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.

DHI is the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification for the North American openings marketplace. DHI strives to be the indispensable resource for industry trends, best business practices and advanced education. DHI is a powerful advocate for creating a favorable code environment in the life safety and security industry.

For more than 16 years, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has been the leading membership organization empowering retail facilities professionals by delivering industry best practices, education, forums and partnerships. PRSM has an actively engaged community of multi-site retailers and reputable vendor partners who value business relationships, lifelong learning, industry credibility and recognition. PRSM helps members achieve success and gain competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.

CSI develops specification best practices, promotes standards/formats, professional education, and certifications for writers in the private sector, design professionals concerned about communicating their vision in construction documents, constructors interested in delivering high-quality facilities, and material suppliers with unique solutions to construction challenges. These construction professionals work together as CSI members to effectively communicate the designers vision, the material producers solutions, and the constructors techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners objectives.

ALOA SPAI, an international association of security professionals, is dedicated to ensuring professional excellence and ethics; creating a public demand for professional security services; representing and speaking for the security industry; and expanding the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other security-related organizations to preserve and enhance the security industry.

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine Security Management ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

PASEK is accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

The Security Industry Association’s mission is to be a catalyst for success within the global security industry through information, insight and influence. As a not-for-profit trade organization driven by volunteers, SIA provides education, certification, standards, advocacy, and influential events which connect the industry.

Security-Net is the Integration Network Association of which PASEK is part.

PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boasts over 500 branch locations, employ over 13,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.

PSA’s mission is to elevate the industries we serve by providing owners and members exceptional education, networking, services, and connections with technology partners. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry-leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations.

The Steel Door Institute produces quality and performance standards for steel doors and frames. And as the door and hardware industry evolves, our standards are updated to reflect current best practices. By specifying steel doors and frames to our standards and from SDI Certified manufacturers, you can be assured to receive high-quality products that fit your specific needs.

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety, and emergency management leaders.  For over fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff, and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.

Mechanical Service Contractors of America is the leading organization for HVACR contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor/management services to assure its contractor members deliver quality performance, value and expertise for all building system needs.

MSCA members perform service, maintenance, replacement, retrofit, and repair work resulting in enhanced reliability, tenant satisfaction and efficiency. MSCA has more than 1,400 member companies and is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

The Massachusetts Locksmiths Association was established in 1957 to give the locksmiths of the commonwealth a place to network, learn and be a part of a family of fellow locksmith and industry professionals. The Association holds its members to standards that ensure friendly cooperation among other locksmiths and conduct themselves in a dignified manner and to avoid using any improper or questionable methods of soliciting professional work.

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance is responsible for capital planning, public building construction, facilities management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth.

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 a commercial or sectional 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.

PCI: The Professional Certified Investigator

(PCI)® credential provides demonstrable proof of an individual’s knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Those who earn the PCI are ASIS board-certified in investigations.

PSP: The Physical Security Professional

(PSP)® credential provides demonstrated knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS board-certified in physical security.


LEED Green Associate

A LEED Professional Credential signifies that you are a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community. The LEED Green Associate credential demonstrates a solid and current foundation in green building principles and practices.



The PRP is the international standard for professional certification in the field of premises security. International promotion of ALOA certified professionals provides recognition of their outstanding skills, training, experience and leadership within the industry.


AAADM Certified technicians are trained and qualified to conduct annual inspections in accordance with current industry standards. The certification aims to improve and promote safety as well as the technologies available from AAADM member companies.


Fire Door Drop Test Certified technicians are trained to help building owners and managers stay in compliance with NFPA 80 standards, while maintaining the proper operation and full closure of all facility rolling and sliding fire doors.

FireCheck® Certified Inspector

FireCheck certified personnel and meet the annual inspection requirements found in NFPA 80 (fire), 101 (egress), and 105 (smoke). The Fire Check service evaluates the performance of rolling, sliding, accordion, and swinging fire-rated doors during an emergency.

Forklift Operator

Trained and certified operators are permitted to operate powered industrial trucks and meet OSHA rules and regulations.


FIRST AID and CPR certified individuals are trained to respond to common first aid emergencies as well as cardiac and breathing emergencies.

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