Sprayfoam 2020 Convention & Expo: PCP Certification 

+ ABAA SPF Installer Certification

SPFA's ISO-17024 compliant Professional Certification Program (PCP) classes and written testing are available at the show. 

The SPFA Professional Certification Program is an innovative, cutting edge educational and testing program created by the industry for the industry, and backed by the rigorous ISO process. Member companies took the best of their programs and brought them to SPFA in their effort to construct a world-class measure of distinction for SPF insulation and roofing professionals. Many manufacturers recognize SPFA PCP certified contractors as meeting their own manufacturer requirements, and directly assist in delivery of the program at the show, and the other 361 days of the year.

Certifications are available for manufacturing professionals, but the core of the program focuses upon the contractor. The PCP has one Assistant level that is all health and safety focused that covers both insulation and roofing, and then three dedicated levels each for insulation and roofing tracks. Preparatory classes will be offered in Pasadena February 11-12, 2020 prior to the Convention & Expo, and Written Exams will be offered February 11-14, 2020 (all four days of the show).

There is no other internationally accredited professional certification program for the SPF professional like this in the world. Carry these credentials and you stand out from all the competition that does not have them. A company differentiator in your market, a confidence builder for customers, and a demonstration of knowledge, skill, ability and pride for the professional.

Class Schedule

 

Tuesday

February 11, 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday

February 12, 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm

SPF Assistant Exam Preparatory Course

Tuesday, February 11 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

The SPF Assistant Exam Preparatory Course lays the foundation in the basics of SPF chemistry, chemical health and safety and jobsite safety. Everyone on the jobsite needs to know the important areas covered in this course. The SPF Assistant is the first level for both Insulation and Roofing certifications. 

SPF Insulation Master Installer Exam Preparatory Course 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare the student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Master Installer Insulation. The topics covered in the curriculum include: Troubleshooting and Repair, Preparing for a Third-Party Inspection, Thermal and Ignition Barriers, Sealant Foams - One and Two Component, Hybrid Insulation Systems, SPF Equipment, and Coating Equipment.

NOTE: The Master Installer is expected to have the knowledge covered in the Assistant and Installer curriculum. 

SPF Roofing Master Installer Exam Preparatory Course

Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare the student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Master Installer Roofing. The topics covered in the curriculum include: Pre-Job Planning, Troubleshooting and Repair, Preparing for Third Party Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Renewal, SPF Equipment, and Coating Equipment.

NOTE: The Master Installer is expected to have the knowledge covered in the Assistant and Installer curriculum. 

Co-Located Event: ABAA Certified Applicator Training 2 Day Course

Day 1

CO-LOCATED EVENT

Tuesday - Wednesday, February 11-12, 2020

8:00am – 4:00pm

The Spray Polyurethane Foam installer training course consists of both theory and practical instruction. The classroom portion of training emphasizes understanding the need for and function of an air barrier assembly, the ability to select and install the correct material in SPF application, the ability to confirm proper installation through on-site testing, and the documentation required throughout the air barrier installation process.

This course is co-located with Sprayfoam 2020 and is not formally part of the SPFA Certification Program. Includes boxed-lunch. This is a 2 DAY course that includes a boxed-lunch each day. This program is an Air Barrier Association of America co-located event at the Sprayfoam Show, and is operated by ABAA. This program is not related to the SPFA PCP program. For questions or additional information please contact ABAA directly 1-866-956-5819 / abaa@airbarrier.org. 

ABAA SPF Training Course: $995.00
ABAA SPF Examination Fee (mandatory for ABAA certification) $200.00
ABAA installer Certification Fee (mandatory for ABAA certification) $250.00

  

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SPF Insulation Installer Exam Preparatory Course

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare the student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Installer Insulation. The topics covered in the curriculum include: Pre-Job Planning, Jobsite Set-up Procedures, Substrate Preparation, Startup Procedures, Installation Methodology, and Shut down Procedures.

NOTE: The Installer is expected to have the knowledge covered in the Assistant curriculum. 

SPF Roofing Installer Exam Preparatory Course

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Installer Roofing. The topics covered in the curriculum include: Jobsite Set-up Procedures, Substrate Preparation, Startup Procedures, Foam Installation Methodology, Shut down Procedures, Coating Chemistry and Installation Methodology, and Shut Down (end of job).

NOTE: The installer is expected to have a working knowledge of the Assistant curriculum. 

SPF Insulation Project Manager Exam Preparatory Course

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare the student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Project Manager Insulation. The topics covered in the curriculum include: SPF Estimating Guidelines for Materials Usage, Building Science Basics, Building Envelope Design, Mechanical Systems, Codes and Standards, and Material Design and Selection.

NOTE: The Project Manager is expected to have the knowledge and skills covered in the Assistant, Installer, and Master Installer curriculum. 

SPF Roofing Project Manager Exam Preparatory Course

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm

This course helps prepare the student to take the SPFA Certification Exam for SPF Project Manager Roofing. The topics covered in the curriculum include: SPF Estimating Guidelines for Materials Usage, Codes and Standards, Material Design and Selection, and Roofing Fundamentals.

NOTE: The Project Manager is expected to have the knowledge and skills covered in the Assistant, Installer and Master Installer curriculum. 

Co-Located Event: ABAA Certified Applicator Training 2 Day Course

Day 2

CO-LOCATED EVENT

Tuesday - Wednesday, February 11-12, 2020

8:00am – 4:00pm

The Spray Polyurethane Foam installer training course consists of both theory and practical instruction. The classroom portion of training emphasizes understanding the need for and function of an air barrier assembly, the ability to select and install the correct material in SPF application, the ability to confirm proper installation through on-site testing, and the documentation required throughout the air barrier installation process.

This course is co-located with Sprayfoam 2020 and is not formally part of the SPFA Certification Program. Includes boxed-lunch. This is a 2 DAY course that includes a boxed-lunch each day. This program is an Air Barrier Association of America co-located event at the Sprayfoam Show, and is operated by ABAA. This program is not related to the SPFA PCP program. For questions or additional information please contact ABAA directly 1-866-956-5819 / abaa@airbarrier.org. 

ABAA SPF Training Course: $995.00
ABAA SPF Examination Fee (mandatory for ABAA certification) $200.00
ABAA installer Certification Fee (mandatory for ABAA certification) $250.00

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Continuing Education

Attention SPFA PCP Participants: As part of the re-certification process every 7 years, Continuing Education Units (CEU) are required. You can fulfill this requirement by simply attending any SPFA Breakout Session and have the room monitor verify your attendance on the form we provide. See the Certification Handbooks at sprayfoam.org for more details. 

Written Exams

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 2020

To become SPFA PCP Certified, you must meet the examination requirement for the level of certification you are seeking. (For details, see Certification Handbooks at sprayfoam.org/certification). All Written Exams are available at the Sprayfoam Show 2020 throughout the day base upon your availability. Member discount pricing is available.

 

Streamlined/Combined Testing 

Prior to 2017, candidates seeking PCP certification were required to pass single written exams for the level of certification they were seeking and all lower levels written exams. For example, someone seeking an SPF Project Manager certification was required to pass the Project Manager written exam and the written exams for all lower levels (Assistant, Installer and Master Installer separately). Started in 2017 and continuing into 2020, we will have combined exams for those who have not yet taken any single exams. This essentially now means one Written Exam required per level (previously two tests required for Installer, 3 tests for Master Installer, etc) and represents a significant time and money savings. Please contact Kelly Marcavage for more information.

 

Testing Room Info and Hours: 

 

For your convenience, an ISO-compliant environment dedicated testing room is available during the Sprayfoam 2020 convention. Paper tests are available, and computers and/or tablets will be provided for digital-version written exams (same test as paper) and are available on a first-come basis. 

 

  • Tuesday, February 11:  8:00am-6:00pm

  • Wednesday, February 12:  8:00am-6:00pm

  • Thursday, February 13:  8:00am-6:00pm

  • Friday, February 14:  8:00am-4:00pm 

NOTE: All testing must be competed by the end of the scheduled time. Allotted test time is two hours. Last test will begin at 4pm Tuesday - Thursday, and last test will start at 2pm on Friday. Supplier Rep (combined) must enter no later than 2pm on Tuesday – Thursday and no later than 12pm on Friday.

If you have questions or issues, please contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA PCP Certification Director or come to the PCP testing table onsite.

PCP Pricing

SPFA offers discounted pricing on PCP Certification for current members. Please click on the link below for a PCP Pricing Summary Sheet, or contact Kelly Marcavage with any additional questions.

COMBINED PCP EXAMS

The combined exams are made up of “parts”. For example,

 

Installer Combined Exam (2 part):  Assistant Exam Installer Exam

 

Master Installer Combined Exam (3 part):  Assistant Exam Installer Exam Master Installer Exam

 

Project Manager Combined Exam (4 part):  Assistant Exam Installer Exam Master Installer Exam Project Manager Exam

PCP PRICING SUMMARY - SPFA Member and Non-Member* 

INSULATION COMBINED EXAMS

 

SPF Insulation Installer Combined Exam                  

$250 member / $350 non-member

SPF Insulation Master Installer Combined Exam      

$300 member / $400 non-member

 

SPF Insulation Project Manager Combined Exam    

$350 member / $450 non-member

 

ROOFING COMBINED EXAMS

 

SPF Roofing Installer Combined Exam                    

$250 member / $350 non-member

 

SPF Roofing Master Installer Combined Exam        

$300 member / $400 non-member

 

SPF Roofing Project Manager Combined Exam       

$350 member / $450 non-member

 

*Electronic Exam Prices

SINGLE PCP EXAMS - All SINGLE PCP Exams are $200 SPFA Member price, or $300 Non-Member.

SPF Assistant (for both Insulation and Roofing)

SPF Insulation Installer

SPF Insulation Master Installer

SPF Insulation Project Manager

SPF Roofing Installer

SPF Roofing Master Installer

SPF Roofing Project Manager

SPF Supplier Representative – Insulation

SPF Supplier Representative – Roofing

SPF Supplier Representative – Combined Roof/Insul.**

SPF Field Examiner

**SPF Supplier Representative – Combined Exam is a 4 hour exam. You must enter the exam room 4 hours prior to its closing. See Exam Testing Room Hours above. Supplier Representative Written Exams are based on Assistant, Installer, Master Installer and Project Manager Study Guides for either Insulation or Roofing, depending on which certification is desired. For Combined Exam, all 7 study guides should be reviewed. Electronic copy of Study Guides will be sent to those taking Supplier Rep exam.

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Need help?

Registration Inquiries,

Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales:

Mickey Riesenberg

michele@sprayfoam.org

703-222-4267

SPFA Membership Questions:

Mickey Riesenberg

michele@sprayfoam.org

703-222-4267

SPFA PCP Questions:

Kelly Marcavage
kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org

571-748-5003 

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