SAIT Polytechnic working with members of the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA) have made our apprenticeship program one of the best in Canada. With the introduction of the Master Glazier Certification Program we will be taking our Journeyman Glaziers to the next step in their careers. The courses being offered are designed to prepare Journeyman Glaziers for leadership responsibilities within our industry. To our knowledge this is the first Master Glazier Certification Program in North America. We look forward to everyoneâ€™s participation in this worthwhile endeavor.
The Master Glazier Certification Program is an initiative of the PGAA and SAIT. The PGAA and SAIT encourage both Journeyman Glaziers and any other employee working in or servicing the glazing industry to enroll in any of the Master Glazier courses they feel will further their career and benefit their employment. However, only Journeyman Glaziers can obtain Master Glazier Certification. Master Glazier Certificates will be issued by the PGAA. Those individuals not eligible for Master Glazier Certification but wishing to take any of the Master Glazier courses (except Glazing Craftsmanship) will receive course acknowledgment upon successful completion (50% pass mark) from SAIT.
If you are a Journeyman Glazier and wish to obtain Master Glazier Certification you must meet the following conditions:
- You must have a minimum of three years field experience after obtaining your journeyman certification before you can enroll in the Master Glazier Certification Program.
- You must have a minimum of five years field experience after obtaining your journeyman certification before you can obtain your Master Glazier Certification.
- You have a maximum of five years to successfully complete the required number of courses for Master Glazier Certification.
- There will be nine courses offered in the Master Glazier Certification Program. Courses are listed below.
- You must complete seven of the nine courses.
- Of the seven required courses for successful completion of the Master Glazier Certification Program two are mandatory. They are: BLPR 117-Reading Division 8 Plans and GLSS 122- Glazing Craftsmanship.
- Journeymen working towards Master Glazier Certification must achieve a 80% grade in each course.
- Upon successful completion of the program you will receive Master Glazier Certification from the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta
- You are encouraged to go to www.sait.ca to explore course content, costs and dates courses are running prior to registering with the PGAA.
- Once you have determined the program is for you then register as outlined below.
If you are a Journeyman Glazier and wish to enroll in the Master Glazier Certification Program you must:
First register with the PGAA by providing the following information along with a administration fee. Once your application has been approved you will be notified by the PGAA . You can then go to www.sait.ca and register in your first course. You can ensure that your application will be successful by meeting conditions one to ten above.Forward the following information along with the required Administration Fee to:
Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta:
c/o Red Deer Construction Association
Bay #3, 7471 Edgar Industrial Bend
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
- Copy of your Journeyman Certification.
- Name and address of your current employer.
- Name and phone number of your supervisor.
- Cheque made out to the PGAA for your administration fee as listed in fees below.
If you are not a Journeyman Glazier but wish to take any of the courses listed below (except GLSS 122-Glazing Craftsmanship):
Please go to www.sait.ca to register. Please note that a number of courses are in the development stage. The PGAA and SAIT website will keep you up to date as development proceeds.
Master Glazier Certification Program courses:
BLPR 117 – Reading Division 8 Plans
GLSS 115 – Structural Glazing (In development)
GLSS 116 – Specialty Glass (In development)
SURV 118 – Glazing Fieldwork (Future)
GLSS 119 – Air Seal Barrier (Future)
GLSS 121 – Glazing Site Management (Future)
GLSS 123 – Supervision and Mentoring (Future)
GLSS 124 – Doors and Related Hardware
GLSS 122 – Glazing Craftsmanship (Future)
The PGAA will charge a one time administration fee for Journeyman Glaziers to enroll in the Master Glazier Certification Program as listed below. Please note that all journeyman wishing to earn Master Glazier Certification must register with the PGAA prior to enrolling in any of the courses. Should your application not be successful your fee will be returned along with a letter explaining the reason your application was not successful.
- PGAA member companies $100.00.
- Non-PGAA members $200.00.
- Out of Province Journeyman Glazier applicants $500.00.
Maintaining Your Master Glazier Certification
Once you have earned your Master Glazier Certification by completing the initial seven program courses you will be required to take one additional course every three years in order to â€œmaintainâ€ your Master Glazier Certification. Your first â€œmaintenanceâ€ course must be one of the two courses not taken during your original certification process. The second three year maintenance course must be the second course not taken during your original certification process. Once you have successfully completed these two â€œmaintenanceâ€ courses your periodic course maintenance requirement can be fulfilled by taking any of the Master Glazier Program courses.