SPFA Training & Certification

>>BREAKING NEWS! CEUs for SPFA PCP Re-Certification Will Be Available at Sprayfoam 2015
By attending conference sessions at Sprayfoam 2015 in Albuquerque, N.M., attendees can now earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) when they attend approved sessions. For example, each of the SPFA breakout sessions on January 28-29, 2015, have been approved for 1 CEU. More details about how to attain these CEUs will be available in the near future.

Every five (5) years, PCP Certified Individuals need to be re-certified. Part of the re-certification requirement is meeting a CEU requirement, which is based on your certification level. Individuals have 5 years to meet this requirement, but we are making every effort to get you started soon, so this requirement is already fulfilled when the time comes for you to re-certify.

More details will be posted to www.sprayfoam.org/certification by the end of the month. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org.

>>Gaco Invests in Its Contractors, Supports SPFA PCP  
Gaco Western is passionate about safety, performance, quality and the professionalism of its contractors in the SPF industry. Along those lines, Gaco Western has entered into a bulk purchase agreement of PCP exams with SPFA and will pick up registration and exam fees for the Assistant, Installer and Master Installer PCP exams for its contractors; Gaco offers free online training webinars to help contractors study and prepare for PCP Exams; GacoWallFoam Area Managers are certified to proctor written and online PCP exams at a contractor’s place of business; and, the GacoWallFoam Field Service Team is certified to conduct Field Examinations. 

"Gaco offers all of this – at no charge – to our contractors because we believe their success is our success," said Tom Sojak, VP Sales, GacoWallFoam. "We believe the SPFA Professional Certification Program combined with our own GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program are crucial to ensuring our contractors remain competitive among the best of the best in the industry."

Just as other trades have adopted best-of-class practices as they mature, Gaco believes the SPF industry must adopt the same practices. "Gaco Western is committed to the long term health of the sprayfoam insulation industry and believes that industry-wide certification is crucial to achieving this," added Sojak. "We are committed to providing the assistance our contractors need to quickly and easily complete the SPFA PCP registration process and PCP exams, and we support the SPFA PCP designed by SPFA professionals."

>>SPFA PCP Exam Prep Courses and Exams
New locations are frequently added for SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Courses, Written Examinations and Field Examinations, so be sure to check www.sprayfoam.org Certification Calendar of Events for the most complete list. 

October 21-24 -- Marietta, GA
Hosted by Premium Spray Products
Contact Mary Delaney at marydelaney@premiumspray.com

November 17-21, 2014 -- West Haven, CT
Hosted by Spray Foam Nation
Contact Peter Cantone at pcantone@sprayfoamnation.com
January 26-27, 2015 -- Albuquerque, NM
Hosted by SPFA
Contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org

Ongoing -- Webinar SPFA PCP Refresher Courses for Previously Trained SPF Professional
Hosted by Gaco Western
Contact Karen Wolfenberger at kwolfenberger@gaco.com

More details for each location are available on our website – www.sprayfoam.org. If you would like more information on the PCP, please contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA PCP Certification Director, at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org.