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AAMA launches FenestrationMasters course website.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 27, 2012 - Available at aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters, online education format allows professionals to complete coursework at their own pace through access to any computer or device with Internet connection. Courses cover wide range of subject matters, including performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements. Group 1 courses are currently available and address fenestration product types, selection criteria, performance requirements, testing and labeling, and glazing options.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Launches Industry Education on aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters

Press release date: Aug 23, 2012

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently launched a new platform for FenestrationMasters(TM). All FenestrationMasters courses will now be available from the association's website to provide faster updates to courses and direct customer service.

FenestrationMasters, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, was developed to help companies differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have pursued a well-rounded education in the fenestration industry.

"We are very pleased to offer a unique and flexible education program that can be utilized for many different career paths and for candidates with varied degrees, training and experience who are seeking certification," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. "Switching to a new platform will be a big plus for FenestrationMasters students, as AAMA will be able to quickly update courses as new industry information becomes available and address customer concerns directly."

Course Curriculum
The online education format of FenestrationMasters allows professionals to complete the coursework at their own pace and convenience through access to any computer or device with an Internet connection.

Courses cover a wide range of subject matters, including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements. Group 1 courses are currently available and address fenestration product types, selection criteria, performance requirements, testing and labeling and glazing options. They additionally provide an introduction to special performance challenges, such as acoustical performance, wind-borne debris, wind-driven rain and blast mitigation.

Scope of topics that will be offered later in the year consist of code requirements, coatings and finishes, installation documents, energy and thermal performance, skylights and daylighting, framing material considerations, window and door hardware, as well as sealants and adhesives.

Eligibility Criteria
There are two different credentials available through the program, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam.

To qualify for the FenestrationMaster(TM) (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met: a four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences in addition to four years of full-time fenestration-related experience; six years fenestration product-related experience or a FenestrationAssociate(TM) with three years of experience.

However, to qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification, no minimum education or experience is required.

More Information
During GlassBuild America, to be held September 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, AAMA will be offering the chance to win one free FenestrationMasters certification exam. To be eligible to win, attendees must visit the AAMA booth (#1273), located in the Industry Pavilion, and swipe their expo card.

For more information regarding FenestrationMasters, visit www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters.

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.sm

Media contacts:
Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org; 866-985-7510