Instructor Reaccreditation

InstallationMasters® accredited instructors for the Original, Replacement and New Construction programs will be contacted with complete details about the reaccreditation process approximately three months prior to their expiration date. If your contact information has changed since you enrolled in the training course, contact education@fgiaonline.org to update your information.

To initiate the reaccreditation process, email education@fgiaonline.org.

Instructors who hold a Single Accreditation

To become reaccredited for a period of one year, an instructor must have taught or co-taught two or more classes within their 12-month accreditation period.

Instructors who do not teach the minimum number of classes will be required to re-take and pass the applicable instructor test within 90 days of their expiration date. The re-exam will be administered via an online proctoring service. If you would prefer to arrange your own proctor in lieu of the online proctored option, please email education@fgiaonline.org.

Original Program

  • A $200 reaccreditation fee applies
  • A $500 fee applies for the re-exam, which includes the $200 reaccreditation fee

Replacement Program

  • A $150 reaccreditation fee applies
  • A $400 fee applies for the re-exam, which includes the $150 reaccreditation fee

New Construction Program

  • A $150 reaccreditation fee applies
  • A $400 fee applies for the re-exam, which includes the $150 reaccreditation fee

Instructors who hold Multiple Accreditations

To become reaccredited for a period of one year, instructors must have taught or co-taught three or more classes within their 12-month accreditation period (instead of four) to retain both accreditations at the lower renewal fee and without re-taking the exam.

At least one class must be taught for each accreditation that will be maintained.

Instructors who do not teach the minimum number of classes will be required to re-take and pass the applicable instructor test(s) within 90 days of their expiration date.

To initiate the reaccreditation process, email education@fgiaonline.org.

New Interim Policy for Instructors who also Hold the Installer Certification Credential

  • Hold at least two qualifying* installer training classes during your current accreditation period and you can renew your installer certification by paying the renewal fee only (no recertification exam required)
  • If you hold one qualifying* installer training class during your current accreditation period and complete the installer recertification process (pay the fee/take the recertification exam and pass with at least 80%), the recertification process will count as your second installer training class and allow you to renew your instructor credential at the lowest available renewal rate
  • If no qualifying* installer training classes are held during your accreditation period, the published installer and instructor renewal fees and re-exams would apply

*Classes must meet published minimum size requirements in order to qualify for the exam waiver and/or as the second installer training class

This interim recertification renewal option is being extended to qualified, currently accredited InstallationMasters instructors due to COVID-19 impacts. The expiration for this limited recertification renewal policy will be communicated as the national situation with COVID-19 continues to develop.