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August 24, 2012
By American Architectural Manufacturers Association

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August 24, 2012 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently launched a new platform for FenestrationMasters. All FenestrationMasters courses will now be available from the association’s website to provide faster updates to courses and direct customer service.

August 24, 2012 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association
recently launched a new platform for FenestrationMasters. 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.

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“We are very pleased to offer a unique and flexible education program
that can be used 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.”

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.

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 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 with three years
of experience.

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

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

Related links
www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters


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