AAMA EDUCATION PROGRAMS
AAMA was established in 1936 and we’ve made it a priority over our history to write standards and influence codes. Our goal is to help companies and individuals differentiate themselves and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have gained a well-rounded education on the fenestration industry.
AAMA offers a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. The FenestrationMasters® program provides training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. To gain the AAMA FenestrationMasters professional certification, the curriculum and certification exam must be completed. The required coursework covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements.
AAMA, an AIA-approved continuing education provider and the leading trade association in the fenestration industry, has been offering continuing education since 2000. AIA members are required to earn 18 continuing education learning units each year. This includes 12 hours of coursework in Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) topics, and 4 of the 12 hours of HSW must also be related to Sustainable Design (SD) topics. Plus, several states have established their own continuing education requirements for licensed architects, many of which recognize AIA credits. AAMA offers multiple options to obtain these credits.
The InstallationMasters® Training and Certification Program is an important and exciting tool being offered to installers of windows and doors all across the country. Complete this two-day program and become professionally certified.
Since 2001, AAMA has offered a scholarship program for children of member company employees, providing students an opportunity for financial assistance for higher education and encouraging growth in the industry through the pursuit of an engineering or technical degree. At least three $2,000 awards are issued each year.
In 2003, AAMA added its first member company Partners to the program. Through the Scholarship Partner Program, member companies set up their own scholarship program specifically for children of their employees and AAMA manages the program administration, application process and winner selection.