Certifications & Organizations

Our team is fully qualified to help with your next project.

Proper training and certification is important to DH Pace to ensure the most safe and reliable service in the door industry.

Our company and technicians have completed a wide variety of training and certification programs from the most prestigious organizations in the industry, and some programs – like FDDT and FireCheck® certifications – are unique to DH Pace employees.



The International Door Association aims to attain a level of product and installation quality unmatched in any other industry. It plays an important role in the process of quality creation and control by providing helpful programs and services to those who sell, install, and service the superb products produced by manufacturers.


The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) is a trade association of power-operated automatic door manufacturers. AAADM was established in 1994 to raise public awareness about automatic doors and certify automatic door inspectors. AAADM also sets industry standards that govern installation, sensing devices, and safety requirements for automatic pedestrian doors.

Additional Certifications

Accreditation by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) is intended to assist the general public in the selection of a qualified, professional door systems dealer when purchasing, servicing, or installing an overhead door, automatic gate operator, fire door and other industry products. Companies earning the Accreditation seal have demonstrated a commitment to industry excellence by completing a demanding study course, documenting good business practices and receiving recommendations from others with whom they do business.


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.

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.

Electrified Hardware Consultants
EHCs specialize in the coordination of architectural door openings with the increased security needs of public buildings in todays 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.

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.


CDT: Construction Documents Technology
CSI’s Construction Documents Technology program has provides foundation training in construction documentation for architects, contractors, contract administrators, specifies, and manufacturers representatives. It is an elite group of professionals known in the industry for their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents.

CCCA: Certified Construction Contract Administrators
CCCA are able to develop, administer and enforce construction documentation. Individuals with CCCA certification have proven their skill in quality assurance and control, bidding and negotiation procedures, construction observation and inspection, enforcement and liability, Division 01, General and Supplemental Conditions, agreements, and all other documents related to the project.


CPP: The Certified Protection Professional
CPP credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and management skills in security principles and practices, personal security, physical security, information security, crisis management, and the legal aspects of security management. Those who earn the CPP are ASIS board-certified in security management.