DFI recognizes that successful business operations and pleasant work conditions result from an employee’s relationship to their employer. The opportunities offered for professional advancement, interest taken, and support from DFI management fosters an environment where the individual employee’s success is an indicator of the firms overall business success.
Working toward this goal, DFI invests in employees through in-house, and various technical training and certification programs at company expense. This is how we maintain and develop the qualifications of our employee’s and continuously improve our corporate capabilities.
Examples of available training and certifications include:
In-house safety training, on-line training:
- OSHA Confined Space, Fall Protection, PPE, Excavation & Trenching
- Microsoft Office Suite
Agency Specific certifications (all information taken from respective websites):
- OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
- MARTCP (Mid-Atlantic Region Technician Certification Program) provides leadership by increasing the knowledge level of all our technicians and by working together to continually develop and improve the training program and training materials.
- Amtrak Contractor Orientation Contractor Safety
- Waterworks & Waste System Operator certification helps to protect public health and the environment by setting minimum education, experience, and examination standards that applicants must satisfy.
- NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) is the Global leader in providing recognition of qualified technology professionals who reliably apply engineering principles and practices for the benefit and safety of the public.
- NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) improves the success rate of everyone involved in the pipeline rehabilitation industry through education, technical resources, and industry advocacy.
- NACE protects people, assets, and the environment from corrosion.
- CMAA (Construction Management Association of America)
- CCM (Certified Construction Manager) is the “gold standard” in personnel credentials for the Construction Management profession. It is the only CM certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 17024 standard
- CMIT (Completely Managed Information Technology) provides access to local business partners who offer solutions to clients' profitability and efficiency through the use of technology.
- EIT (Engineer in Training)
- LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
- ACI (American Concrete Institute) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
- Dept. of Agriculture--Pest Control / Fertilizer
- DNR Licensed Tree Expert
- CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) DFI has partnership with Anne Arundel Community College and other county public schools.
- HAZMAT(Hazardous Materials)
- Traffic signals
- MDE E&SC Control Certification (responsible personnel) Erosion and sediment control training, known as the Responsible Personnel Certification (formerly known as 'green card class'), is required in Maryland by anyone overseeing the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control practices.
- SHA "Yellow Card" The E&SC certification (Yellow Card) is required for Contractor Superintendents and Erosion and Sediment Control Managers who work on SHA Projects.