How to Become a Garage Door Installer
To become a garage door installer, you do not need any formal education. Your career should start with an entry-level job at an installation or construction company, working with an experienced garage door installer to gain the skills you need. On-the-job training is invaluable to succeed in the field. Accreditation and certification are available through the International Door Association (IDA), which includes a 6-part course and exam. The IDA also requires proof of insurance and business documentation. Qualifications for jobs as a garage door installer include being able to lift 45+ lbs, comfort working overhead and on a ladder, electrical experience, and good communication skills.