The AAMA has announced the availability of certification exams for the association’s FenestrationMasters™ programme. Students who have successfully completed the required coursework can take the certification exam at any number of testing centres across the US
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has announced the availability of certification exams for the association’s FenestrationMasters™ programme, a nationwide education and certification programme for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. FenestrationMaster™ (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate™ (entry-level) students who have successfully completed the required coursework can take the certification exam at any number of testing centres across the US.
“Development of a professional training and certification programme of this scope is a substantial undertaking, and we are exceptionally pleased to have assembled a high-quality programme culminating in the release of these certification exams,” says Janice Yglesias, AAMA Association Services Director. “Feedback received thus far from our current certification candidates about the coursework and online delivery system has been very positive. Several individuals have nearly completed the entire required curriculum, so we are looking forward to processing our first exam registration and awarding our first certification.”
During the AAMA Fall Conference, to be held 27-30 October in Baltimore, MD, AAMA will launch the option to administer exams outside of established testing centres using AAMA-authorized exam proctors. For those who register and attend the Fall Conference, no additional fees will be required to complete the FenestrationMaster or FenestrationAssociate exam in conjunction with the event.
In addition to the availability of certification exams, AAMA has completed the Candidate Guide and Study Notebook. The Candidate Guide explains how the programme works, the necessary steps to become certified and what materials may be utilized during the exam. The Guide also provides sample exam questions and answers. In an effort to provide FenestrationMaster and FenestrationAssociate students with a printable reference to the courses, as well as a place to take notes to aid in preparing to take the exam, AAMA is offering a new resource called the Study Notebook to existing students for free.
There are two different credentials available through the programme, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam: FenestrationMaster and FenestrationAssociate. There are no prerequisites to qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification. To qualify for the FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met:
Four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years fenestration product-related experience
Six years fenestration product-related experience
AAMA released Group 6 courses in July, making the entire curriculum available to FenestrationMasters students.