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

 LEVEL4
TITLE

Master Installer

 Independent
Certified Installer

Dealer
Certified Installer

Dealer
Authorized Installer
FRAME
MATERIAL

 All

 One

 One

 One
TYPE OF
APPLICATION

 All

 One

 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

PRODUCT/
APPLICATION/ DEALER

Installer is recognized to install a specific product, in a specific residential application, for a specific dealer
EXPERIENCE

 2 years

 2 years

 1 year

 not necessary
AWDI SEMINAR

must attend local
seminar within 1 year

must attend
local
seminar
within
2 years

 must attend
local
seminar
within
2 years

 recommended
REFERENCES

submit verifiable
references

submit
verifiable
references

submit
verifiable
references

employed by Level 3 or above Installing Dealer
INSPECTION

subject to random inspection

subject to
random
inspection

subject to
random
inspection

no
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

Contractors Manual
COST

 $199

 $179

 $149

 $99
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.

Level 4 is most beneficial for companies seeking to train contractors to install their products. As in Level 3, this designation only applies as long as he works for that company, though he has the opportunity to raise the level of certification on his own after he has gained the required experience.

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