Individual & Life Membership
Any individual who is actively engaged in the architectural openings industry is eligible for membership in DHI.
Membership is by calendar year, January 1 – December 31
Joining online is easy and fast. Simply create or update a DHI profile
to join directly online.
Click on the + sign for more information about individual benefits!
Our flagship member communication, Door Security + Safety
, is a monthly magazine dedicated to the door and hardware industry, providing the best and most current information you need to stay knowledgeable in your field. Available online and in print, Door Security + Safety provides important news on changes and growth within the industry, technical how-to’s, best practices, case studies, code updates, and business-focused content to help you grow in the industry. Members also have a chance to be featured in DHI Faces, a section dedicated to showing off individual members of DHI. A robust online archive with over 1,200 articles archived by topic and issue keeps industry-specific, technical and business knowledge at your fingertips.
DHI continues to evolve with the industry and our members’ needs, which is why we offer the DHI Classroom Series
, our popular technical program -- one of many in-person education opportunities
across North America where members receive valuable discounts. You can also access our complimentary, members-only webinar archive
with dozens of technical and business topics. We offer lifelong learning, so wherever you are in your career, we have education that’s a fit for you.
Receive discounts on DHI’s Handbooks, Tech Talks, and various other brochures and technical publications. Learn more about DHI technical literature
conNextions is the premier event for the door and hardware industry and as a DHI Member, you will receive discounts on registration for trade show access, main stage events, networking events, and high-end business education courses. DHI has many other events happening locally around North America hosted by and for our members. Learn more about DHI events
This exclusive member benefit comes right to your inbox every other week, complete with the latest developments in construction, design, security and government affairs that affect our industry, as well as updates from DHI and the Door Security & Safety Foundation.
Our online directory helps architects, contractors, and owners locate DHI-certified and credentialed consultants (AHC, CDC, EHC, AOC, FDAI, CFDAI), all experts in the complex door and hardware industry. All DHI member consultants are included this database making important business leads just a click away.
Available exclusively to DHI members, this online directory
lets you network easily with fellow members, providing you direct access to your key DHI contacts.
DHI Chapters offer excellent networking, leadership, and local educational opportunities. They are a great way to make the most of your membership, right in your community! Find your local chapter
Our Career Center is the online job site specific to the door and hardware industry. Let us help you find the perfect job or the perfect candidate. Jobs and resumes can be posted confidentially, resume postings are complimentary, and DHI members receive special discounts for posting positions.
Individuals approved for life membership are not required to pay dues and may employ the title "life member." Life members are entitled to voting rights in DHI and all of the benefits received as an Individual Member, including online access to Door Security + Safety magazine.
Individuals must be 65 years of age or older and have been a member of DHI for a minimum of 10 continuous years immediately prior to submission of application.