About InstallationMasters

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, FGIA staff has developed guidelines for a new virtual training program that will allow instructors to hold installer training classes remotely. This interim virtual class training option is being extended to qualified, currently accredited InstallationMasters instructors. This training option is only available for a limited time and the expiration for virtual classes will be communicated as the national situation with COVID-19 continues to develop.

There are currently three separate segments of the InstallationMasters® program available which are listed below, both of which address water management, installation materials and components, installation practices for various fenestration frame styles and shapes, job site safety, product performance and operator types, and more through classroom training.

InstallationMasters Combined Training and Certification Program

Released in 2021, and previously referred to as the Original program, this updated combined segment covers both new construction and replacement window and door installation, and is based on:

  • AAMA 2400-10Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Open Stud Frame Constructions for Low Wind/Water Exposure
  • AAMA 2410-13 - Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window
  • ASTM E2112 - Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights
  • FMA/AAMA 100-12Standard Practice for the Installation of Windows with Flanges or Mounting Fins in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Conditions
  • FMA/AAMA/WDMA 500-16 - Standard Practice for the Installation of Mounting Flange Windows into Walls Utilizing Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) with a Separate Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB)
  • FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20 - Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of External Brick Veneer

Installers complete a two-day class and written exam to become certified. For instructors, a five-day class and written exam are required.

The Original Program training materials will be sunset as of July 1, 2021. 

InstallationMasters Replacement Training and Certification Program

Released in 2017 and updated in 2020, this segment focuses on replacement and retrofit applications, and the content is based on:

  • ASTM E2112Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights
  • AAMA 2410-13 - Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window 

Installers complete a one-day class and written exam to become certified. For instructors, a four-day class and written exam are required.

InstallationMasters New Construction Training and Certification Program

Released in 2019, this segment focuses on new construction window and door installation, and the content is based on:

  • AAMA 2400-10Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Open Stud Frame Constructions for Low Wind/Water Exposure
  • ASTM E2112 - Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights
  • FMA/AAMA 100-12Standard Practice for the Installation of Windows with Flanges or Mounting Fins in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Conditions
  • FMA/AAMA/WDMA 500-16 - Standard Practice for the Installation of Mounting Flange Windows into Walls Utilizing Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) with a Separate Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB)

Installers complete a one-day class and written exam to become certified. For instructors, a four-day class and written exam are required.

What does the training offer?

The InstallationMasters Training and Certification Program offers information on industry-accepted installation practices and other critical information related to the window and exterior glass door installation business. The program offers training in subject matter even experienced individuals might not otherwise obtain.

Individuals will be exposed to numerous topics related to both new construction and replacement installation of residential and light commercial windows and exterior glass doors. The training focuses on understanding windows and doors as well as current installation practices of these products. The training will provide individuals the opportunity to gain the knowledge necessary to perform their work in a satisfactory manner. Training involves subjects that range from initial site inspection to final cleaning and maintenance of installed product.

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