Certification: Door + Hardware Specification Consultant (DHSC)

14150 Newbrook Drive, Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-2232

This certified individual has advanced product and code application knowledge and expertise, but differs from the DHC certification in that the focused skills are proficiency to write or edit CSI/DHI format specifications for doors, frames, hardware and electrified hardware systems for large and complex construction projects and existing facility renovations.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

Third Party Exam Center

DHI certification exams are administered by Kryterion.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.