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 until further notice.
InstallationMasters®, prompted by the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council (BETEC) through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Program, developed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). This is a nationwide training and certification program for new construction and replacement installers of windows and exterior glass doors in residential and light commercial markets.
Completion of the InstallationMasters training program and successful passing of the exam* allows qualified participants to earn either the Certified Installer Identification Card, or Certified Professional Certificate, which shows they are officially certified through the InstallationMasters Program.
Learn more about this program on the About InstallationMasters page.
Note: A commercial training program is not currently available. Staff is working on reviewing the IPCB-08 document, Installation of Windows and Doors in Commercial Buildings, to identify any updates that may be needed. Staff will reassess installation training opportunities for commercial buildings once the updated standard is available.
*Upon request, Spanish versions of the certification exam can be provided. All other training materials, including the manual, are currently only available in English.