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Professional Certification Course is based on AAMA standards.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 09, 2010 - AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) program, geared towards professionals in window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront, and sloped glazing industries, offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. To gain certification, coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com. Required coursework, which covers subjects such as performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements, can be done at individuals' own paces via any computer with Internet access.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

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AAMA Offers New FenestrationMasters(TM) Professional Certification

Press release date: Aug 02, 2010

AAMA is launching a new nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries during the GlassBuild America show (http://www.glassbuildamerica.com/) held in Las Vegas, Sept. 14-16. The AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) program (http://www.aamanet.org/general/1/418/fenestrationmasters) offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards.

To gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, coursework is accessed through MyWindowClass.com, which is owned and operated by the National Glass Association (http://www.glass.org/) . 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 InstallationMasters(TM) (http://www.installationmastersusa.com/) training program is also 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," says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. "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," says Janice Charletta, AAMA association services director.

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 (http://www.aamanetstore.org/) .

Please contact Angela Dickson (adickson@aamanet.org, subject=FenestrationMasters), AAMA marketing manager, for more information regarding the FenestrationMasters program. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page (http://www.aamanet.org/general/1/379/media-relations) or at the newly updated website, www.aamanet.org (http://www.aamanet.org/) .

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