Fall Eastern Technical School


November 27 - December 1, 2023
Doubletree Hotel, 5444 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 2L2

Highlights of our 2023 Fall Technical School – Over The Top

Our highest attendance ever, five sold out courses, a new venue and a school that exceeded all expectations from start to finish.  We offered a full curriculum of 9 courses including DHT Exam Prep/Exam, DHC Exam, AHC Exam Prep and CFDAI Course/Exam.  DHI Canada remains committed to educating the next generation of Canadian door and hardware experts.  We couldn’t do it without the support of our employers, our students and our instructors.  Thanks to all for your continued support.

Here are just a few testimonials from our students which reinforces the importance of our in-person schools:

We received over 25 applications for this school’s scholarship.  Congratulations to our winners!

Mikala Webster, CP Distributors – Mikala will be taking Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames & Hardware
Jillian Young, Upper Canada Hardware – Jillian will be taking AHC Exam Prep

The DHT, DHC and CFDAI exam results were outstanding.  16 more Canadian members can now proudly wear the designations they have earned.  

Congratulations Champs……

Door & Hardware Consultant (DHC)

Karl Fortin, DHC, DHT, CFDAI

Donlox Harmer

Sherbrook, QC

Greg Winicki, DHT, DHC

Upper Canada Specialty Hardware Limited

Markham, ON

Door & Hardware Technician (DHT)

Brennan Barney, DHT

Trillium Architectural Products

Toronto, ON

Vince Joseph Giannini, DHT, FDAI

Gensteel Doors

Ville St. Laurent, QC

Kathrin Muehleisen, DHT

Häfele Canada Inc.

Ajax, ON

Paul Pileggi, DHT


Vaughan, ON

Jeremy Sommerville, AHC, DHT, CFDAI

Apex Industries Inc.

Riverview, NB

Brent Walsh, DHT


Vaughan, ON

Ryan Walter, DHT

Allmar, Inc.

Concord, ON

Certified Fire Door Annual Inspectors (CFDAI)

Noel Bedford, CFDAI

Riverside Millwork Group

Waterloo, ON

Karl Fortin, DHC, DHT, CFDAI


Sherbrooke, QC

Eric Landon, CFDAI

ProAble Doors & Systems Inc.

London, ON

Richard McDonald, CFDAI

Coastal Entrance Solutions

Dartmouth, NS

Darcey Sylvester, CFDAI

AccessSMT Holdings Ltd.

Calgary, AB

Lucy Wilson, CFDAI

dormakaba Canada Inc.

Brantford, ON

Kevin Zeiger, DHT, CFDAI

William Knell & Company Limited

Kitchener, ON

Thanks as always to our instructors who give so generously of their time and their expertise!

Returning instructors:
Lawrence Beatty, AHC, FDHI, DHT, DHC
Richard Bradbury, DEHC, DHC, DHT, CFDAI
Krista Christensen, AHC
Tim Ettinger, AHC, CFDAI, DHT, DHC
Steve Daunheimer, DHT, DHC, CFDAI
Shadley Fataar, EHC
Steve Isaac, AHC, CFDAI
Paul Jackson, DAHC
Brian Lavallee, CFDAI
Joe Meijer, AHC
Jared Schidlowsky, DHC, DHT
Kristi Scott, AHC, CFDAI
Mark Sorrenti, DEHC

New Instructor:
Steve Peterman, FDAI, DHT 

To our Education Co-Directors, Lawrence Beatty, AHC, FDHI, DHT, DHC, and Kristi Scott, AHC, CFDAI, who once again pulled all the pieces together for another successful DHI Canada technical school.    

To Allegion for their generous sponsorship of the Fall Eastern Technical School.

To William Knell & Company….
For providing storage, shipment and return of our COR133 and COR117 samples.

And to all the manufacturers that provide the much-needed samples for our schools.


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