FenestrationMasters Exams Now Available

July 23, 2013

Certification exams for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's FenestrationMasters program, a nationwide education and certification program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries, are now available. FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) and FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) students who have successfully completed the required coursework can take the certification exam at any number of testing centers across the U.S.

“Development of a professional training and certification program of this scope is a substantial undertaking, and we are exceptionally pleased to have assembled a high-quality program culminating in the release of these certification exams,” says Janice Yglesias, AAMA's association services director. “Feedback received thus far from our current certification candidates about the coursework and online delivery system has been very positive. Several individuals have nearly completed the entire required curriculum, so we are looking forward to processing our first exam registration and awarding our first certification.”

During the AAMA Fall Conference to be held October 27-30 in Baltimore, AAMA will launch the option to administer exams outside of established testing centers using AAMA-authorized exam proctors, officials note. For those who register and attend the Fall Conference, no additional fees will be required to complete the FenestrationMaster or FenestrationAssociate exam in conjunction with the event.

In addition to the availability of certification exams, AAMA has completed the Candidate Guide and Study Notebook. The Candidate Guide explains how the program works, the necessary steps to become certified and what materials may be utilized during the exam. The Guide also provides sample exam questions and answers. In an effort to provide FenestrationMaster and FenestrationAssociate students with a printable reference to the courses, as well as a place to take notes to aid in preparing to take the exam, AAMA is offering a new resource called the Study Notebook to existing students for free.

“FenestrationMasters is truly unique in that it is the only publicly available professional education and certification program concentrated on the fenestration industry," notes Angela Dickson, AAMA's marketing manager. "Due to AAMA’s material and product neutrality, as well as our long history of technical expertise, students will learn from an unbiased, industry-leading source,”