Online Learning

DHI online learning provides flexible and career-focused education – anytime, anywhere. Benefit from instructor-led classes, course bundles, assessment tests, self-paced online courses, and continuing education courses, and webinars – all accessible through TopClass, our online learning center.

For more information on DHI’s education program offerings, review our Education Resource Guide.

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Online, Instructor-Led Classes

These virtual classes allow you the opportunity to learn from expert instructors through live class sessions via Zoom over a multi-week period. 

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DHIA Certificate Bundle

The Door + Hardware Industry Associate (DHIA) certificate recognizes individuals working in a variety of positions in our industry who have achieved a basic technical understanding of product and code applications. To obtain the DHIA certificate, recipients must have completed COR101 - Fundamentals of Architectural Doors and Hardware, and COR102 - Introduction to Codes and Standards, and passed the exams. This is a certificate of completion and is not used as a credential after your name. Purchase The Fundamentals of Opening Assemblies and Related Codes Bundle to get started on your path as a door security + safety professional or for more information contact education@dhi.org.

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Assessment Tests

 

The Door + Hardware Technician (DHT) is a level two credential for those who have displayed the technical 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. 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. Please note: there is only one version of the DHT practice test.

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This complimentary Knowledge Assessment Test will test your familiarity with the material covered in COR117 - Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications and your understanding of basic door, frame and hardware functions and purpose. Students considering course DAI600 – Fire and Egress Door Inspection should have the requisite knowledge and experience to forego COR117 or COR117 is highly recommended for your success in DAI600.

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This complimentary DAI300 Knowledge Assessment Test will help you determine your readiness to take the DAI300 Course. DAI300 is eight hours of face-to-face instruction by a credentialed FDAI and a two-hour online exam. Students will receive a certificate of completion for the Fire Door Assembly Inspector - Technician (DAIT) Program. 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.

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Self-Paced Online Courses

The first step on the path of career development in the door and hardware industry. Get COR101 - Fundamentals of Architectural Doors and Hardware and COR102 -  Introduction to Building Codes as well as our Introductory to the Industry video - Safely Securing the Built Environment through Building, Fire, and Life Safety Codes.

COR101 - 12 lessons / approx. 30 hours - No CEP points available for this introductory course.
COR102 - 8 Hours - No CEP points available for this introductory course.

Price: $250.00

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Understanding how construction projects are organized and designed requires a thorough knowledge construction documents. Knowing where to find specific information in the specifications and on the drawings, and understanding how that information applies to our trade can make the difference between a profitable and an unprofitable job. This course provides estimators, detailers, and project managers with the essential knowledge to find the information they need.

8 Hours / 8 CEP points
Price: $350 / Members: $250

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Most of us find success when operating within our "normal" scope of work. Those that excel in our industry, however, are versed in all opening types and applications. For that reason, we have created DHC218 "Understanding Specialty Doors". This course offers an in-depth view for openings you may come across that would normally fall outside your typical product or service offerings. This course will cover more than 25 unique opening types within our industry arming you to be the "go-to" for any type of specialty application your customer needs.

16 Hours / 16 CEP points
Price: $949 / Members: $749

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Are you looking for a place to start to obtain a DHI Credential? Are you a distributor, sales representative, or manufacturer spec writer in the industry looking to improve your skills? This course covers five major topics: LEED and Green Building Standards, Hollow Metal Standards, Wood Door Standards, Aluminum Standards, and Architectural Hardware Standards. These standards are used by architectural specification writers and individuals who read and interpret them for commercial projects.

16 Hours / 16 CEP points
Price: $949 / Members: $750

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Continuing Education Online Courses

This course covers changes in the current editions of NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, (2013) and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2012) that apply to our industry. After completion, you will be able to explain the requirements for modifying fire door assemblies in the field in accordance with NFPA 80; list the occupancy types that require safety inspections of non-fire-rated egress door assemblies required by NFPA 101; describe NFPA 101's requirements for inspection of door openings, and explain the level of detailed information required to document NFPA 80's safety inspections of fire door assemblies, among other things.

16 hours / 16 CEP points
Price: $350 / Members: $250

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This course walks you through the changes in the current edition of the International Building Code (IBC) (2015) and provides a Code Update for Swinging Door Openings. You will learn to understand the code development and adoption implications on a local level; list the occupancy types added and other changes for controlled egress doors; identify the standards referenced related to swinging door openings by the 2015 IBC, and more.

2 hours / 2 CEP points
Price: $175  /  Members: $125

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This course walks you through the changes in the current edition of the NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) (2015) and provides a Code Update for Swinging Door Openings. You will learn about the changes to the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 which affect swinging door openings. Keep in mind that these requirements only apply when NFPA 101-2015 has been adopted in a project’s jurisdiction, and the requirements of other adopted codes may differ. You will learn to understand the code development and adoption implications on a local level; list the occupancy types added and other changes for controlled egress doors; identify the standards referenced related to swinging door openings, and more.

2 hours / 2 CEP points 
Price: $175  /  Members: $125

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This course walks you through the changes in NFPA 80 (Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives) (2013 edition) from the immediately prior edition NFPA 80 (2010 edition). This standard regulates the installation and maintenance of assemblies and devices used to protect openings in walls, floors, and ceiling against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out of buildings.

2 hours / 2 CEP points 
Price: $175  /  Members: $125

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For more information on DHI’s education program offerings, review our Education Resource Guide. For support, contact education@dhi.org or call (202) 367-1134.