Certificates awarded by AWCI are valid for a limited time. The EIFS Mechanic and EIFS Industry Professional certificates are valid for five years, and the EIFS Inspector certificate for three years. The certificate's expiration date is listed on the certificate and wallet card, and also on the National Certification Registry. Individuals must renew their credential prior to its expiration date by meeting the recertification requirements outlined below.
To recertify, those in all three certification categories must complete the EIFSDoing It Right® online course. The course is divided into 15 modules. Mechanics must complete modules 1-13 with the option to view modules 14 and 15. Industry professionals and inspectors must complete modules 1-14 with the option to view module 15. The online course is available in English and Spanish for EIFS Mechanics and EIFS Industry Professionals.
There are two options for those registering for the Spanish version of the course.
Browsers and Mobile Apps Required for Viewing the EIFS Online Course
Windows: Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 and later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 and later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 and later
Register using the online forms below. In the Status section, choose “Recertifying (certificate expires this year).” If your employer is a member of AWCI choose “AWCI Member Rate.” If your employer is not a member of AWCI, choose “Non-member Rate.” The rates are:
Not sure if your employer is an AWCI member? Contact Carrie Geremia at (703) 538-1602 or Geremia@awci.org.
By renewing your credential as an EIFS Mechanic, EIFS Industry Professional or EIFS Inspector, you:
It is important that you keep AWCI informed of any work or address changes. Updated information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about recertification? Contact us at (703) 538-1612.