After a year of remote examinations and waiting to complete physical testing, the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) Certification Program is once again conducting both exams in person.

The AGMT Program held its first physical-based certification exam since the pandemic in Cleveland on April 9. Since then, there have been two additional exams held in Buffalo and Cortland, NY.

“There is a great demand at the moment for the physical-based exam,” said Ben Beeler of the AGMT Program. “This is because of the large backlog of candidates who have already passed the written exam and now have to pass the physical exam to become certified. In addition, there are even more written tests scheduled throughout the balance of the year.”

According to the organization, a written test session requires less space and time than a physical test session and can accommodate a greater number of candidates. “This factor is fueling the demand for more physical test dates. To meet this demand, we already have test dates scheduled through December, are adding more each week, and are beginning to schedule them into next year,” said Beeler.

AGMT is a personnel certification program that includes an independent, third-party assessment of a glazier’s knowledge, skills and abilities. The ANSI-accredited program began in February 2019.