Michael Manche, a door and access systems technician with Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay, has been designated as a Certified Rolling Steel Fire Door Technician by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA).
The Certification is effective as of December 1, 2015.
IDEA Rolling Steel Fire Door Technician Certification is available to individuals who can document training, and demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and expertise in the installation and service of rolling steel fire door systems. In addition to proving field experience in the drop testing of the products, candidates must pass a comprehensive written examination covering all aspects of fire doors, fusible links, drop testing and fire-related standards that apply to these systems.
The program was created by IDEA in 2003 to promote public safety, product quality, and facility security, among door and access systems technicians.
Door and access systems dealers are companies that sell, install and service a wide range of automated door and access systems, which typically include residential garage doors, commercial doors, rolling steel doors, fire doors, and retail grilles. Such products are most often automated, requiring special knowledge and skills to ensure the products are dependable, safe and secure.
IDEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1995 to serve the general public by promoting safety and high professional standards in the door and access systems industry. IDEA Accreditation is endorsed by the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) and the International Door Association (IDA).
The educational institute also administers professional certification programs for Residential Garage Door Installation, Commercial Sectional Door Systems Technicians, Commercial Rolling Door Systems Technicians, and Automated Gate Operator Installers.