The Advanced Certification for Tile Installers (ACT) is an industry-recognized program that certifies the skills and expertise of installers in 7 key areas: Grouts, Large Format Tile & Substrate Preparation, Membranes, Mortar (Mud) Floors, Mortar (Mud) Walls, Shower Receptors, Gauged Porcelain Tile, and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs.
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AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (ABAA) INSTALLER CERTIFICATION
IMTEF is authorized to teach the Air Barrier Association of America’s (ABAA) Self-Adhered and Fluid Applied course, a prerequisite for ABBA’s Installer Certification. It includes both theory and practical instruction.
The classroom training emphasizes the need for and function of an air barrier assembly, selecting and installing correct material(s) applications, confirming proper installation through on-site testing, and required documentation throughout the installation process. Participants learn about material selection, application technology, substrate conditions, and the continuity/compatibility of components.
The practical portion of the training course is carried out on a mock-up with an authorized ABAA representative onsite to instruct the installer on how to apply the air barrier assembly.
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY CERTIFIED WELDER
This class is designed to introduce the student to the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) process. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to prepare material and perform welding of fillet and groove welds in carbon steel using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions. Practice is geared towards Structural Welding Code vertical (3G) and overhead (4G) tests. A certification test will also be administered within this course. Passing the certification tests provides an all position limited thickness AWS D1.1 welder certification.
The American Welding Society (AWS) has established a program referred to as the Accredited Test Facility (or ATF) program. The IMTEF welding course works hand-in-hand with Earlbeck Technologies, an AWS, ATF testing facility. Our joint program establishes high standards for test facilities, our personnel, and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders. Once you successfully pass a certification test at an ATF center, you will receive a card from AWS which can be taken to any employer without having to recertify. You will be also listed in the National Registry of Welders, where potential employers can search to find certified welders in their area.
GROUT AND REINFORCED MASONRY CERTIFICATION
Grout & Reinforced Masonry Designers are increasingly specifying certification in grouting and reinforced masonry, and IMI provides it.
HISTORIC MASONRY PRESERVATION CERTIFICATE (HMPC)
HMPC is a 50-hour program covering the role of craftworkers in the overall execution of a preservation project, including the theory and history behind the preservation movement and an in-depth understanding of traditional materials/methods and advancements in preservation technology. The learning modules actively engage masonry craftworkers – many of whom have already been involved in high-level restoration work – through lecture and hands-on training sessions lead by experienced IMI and IMTEF instructors. The course also draws heavily on assistance and participation from building owners, members of the preservation design community, and product manufacturers.
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JAHN CERTIFICATION AND STONE PATCHING WORKSHOP
IMTEF offers an exclusive JAHN certification program, licensed by U.S. distributor Cathedral Stone Products, Inc. The JAHN and stone patching hands-on workshops equip students to repair most types of masonry with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve long-lasting results and a high-quality finished product.