AWDI Installer
Certification Program

 
Some installers are independent, while some work for specific companies. Other installers are proficient in the installation of windows of a particular frame material or even a particular application, whether it be residential replacement, retrofit, or new construction. The following grid explains the requirements as well as the distinct advantage each level of certification offers so that you may choose the one that best suits your needs.

 

 LEVEL 1

 LEVEL2

 LEVEL3
TITLE

Master Installer

 Independent
Certified Installer

Dealer
Certified Installer
FRAME
MATERIAL

 All

 One

 One
TYPE OF
APPLICATION

 All

 One

 One
RESTRICTIONS

NONE
Installer is certified
to install any
product,for any
residential
application

PRODUCT /
APPLICATION

Installer is certified to install a specific
product, in a specific residential application

PRODUCT/ APPLICATION/ DEALER
Installer is certified to install a specific
product, in a specific residential application for a specific dealer
EXPERIENCE

 2 years

 2 years

 1 year
REFERENCES

submit verifiable
references

submit
verifiable
references

submit
verifiable
references
INSPECTION

subject to random inspection

subject to
random
inspection

subject to
random
inspection
TEST MATERIAL

 AWDI Standards
Version 1.3 and the Contractors Manual

 AWDI Standards
Version 1.3 and the Contractors Manual

 AWDI Standards
Version 1.3 and the Contractors Manual
COST

 $199

 $179

 $149
Advantages of Each Level:

Level 1 benefits the independent contractor who wishes to work for many companies, with different frame material, and in any type of residential construction application.

Level 2 benefits installers with less experience and where the experience has been in a particular product or type of construction. It permits the installer to work for different companies and carry the certification with him.

Level 3 is most beneficial to contract installers who have been trained in a particular product, in a particular type of construction, for a particular company. Level 3 certification is only valid for as long as the certified installer works for that company and/or installs that product line.

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