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Architectural Glass & Metal Technician Program Certifies 1,000th Glazier

Published Tuesday, September 20, 2022
by AGMT News
Architectural Glass & Metal Technician Program Certifies 1,000th Glazier

(SACKETS HARBOR, NEW YORK) - The Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) Program – North America’s only ANSI-accredited, third-party assessment of an experienced Glazier’s knowledge and abilities - has certified its 1,000th Glazier since the program began in 2019. 

Mike Marye, an Indianapolis Glazier and a Union Member represented by International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 91, successfully completed both a Knowledge-Based Test (KBT) and Hands-On Performance-Based Test (PBT), the two assessments required to earn certification.

Marye works for Hoosier Glass Company, Incorporated of Indianapolis, Indiana.

“I wanted to make sure I’m installing up to a high standard and it was reassuring passing the tests,” Marye said.

A Glazier since 2005, Marye felt his experience adequately prepared him for both the written and hands-on assessments.

He also credited IUPAT Glazing Instructor Rodney Miller for providing training courses in advance to refresh candidates’ familiarity with systems they may not install frequently.

In total, six Glaziers from Indianapolis earned AGMT certification on the same day.

AGMT assessments verify the knowledge, skills and abilities of experienced Glaziers who have completed a prerequisite 7500 glazing work hours.

Candidates must properly install glazing systems and components, including store front and entrance doors, curtain wall, structural sealing, and weather sealing, and must also demonstrate ability to interpret construction documents, knowledge of quality control and failure prevention, and site- and glazing-specific safety principles.

To facilitate hands-on installations, standardized test rigs are transported to testing locations across North America, where a professional team of examiners grades candidates under an ANSI-accredited process that adheres to the ISO/IEC 17024 standards.

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