EIFS—Doing It Right® Online Course

EIFS Doing It Right Certification Program

Certification Categories

EIFS—Doing It Right® is an education and certificate program that requires participants to meet pre-qualifications for their category of certification: EIFS Mechanic, EIFS Industry Professional or EIFS Inspector.

Participants in the program can hold certification in only one category at any time. AWCI reserves the right to deny applications for and participation in the program. Discovery of false information may cause disqualification or later revocation of certificate.

EIFS Mechanics' Category
Two Pre-Qualifications for Acceptance

Those who meet the following criteria may apply for the EIFS Mechanics' category:

  1. Minimum of one year of application experience installing EIFS in the field, OR completion of the EIFS instruction portion of a qualified plastering apprenticeship program.
  2. Ability to read and understand English at a sixth-grade level. (It is preferred that participants also have the ability to read blueprints.)
EIFS Industry Professionals' Category
Three Pre-Qualifications for Acceptance

Those who meet the following criteria may apply for the EIFS Industry Professionals' category:

  1. Ability to read blueprints.
  2. High school diploma, GED or higher.
  3. Meet one of the following:
    1. Be an employee of an EIFS distributor, EIFS manufacturer representative or EIFS contractor, OR
    2. Have five or more years of related general construction experience, OR
    3. Have two or more years of experience as an apprenticeship instructor in an EIFS-related trade, OR
    4. Have architecture, engineering or EIT credentials.
EIFS Inspectors' Category
Four Pre-Qualifications for Acceptance

Those who are employed by a firm that is regularly engaged in independent inspections and who meet the following criteria may apply for the EIFS Inspectors' category:

  1. Ability to read blueprints.
  2. High school diploma, GED or higher.
  3. Physical ability to observe work in progress from the ground, on scaffolding and on swing stage.
  4. Have one of the following:
    1. More than three years of documented prior building envelope construction inspection experience. EIFS experience would be helpful in order to have a sufficient learning experience and to be successful with passing the assessments; OR
    2. More than five years of jobsite installation and/or inspection experience in EIFS distribution, manufacturing or contracting. Important Note: Those currently employed by contractors, manufacturers or distributors are not eligible for the EIFS Inspector category.