Door and Hardware Industry Career Pathways

The Canadian Door and Hardware Industry is vast, with many avenues to pursue and opportunities for growth. 

DHI Canada offers education and opportunities at every level. Whether you are just entering the industry, participating in our comprehensive education program or working toward achieving advanced certifications, DHI Canada and its members are with you along your journey. The door is wide open and the future is bright for those choosing a career in the Canadian door and hardware industry.

Learn more about the Door and Hardware industry and Canada’s ever growing construction industry.

DHI Canada is at the forefront of Canada’s Door and Hardware industry.

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Industry Career Paths

DHI supports and educates the safety professionals who work tirelessly to keep building doorways safe and secure. We provide our members with a vast amount of technical and business resources to stay on top of our ever-changing industry and remain respected experts in the field.

Some avenues to pursue in either Manufacturing or Distribution are:

  • Independent Sales Representatives
  • Door & Hardware Inside Sales
  • Spec Writer
  • Security Sales Consultant
  • Contract Sales Consultant
  • Architectural Sales Consultant
  • Electronic Sales Consultant
  • Counter Salesperson
  • Territory Sales Consultant
  • Estimator
  • Door & Hardware Specialist / Supplier
  • Shipper/Receiver
  • Locksmith
  • Fabricator / Assembler
  • Installation Carpenter
  • Carpenter Technician
  • Facilities Technician
  • Service & Install Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Carpenter Apprentice
  • Onsite Foreman
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator


Pathways in the Door and Hardware Industry

With various DHI education courses and credentials the pathways below will help you identify your personal career potential in the door and hardware industry.

Foundational Courses

Pathway to earn the following certificate


These courses are the introduction to the industry of door and hardware products. For individuals who are new or have limited experience in the industry, these courses are the perfect starting point for career growth.

COR101, COR102

Building Block Courses

Pathway to earn the following credentials


These courses are considered to be the building blocks in the industry. To further develop individuals' knowledge and skills of doors and hardware products, these courses are structured to build awareness and career growth.

COR117, COR123, COR125, COR133, COR140, DAI600

Advanced Industry Courses

Pathway to earn the following credentials


For individuals who want to continue expanding their knowledge and skills, these advanced courses have been structured to further professional development.

COR146, COR147, COR153, COR160, COR163, COR120, DHT120, DHC205, DHC307, DHSC315, AHC220, EHC400, EHC433, EHC420


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