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An updated portion of one of AAMA’s flagship education programs comes out in December. FenestrationMasters® version 2.0 offers an update and re-design of the current coursework, which was first launched in 2012. Here is what certified professionals, and those who seek to become certified, need to know about the latest changes to the program.

The FenestrationMasters program provides training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. It is a nationwide program for professionals in the window, door, skylight, curtain wall, storefront and sloped glazing industries. To earn the FenestrationMasters professional certification, the curriculum and certification exam must be completed. The required online coursework covers a wide range of subject matters including performance standards, product and material types and code requirements.

The initial December launch of FenestrationMasters 2.0 includes re-packaged course segments from Group 1, with Group 2 scheduled to be available in January.  Groups 3-6 will follow. The first opportunity to sit for the online final 2.0 exam will be in February 2020. The program’s new modernized platform will allow for more interactivity and engagement than its former counterpart, as well as responsive design elements to improve functionality across all devices.

Plus, 2.0 includes updated document references, meaning it now incorporates new information from any documents that have been updated and/or published since the program launched, such as the latest version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS-17) and PSSG-19, Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing. New documents have been added since the original version as well, including the AAMA Curtain Wall Manual (CWM-19) and 1506-18, Voluntary Test Method for Laboratory Heat Build-Up Effects on Fenestration Products, the latter of which was not included in the original coursework.

For those currently certified, the online recertification coursework is available in the original format and platform, but all recertification coursework will be available in the new format in 2022.

We know that because of company training budget allocations FenestrationMasters training is popular at the end of the year as company activity slows down and available budget funds are applied to personnel development. If you have a strict timeline, it’s best to enroll in the original FenestrationMasters program now by contacting However, if your training budget and timeline allow, consider taking advantage of FenestrationMasters 2.0!