds of students from all over the country for education and certification testing. DHI’s Classroom Series facilitates the best hands-on experience for training.
    • Certification programs – Offering 3 Certificate Programs and 3 universally recognized industry credentials. No other organization offers this amount of education designed to fit your desired career goals.
    • Live Webinars & Workshops – one of our most popular member benefits, our new monthly webinar series puts industry-related news and education from many diverse sources in the forefront of our membership body. Offered FREE to all members, these monthly events provide amazing networking opportunities and innovative solutions to recent industry issues, all while gaining Continuing Education (CE) units that can be applied to any of DHI’s credentialing programs.
  • The education and learning resources offered by DHI are available year-round, providing flexibility to accommodate the busy schedules of professionals.
  • Since its inception in 1975, DHI has remained the sole resource for industry education and recognized credentials. To this day, DHI’s credentials are the only ones still used in architectural specifications for commercial projects.

Optimized Business Resources:

Maximize your business impact with our suite of tailored resources. From strategic insights to operational best practices, DHI equips you with the tools and knowledge to drive growth and profitability.

  • Technical Resources - Dive into our extensive archive of technical resources, spanning decades of industry knowledge and expertise.
  • Find a Pro - More than just a directory, it's a professional network that connects you with industry-certified professionals in the U.S. and Canada. These professionals are committed to excellence and uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity, providing you with a robust support system.

Open Collaboration:

Join a vibrant community dedicated to collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and staying informed about the latest industry trends.

  • DHI Annual Leadership Meeting
    • Our newly reimagined Annual Leadership Meeting in spring 2026 will be the most dynamic networking experience in the industry. With tracks for senior company executives and technical applications, this event will bridge divisions between 08 and 28 companies, offering something for everyone.
  • Live Webinars
    • Held monthly, DHI webinars are a great way to promote industry solutions to real world problems faced across all markets. Taking advantage of this free member benefit is a great way to stay at the forefront of industry trends and happenings, all while earning continuing education (CE) credits for DHI credentials.
  • Classroom Series
    • Offered semi-annually, our Classroom Series brings hundreds of professionals from all over the country to a central location for education and certification testing. Membership with DHI enjoys reduced tuition fees and free networking with all major manufacturers through instructor support and on-site product furnishings that facilitate the best hands-on experience for training.
  • Local chapters
    • Community Connection: As a member of DHI, you gain access to a network of local chapters dedicated to supporting professionals in the door and hardware industry.
    • Professional Development: Local chapters offer a range of professional development opportunities, including seminars, workshops, and networking events.
    • Member Engagement: Get involved in chapter leadership roles, committees, and volunteer activities to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the growth and success of your local chapter.

Real-World Solutions:

Discover customized solutions to meet your specific needs and goals, regardless of whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, installer, or specifier. Our resources are designed to accommodate professionals at every stage of their career journey.

  • Industry-Related Technical Training - DHI prides itself on carrying the “Gold Standard” of educational offerings. With over 20 courses available, DHI’s educational programs align with your personal and company objectives. Whether you are pursuing a certification or just want to hone your skills in a specific area, DHI education is designed to meet your needs regardless of your role in the industry.
  • Local Education - Empower yourself by tapping into our industry-certified instructors hosting DHI education at various locations nationwide. Utilizing local education offerings allows you to take charge of your learning journey and reduce unnecessary travel expenses while still receiving best in class education.

Life Membership

Lifetime membership is available to individuals over the age of 65.


Membership is by calendar year, January 1 – December 31



$400 USD      $540 CAD