A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my first dive into the FenestrationAssociate coursework. Group 1 was pretty challenging. It covered window selection, glass, performance standards for doors and windows, and special challenges such as sound abatement, wind-borne debris and blast mitigation.

Group 2 was shorter, but still interesting. It covered the performance characteristics of aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass, and it concludes with an overview of coatings and finishes.

I’m still in the early stages of the program, but I can’t say enough great things about it. It reinforces what I’ve learned about the industry so far, and I’m confident it’ll improve my reporting.

So what is the FenestrationAssociate course? It’s an educational program from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The coursework 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.  There’s also 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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  1. Great progress, Trey! The FenestrationAssociate courses are great for folks like you who are new to the industry. We also offer a more advanced program for seasoned professionals – FenestrationMaster courses go into greater depth and detail. There’s something for everyone. All the best as you continue your studies!

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