DPHA University's Online Testing and Certificate Program 

How The Vault works:

  • Courses are broken into three categories: Bathroom & Kitchen, Hardware, and General Knowledge.
  • The courses correspond with our education manuals, and most of the courses are broken into micro-learning modules.  These smaller modules help with knowledge retention.  
  • A score of 90% or higher is required to pass, and questions are selected from a pool and will show in random order.  Participants may retake the test until they pass, and the questions will pull from the pool in random order with each retake.  
  • When each course is completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.  Once all The Vault courses are completed, participants will receive a graduate badge to use as they please.  The badge will also be added to their profile on DPHA.net. 
  • Videos and other forms of learning will be added in 2024.
  • While The Core program in DPHA University, which includes the DPHA Educational Manuals, is available to all DPHA members, there is an additional charge for The Vault.


$150 annual fee per associate

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The Vault Includes 20+ Courses
Most Courses Feature Micro-Learning Modules

Hear how our members utilize DPHA University!

“In an industry dependent on experience in every facet of decorative hardware and plumbing, it’s easy to overwhelm new hires with too much information all at once. DPHA University offers a bite-sized approach to the vast wealth of knowledge needed to be proficient in our industry and is a must-have resource to prepare our people for success, with a very easy starting point when hiring talent outside of the industry.”

Nathanael Chown
Chown Hardware

"We use DPHA University as a core aspect of our onboarding process. It is especially helpful for people new to the industry altogether, as it's a nice overview of plumbing for them. We love the helpful tools regarding terminology and critical questions to consider when selling that are in each manual."

Dawn Kane
Best Plumbing Tile & Stone

"We feel our showroom staff is better prepared to engage with homeowners and building industry professionals because they understand the fundamentals. Our knowledge is deeper than the aesthetic level of selections and we can put our customers at ease by explaining how and why. This knowledge and confidence starts with completing the DPHA program."

Jennifer Lopez
ProSource, LLC