A New Perspective
by Trey Barrineau
February 10th, 2016

FenestrationAssociate Round 5: I’m Almost Done

I’ve completed the coursework for my FenestrationAssociate professional certification. Now, all I have to do is pass the test.

I recently wrapped up the fifth and final round of study. It covered installation practices, field testing and forensic evaluation of door and window products, and fenestration anchorage. I’m scheduled to take the exam next week at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. It’s 100 multiple-choice questions, and if I score 65 or better, I’m certified.

So how did I get here? Let’s review: In early December 2015, I wrote about my first dive into the professional certification program. A couple of weeks later, I updated you on Round 2. Right before the new year, I completed Round 3. And despite everything that was going on in January, I managed to wrap up Round 4.

If you’re not familiar with the FenestrationAssociate course, here’s a quick explainer: It’s an educational program from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). It provides a comprehensive overview of doors, windows and related components — how they’re made, how they function and the performance standards they have to meet. So far, more than 50 industry professionals have finished the course.

FenestrationAssociate is a great professional certification that will help your career — and your company.  It could also be the first step toward the FenestrationMasters program, an advanced certification for seasoned industry professionals.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and start learning more about our industry.


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