Door Opening Industry

Training Group

Continuing Education Program Overview


The Continuing Education (CE) Program aims to ensure that certified members of the Door Opening Industry Training Group (DOIT) maintain and enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies to stay current with industry trends, codes, standards, regulations, and best practices. By participating in continuing education activities, certified members will fulfill the requirements for certification renewal and contribute to their ongoing professional development.

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • To renew a certification, certified members must earn 20 contact hours of continuing education within three years of  receiving their first certification.
  • The 20 contact hours can be earned through Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Learning Units (LUs), or a combination of both. However, not more than 10 contact hours of the 20 required contact hours may be LUs.

DOIT's Continuing Education

Program Requirements


DOIT is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).      DOIT offers IACET CEUs for learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes continuing education and training quality.

CEUs can only be awarded by accredited organizations whose training adheres to the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

1 CEU = 10 contact hours.

A contact hour is defined as 60 minutes of an educational activity. This includes classroom instruction, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and homework supporting a learning outcome.

To meet the requirement of 20 contact hours, you would need to earn 2 CEUs.

Eligible Learning Activity CEUs
In-person Courses, Conference Sessions, and Workshops on Technical Content
Technical content must be non-commercial and non-sales in nature.
Online Course, Live

Virtual course, instructor-led. A certificate of completion is required.          (e.g., Live Webinar/Course)

Online On-Demand or Self StudyVirtual course, online self-paced. Assessment and/or proof of completion is  required. (e.g., Recorded Webinar/Self-Paced Course)

Eligible for CEUs: Classroom self-paced, distance learning, or other projects supporting a learning outcome.

Not Eligible for CEUs: Unplanned, unsupervised, and unsponsored activities such as breaks, non-working lunches, and anything promotional.

Learning Units (LUs):

1 LU = 1 contact hour.

Learning units are provided for time spent in learner interaction with the learning activity content. This may include classroom instruction, self-paced instruction, pre/post assignments, and homework supporting a learning outcome provided outside of DOIT education and training.

To meet the requirement of 10 contact hours, you would need to earn 10 LUs.

DOIT will accept LUs earned from pre-approved outside organizations that offer continuing education. LUs must pertain to the door opening industry and be related to the maintained DOIT credential. A transcript, assessment, certificate of completion, or proof of completion is required.

Organizations, associations, and government agencies offering relevant training include:

  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA)
  • Steel Door Institute (SDI)
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)
  • Security Industry Association (SIA)
  • U.S. Access Board

Manufacturer’s Technical Training Programs:

  • Technical Glass Products (TGP)
  • Other Industry Manufacturer Technical Training

Documentation and Reporting:

Certified members are responsible for maintaining records of their continuing education activities, including certificates of completion, transcripts, or other proof of participation.

A.  Documentation should include:

  1. Activity Type
  2. Activity's Title
  3. Date Attended
  4. Duration of Event
  5. Number of LU Contact Hours or CEUs Earned

B.  CEUs earned through DOIT education and training are retained in DOIT’s Learning Management System.

  1. DOIT Certificate of Completion can be downloaded from the student portal

Certified members must submit a renewal application and documentation of their continuing education activities within the specified period. Failure to meet the continuing education requirements may result in the suspension or revocation of certification.

Certification Renewal Policies:

A.  Certification, initial or renewal, is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of certification.
B.  Certified members must recertify every three years to maintain their certification.
C.  Certification must be renewed before it lapses.

  1. Certified members must know when their certification expires and are solely responsible for completing the application and all renewal requirements on time.
  2. Failure to receive a notice or reminder of expiration does not excuse failure to renew on time.

D.  Lapse of Certification

  1. A certification has lapsed when not renewed on or before the expiration date.
  2. Individuals with a lapsed certification are prohibited from displaying their certification credentials or representing themselves as DOIT certified.
  3. A six-month grace status may be granted upon request.
  4. A certification will be revoked if the holder exceeds the six-month grace status without recertifying.
  5. If an individual with a revoked certification wishes to become certified again, there is no recertification provision. They must pass all required exams to recertify.

E.  Certified members must maintain a certified membership. Memberships are valid for a period of 1 year.

  1. The first membership year is provided as part of the certification process.
  2. Memberships must be renewed annually.

F.   A certification maintenance fee is due at the time of certification renewal.


In addition to the continuing education contact hours, certified members must maintain their certified membership in good standing to remain eligible for certification renewal.

Fee Associated with Certification Renewal:

A.   A certification maintenance fee of $125 US is due at the time of recertification.
B.   Certified members with more than one credential are only subject to one fee.
C.   Failure to pay the fee may result in the suspension or revocation of certification.

Can I count the same CEUs or LUs for continuing education more than once?

DOIT does not accept the submission of CEUs or LUs for courses or activities that have been previously reported during a renewal cycle. It is at the discretion of the credential holder to determine how many times they wish to take a course; however, CEUs or LUs should only be reported once. The purpose of maintaining a credential is to promote ongoing learning, competency, and staying updated with industry knowledge. Therefore, the same course should not be reported again in subsequent reporting cycles.

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