In the run up to this year’s exams, the GAI has been extremely thorough in its due diligence to appoint a new online examination provider. This provider brings over 20 years’ experience of delivering examinations globally, and we are confident we have found the best solution for you our students. We are pleased to be working in partnership with such a well-respected provider.

This selection process has taken a lot more time than we envisaged, and as a result – we are having to reschedule the date of Stage 1 and Stage 2 exams to THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER. We have not taken this decision lightly, but, in the interest of our students, we believe this is necessary to ensure that we deliver an examination that meets all requirements.

The previously published date of 6th July is now no longer valid for Stage 1 and Stage 2, but remains the date for GAI Diploma Stage 3.


  • Thursday 7th September 2017 - Certificate in Architectural Hardware online examinations. Instructions regarding examination venues to be released mid-August.
  • Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Examination results for ALL stages will be notified and published
  • Thursday 28th September 2017 – Retake online examinations and Key Control.
  • Thursday 6th July 2017 - The GAI Diploma (Stage 3). NO CHANGE.

Examination venues will be sent out at the same time as Key Control results.

We hope you understand why we have had to make this change, and, apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at GAI head office.

Yours sincerely


Rachel Tipton, DipGAI, MInstAI, RegAI
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
Training and Development Manager