NGA to Offer Online Installation Training

October 15, 2008

The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, has announced a partnership with Architectural Testing Inc. to develop window and door installation courses based on the InstallationMasters program for its on-line training platform, 

“We are pleased to add a new dimension to our training programs in order to further enhance their breadth and relevance,” states David Walker, NGA vice president of association services. “This partnership with Architectural Testing will help us make an even more valuable and effective training tool because it moves us into an important and growing area.”

Architectural Testing, headquartered in York, Pa., specializes in testing fenestration products, and is also an industry leader in instructor-led training. It currently administers the InstallationMasters training and certification program developed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and launched in 1999.

“Computer-based training is a cost-effective and convenient educational tool, and we are happy to have the opportunity to add an on-line component to our popular instructor-led training programs,” says David Moyer, Architectural Testing’s vice president of certification services.

InstallationMasters training and certification is a nationwide program for installers of windows and patio doors in the residential and light commercial markets. Based on the ASTM E2112 standard, the program was developed by AAMA after prompting from the Building and Thermal Envelope Council and the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the program since the beginning has been improving energy performance and reducing field service “callbacks” to correct faulty installations. was launched in 2006 and offers dozens of courses specifically designed for both the auto and flat glass industry, ranging from safety instruction to professional development to industry certification. More information is available on the online educational program is available by contacting NGA’s Alyssa Kirkman at 703/442-4890, ext. 151 or at