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Need a certified professional consultant, distributor or manufacturer for your upcoming projects? Use these search engines to find an industry expert for your projects. DHI certified consultants have put in hundreds of hours of education into learning every aspect of the door and hardware industry plus the attention and effort required to hone that knowledge into a skill that will satisfy the many different needs of a building, including maintaining the balance between life safety and security. To learn more about each of certifications and credentials, please see details below.

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DHI Certifications and Credentials

Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs) are trained to recognize a builder’s hardware requirements for door openings in all types of public, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. AHCs coordinate thousands of builders' hardware items and options to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements.

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Certified Door Consultants (CDCs) are trained in the construction and application of standard and custom hollow metal doors and frames, architectural flush and stile and rail wood doors and aluminum doors and frames. CDCs must master a myriad of fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements for all types of buildings.

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Electrified Hardware Consultants (EHCs) specialize in the coordination of architectural door openings with the increased security needs of public buildings in today’s society. EHCs are experts at interfacing electrified architectural hardware products into access control monitoring and fire alarm systems, while maintaining compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements.

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Architectural Openings Consultants (AOCs) are individuals who have attained AHC, CDC and EHC professional certifications. AOCs have mastered all facets of the commercial Door and Hardware industry and exemplify the highest standards of expertise and professionalism.

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For more information on how to become a DHI certified professional, contact education@dhi.org.