Crystal Windows Offers Installation Masters™ Certification Courses

Builders, carpenters, home improvement contractors and other qualified construction tradespersons involved with the installation of windows and exterior glass doors in residential homes and light commercial buildings are invited to attend national training and certification courses to be offered by Crystal Window & Door Systems of Flushing, N.Y., this fall. Previously, Crystal offered these two-day programs only to its trade customers, but recently the company expanded the opportunity to employees of all firms involved in the field. The upcoming courses are scheduled for October 30-31 and November 14-15, 2006.

The course presented by Crystal is the window and door installation training and certification program developed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) for the Installation Masters Institute. This course is viewed as the standard for professionalism with residential and light commercial fenestration contractor personnel, and provides many benefits for participating installer firms and personnel - the ability to document their professionalism, review of current proper installation techniques and practices, improved installation efficiency at the job site, reduction of customer callbacks and establishment of a marketable competitive edge, according to Crystal.

The program is divided into two segments-the 1-½ day Installation Masters course covering basic aspects of quality door and window installations, with particular emphasis on the prevention of water penetration; and an optional ½-day test session allowing course participants to demonstrate their knowledge to obtain national program certification. Program training and test administration can only be conducted by window manufacturer personnel who have been certified by the Installation Masters Institute as accredited installation instructors. Crystal has two qualified instructors on staff and offers the course to its trade customers and other area construction contractors.

It is intended for qualified experienced construction personnel and is not open to the general public. To qualify to register for this installation training program, an individual must have at least 12 months of documented experience installing doors and windows in residential and light commercial applications. Training courses and certification testing are conducted at Crystal's headquarters and production facility in Flushing (Queens), N.Y. There is a $300 fee for training materials and the certification test, scoring and national registration. Interested contractor professionals are encouraged to contact Crystal's marketing department at 718/961-7300 ext. 3408 for registration forms and further information.

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