The Door Company had three technicians earn certification in the first test ever held. Two years of field experience, verification by an IDEA-sanctioned trainer that they are qualified to install and service rolling fire doors and passing a 200 question exam are required. As of 2012, we have four certified technicians.
COMMERCIAL SECTIONAL DOORS
Technicians may earn certification after a minimum of two years of field experience, training by a certified trainer and completion of written examinations by IDEA. The Door Company had four technicians certify in 2006 (the first certification testing ever held). As of 2012, we have seven certified technicians.
GATE OPERATORS, AUTOMATION AND ACCESS SYSTEMS
First available in 2008, The Door Company had five technicians certify in the first testing in the door and access systems industry. Technicians may earn certification after two years of field experience, training by a certified trainer and completion of a written examination by IDEA.
COMMERCIAL ROLLING AND FIRE DOORS
Technicians may earn certification after a minimum of two years of field experience, training by a certified trainer and completion of a written exam by IDEA. The Door Company became the first company to have technicians certify in the door and access system industry in 2008. We have six certified technicians.
RESIDENTIAL DOOR SYSTEMS
Technicians may earn certification in residential expertise after a minimum two years of field experience, training by a certified trainer and completion of written examinations by IDEA. The Door Company now has ten certified technicians and certified with the first testing in the western U.S.
Less than 5% of all door dealers in the U.S. and Canada have achieved certification as an accredited door dealer. The Door Company was the first Accredited Dealer in California (1997), and is required to stay current with the latest industry information and requalify every 3 years.
The Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) is a non-profit educational foundation established to serve the needs of the general public through effective professional development within the automated access systems industry. Promoting property protection and public safety is an important role of the industry responsible for products that include residential garage doors, rolling steel fire doors, commercial sectional and rolling doors, high speed doors and many other related access systems.
The International Door Association (IDA) primary mission is to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. Door and access systems dealers sell, install and service a vast array of products including: residential doors and operators, commercial doors and operators, fire doors, and gates.