Changes Fee Structure for Certification Program
The board of directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers
Association (AAMA) voted to change its fee structure for the association's
product certification programs. This applies to the AAMA Gold Label
'AWS' Program, the Manufactured Housing Program and the AWS-NFRC
To fund its certification programs, the association says it is
moving towards a model that assesses fees for services rendered
rather than one based solely on the sale of certification labels.
While licensees will continue to purchase certification labels
as they do currently, a system of credits and volume discounts will
offset the new fee. The new AAMA Certification Program Bulletin
#07-04 provides an overview of the changes in fee assessment along
with examples of how this would impact various member and non-member
The revised fee structure will be in effect as of January 01, 2008.
Starting in 2008, all licensees will be invoiced by AAMA on a quarterly
basis for the quarter just ended.
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