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AAMA offers new FenestrationMasters professional certification

Post Time:Aug 02,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:169

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., is launching a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo,Sept. 14-16, in Las Vegas, according to an Aug. 2 release. The AAMA FenestrationMasters program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards.McLean, Va.-based National Glass Associationoffers the coursework to gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, through its MyWindowClass.com program. The online education format allows professionals to complete the required coursework at their own pace and convenience, simply through access to any computer with an Internet connection.Individuals pursuing FenestrationMasters certification will complete a set of required courses and then must successfully complete the FenestrationMasters certification exam. The required coursework that must be completed in order to gain certification covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements. AAMA's InstallationMasterstraining program alsois available as a separate training curriculum and professional certification via MyWindowClass.com, and covers residential and light commercial installation techniques and best practices."AAMA was established in 1936, and we've made it a priority over our history to write standards and influence codes," said Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, in the release. "Given this solid foundation of expertise, we feel it is a natural progression to offer coursework and a certification program educating industry professionals in not only the issues affecting the industry but also in some of the very issues that AAMA has helped to influence.""Our goal, through the FenestrationMasters program, is to help companies to differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have gained a well-rounded education on the fenestration industry," said Janice Charletta, AAMA association services director, in the release.Demonstrations of the FenestrationMasters program will be presented at GlassBuild America in booth 1751. The industry consensus standards on which the FenestrationMasters training is based are available for purchase through the AAMA online Publications Store.Please contact Angela Dickson, AAMA marketing manager, for more information on the FenestrationMasters program.

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