AAMA offers new FenestrationMasters professional certification

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Schaumburg, Illinois, will, during the upcoming edition of GlassBuild America, be launching a nationwide programme for professionals in the…

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Schaumburg, Illinois, will, during the upcoming edition of GlassBuild America, be launching a nationwide programme for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. The AAMA FenestrationMasters programme offers training based on consensus-based AAMA standards. The coursework to gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification will be offered by The National Glass Association with its MyWindowClass.com programme. Those wanting to obtain FenestrationMasters certification must complete a set of required courses and certification exam, with required coursework including performance standards, product and material types, as well as code requirements. AAMA was established in 1936, and we“ve made it a priority over our history to write standards and influence codes, said Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO, in the release. Given this solid foundation of expertise, we feel it is a natural progression to offer coursework and a certification programme 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 programme, 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, said Janice Charletta, AAMA association services director. Demonstrations of the FenestrationMasters programme will be presented at GlassBuild America at booth 1751.