Throughout the year, manufacturers of locks and door hardware make it easy for locksmiths to upgrade their skills and / or learn something new to help their locksmithing businesses prosper. Locksmith distributors are another excellent source for educational seminars and programs. The following is a sampling of the continuing education courses. To be included in our Continuing Education wrap-up, send your 2014 class schedules to Locksmith Ledger, fax 866-827-8020 or E-mail to Emily.email@example.com.
DHI 2014 Technical Schools, Online Courses
The Door and Hardware Institute (www.dhi.org) offers a wide variety of technical educational classes, including online classes, addressing subjects such as specifying hardware, fire door code compliance and door and frame requirements.
Save the date for the following DHI 2014 Technical Schools:
- Spring School USA: March 23-30, Lansdowne, VA
- Spring School Canada: May 5-10, Toronto (dates subject to change)
- Fall School: Nov. 3-8, Calgary, Canada (dates subject to change)
DHI also offers a growing list of online courses. These include:
AHC207 - Advanced Detailing Hardware Online Class (7 sessions, January 2 - March 26, 2014): Building on the principles learned in Detailing Hardware - AHC205, students will be led through a series of challenging class exercises designed to develop their decision making skills by selecting and detailing hardware products that meet the intended functions of door openings.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn how to:
-Identify intended functions of door openings
-Create detailed hardware sets
-Include elevation diagrams for openings with electrified hardware
-Create a cover page, template list, abbreviations and symbols list, etc.
DAI600 - Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection (12 sessions, January 21 - February 27, 2014): This class will teach students to perform and record fire and egress door safety inspections, testing and maintenance, as well as provide tips for interacting with the owners and AHJs. Graduates will be become a credentialed FDAI and invited to enroll in the Intertek Certified Fire and Egress Door Inspector program.
Upon successful completion of this class, students will:
-Be able to explain NFPA 80’s inspection requirements
-Be able to conduct safety inspections of swinging fire door assemblies with builders hardware
-Be able to create inspection records and summary inspection reports
-Be eligible to enroll in the Intertek Certified Fire and Egress Door Inspector Program
CE600 - 2012 Update: Fire & Egress Door Assembly Inspections
For more information, contact DHI, Door and Hardware Institute, 14150 Newbrook Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151. Phone: 703.222.2010. Fax: 703-222-2410. Web: www.dhi.org.
MBA USA 2014 Courses
MBA USA, Inc. has been providing training and tools to security professionals since 1993. Our training and tool sales operations are located in a renovated building with two classrooms conveniently located at the North end of Nicholasville, Ky.
The 2014 training schedule is posted online at www.mbausa.com.
GSA Certified Safe & Vault Technician With GSA Approved Inspector (11-day course): March 10 – 21; June 16 – 27; August 4 – 15; Oct. 6 – 17; Dec. 1 – 12
GSA Approved Container Inspection Course (3-day course. For Inspector Renewals, only the first two days of the basic course is necessary.): Feb. 25 – 27; May 20 – 22; Aug. 26 – 28; Nov. 18 – 20
GSA Container Identification (1-day course. Highly recommended for ALL levels of experience before taking the Inspection course.): Feb, 24, May 19, Aug. 25, Nov.17
GSA Container Locks Master Course (Formerly X-07/08/09 Master Course. Includes training on the X-07, X-08, X-09, X-10, S&G 2937 and S&G 2740. 3-day course): Jan. 27 – 29, July 14 – 16
Neutralization and Repair of GSA Approved Containers (FED-STD 809B, 2-day course): Jan. 30 – 31; July 17 – 18