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Glass Builders Certification Program introduced at AAMA show.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 23, 2010 - AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program was introduced on September 15, during Window and Door Dealers Forum seminar at the 2010 GlassBuild America show. Program's coursework covers subjects such as performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements. Available credentials include Certified Fenestration Master, which requires completion of 50 hr of coursework, and Certified Fenestration Associate, requiring completion of 30 hr of coursework.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Launches FenestrationMasters(TM) Professional Certification Program at GlassBuild America

Press release date: Sep 16, 2010

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) officially launched the new AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program at the 2010 GlassBuild America show, which opened this week in Las Vegas. The program also was introduced on Sept. 15 during the Window & Door Dealers Forum - one of the show's educational seminars.

The FenestrationMasters program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. The program coursework covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements. Coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com , which is owned and operated by the National Glass Association . The online education format allows professionals to complete the coursework at their own pace and convenience, simply through access to any computer with an Internet connection.

After attending the demonstration on the show's opening day, Gantt Miller (Winco ) stated, "The FenestrationMasters program provides credibility to the fenestration industry, AAMA and the individuals who achieve the credential."

There will be two different credentials available through the program:

  • Certified FenestrationMaster: To qualify for advanced certification, a four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years of full-time fenestration-related experience is required or 72 months of full-time experience in the fenestration industry. This credential level requires successful completion of 50 hours of coursework, as well as achieving the required score on the certification exam.

  • Certified FenestrationAssociate: To qualify for entry-level certification, a four-year degree and 12 months of full-time fenestration-related experience is required or 36 months of full-time experience in the fenestration industry. This credential level requires successful completion of 30 hours of coursework as well as achieving the required score on the certification exam.

    Previews of FenestrationMasters course curriculum will be held daily during GlassBuild America in the show's theater. Individuals who attend a demonstration, or sign up for the FenestrationMasters email list during the show will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card.

    Please contact Angela Dickson , AAMA marketing manager, for more information regarding the FenestrationMasters program. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found at www.aamanet.org.

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