Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Code Council (ICC) now accept FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as continuing education credits. The AIA accepts the FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 11 and 13.5 Learning Units (LUs)/Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours, respectively.
This means that completion of the courses allows professionals to fulfill most of the annual requirement for AIA continuing education (18 LU/12 HSW hours), while also earning a professional certification. The ICC has also approved FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster coursework as 1.10 and 1.35 continuing education credits, respectively, which may be self reported to the ICC.
"These accreditations provide an added benefit to those who complete the FenestrationAssociate or FenestrationMaster coursework by allowing professionals to fulfill AIA and ICC continuing education requirements without having to do additional work. It's a two-for-one opportunity that really capitalizes on the investment and, particularly for those who also choose to become certified, demonstrates expertise within multiple large industry arenas," says Janice Yglesias, association services director for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).
The AAMA FenestrationMasters program offers professional certification and education that covers the full breadth of the fenestration industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods and code requirements. Anyone interested in the fenestration industry may take courses through the FenestrationMasters training program.
There are two different credentials available. FenestrationMaster candidates are expected to complete in-depth coursework, while FenestrationAssociate candidates must complete subject matters covered in overview courses. To achieve either level of certification, successful completion of the exam is required.
For more information about AAMA and the FenestrationMasters program, visit http://www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters.