C.R. Laurence (CRL) recently hosted a two-day testing session for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) certification program. The session was the first hosted at a manufacturer’s facility.

C.R. Laurence (CRL) recently hosted a two-day testing session for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) certification program. 

The event featured four glaziers from Glazing Concepts Inc., a California-based commercial glazing contractor. The glaziers earned the AGMT certification, joining more than 1,200 other certified glaziers in the U.S. and Canada. AGMT is North America’s only ANSI-accredited, third-party assessment of an experienced glazier’s knowledge and abilities–validated through written knowledge-based and hands-on performance-based testing.

“Along with North American Contractor Certification (NACC), AGMT ensures proficiency and safety in glazing installations,” says Jeff Dalaba, AGMT’s program administrator. “AGMT has grown both due to the willingness of glaziers to earn the credential and from the support of industry leaders like CRL. We look forward to a continued partnership.”

The event involved two days of hands-on testing and more than six hours of glazing system installation on test rigs. Glaziers were evaluated on curtainwall layout and installation, storefront/entrance glass installation, sealing and safety measures.