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CDI is dedicated to professionalism through its one of a kind Certification Program and the support it provides garage door technicians across Canada.

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CDI Certification - Information Sheet

By enrolling in the program, you will learn necessary skills to keep your workplace safe and your business prosperous. In addition, you will gain knowledge about construction and the tools you'll use, how to install, service and repair overhead doors, and how to install, troubleshoot and repair electric garage door operators.

The manual for this course contains detailed information, instructions, samples and explanatory pictures to assist you in your career as an Overhead Door Technician. Below is what your personal profile will look like and what is required.


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CDI is pleased to announce the rollout of its one-of-a-kind certification program, leading to certification as an Overhead Door Technician for both Level 1 and Level 2. This program has been designed to assist companies and their technicians to establish professional credentials and increased safety in our industry.

Candidates who register in the Level 1 training course will also need to provide the following prerequisite documents:

  • First-Aid
  • Existing Worker (18 months) - 1500 hours (substantiated by letter of confirmation by employer) OR New Worker - 1000 hours (substantiated by letter of confirmation by employer)
  • Photograph

The comprehensive course manual covers everything your technicians need to know to become Level 1 certified:

Workplace Safety & Business Skills +/-

  • Safety Legislation, Regulation and Industry Policy
  • Working from Heights
  • Transportation Safety
  • First Aid
  • Product Knowledge
  • Communication and People Skills
  • Customer Relations

Construction Knowledge & Tools +/-

  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Plans and Prints
  • Site Preparation

Installation of Overhead Doors +/-

  • Door Types
  • Installation of an Overhead Door
  • Removal of an Overhead Door
  • Installation of the Counter Balance System
  • Special Applications

Overhead Door Service & Repair +/-

  • Service & Repair of Doors
  • Service & Repair of Counterbalance System

Electric Garage Door Operators +/-

  • Operator Types
  • Installation
  • Removal
  • Service and Repair

The manual also includes important reference material — data sheets from the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) — along with a checklist so your technicians can track their progress through the course.

On completing the course material, employees are able to write the Level 1 test on-line; this test is multiple choice, and is marked by our learning management system, so your technicians will get immediate feedback on their scores. We’ll send individual certificates once we have processed the test scores.

Certification Completion Deadline

Students have 12 months (1 Year) from the time they register to complete the online exam in level 1 – Level 2 and the Support Advisor Level 1.  If the exam has not been completed within the 12 month period your account will be deactivated and you will be required to re-register.

The cost to re- register is $ 100.00 plus GST/HST.

Register for The OVerhead Door Techician Level 1

If you think, as we do, that the course material will help you in your career and your business, click the button below to register for the course.



This testing material is identical to the Overhead Door Technician Level 1 material/exam, with the exception of the prerequisite documentation requirements.  If you are an Overhead Door owner/manager/sales person, that wishes to take the certification testing and do not work in the field as a Technician you are eligible.  You must provide the attestation signed by you and your employer. (download the attestation file sign and upload to your student profile, once registration is completed)

If you think, as we do, that the course material will help you in your career and your business, click the button below to register for the course.