SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) Insulation
To become certified under SPFA's new program, you must pass the exam and meet the criteria for any level of Certification you would like to achieve. It is a progressive program with each level based on the candidate passing the exam for the previous level. In other words, EVERYONE must begin with SPF Assistant criteria. If your ultimate goal is to be a Certified Project Manager, you must pass the written exams for Assistant, Installer, Master Installer, and Project Manager to become a Certified SPF Project Manager. You must also fulfill the pre-qualifications for the level of certification you wish to achieve. The pre-qualifications for each level are listed in the Certification Handbooks.
For full details on the SPFA Professional Certification for Insulation, click here.
To find upcoming testing dates, locations, or partner-offered exam prep courses, pleaes check the SPFA Events Calendar
ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO BECOME CERTIFIED:
- Determine which certification you want to pursue - Roofing or Insulation.
- Successfully complete CPI On-line Health & Safety Course.
- Fill out and return SPFA Certification Program Registration Form with one-time fee. Insulation Certification Enrolment forms.
- Sign and return the SPFA Professional Certification Program Certification Agreement.
- Fill out the Experience Declaration Project List (for Installer, Master Installer, and Project Management levels).
- Submit a digital color photo of yourself for your Certification ID card.
Choose the Level of Certification you wish to pursue (Assistant, Installer, Master Installer, or Project Manager) and click on the links below for details.
SPF Assistant: This certification is the first level for BOTH Insulation AND Roofing. Start here.
The SPF Assistant certification is specifically designed for individuals involved in the assistance of the installation of spray polyurethane foam in thermal insulation or roofing installations. SPF Assistants duties may include assisting in equipment and job set-up, substrate preparation, material handling and staging, moving of hoses/scaffolding/ladders, masking, trimming, clean-up and other non-spraying tasks. Download the Handbook for details.
This certification is specifically designed for individuals with limited experience in the installation of spray polyurethane foam. It is effectively similar to an apprentice level. The SPF Installer has some experience in spraying foam with the guidance of a more experienced Master Installer or Project Manager. The SPF Installer typically does not have the skills and abilities to install on his/her own. This person ideally needs to be supervised by a skilled Master Installer or Project Manager. The SPF Installers duties may include spraying SPF in different applications as well as equipment set-up/start-up/shut down. Download the Handbook for details.
SPF Master Installer (Advanced Level):
This certification is specifically designed for individuals experienced in the installation of SPF. The SPF Master Installer has extensive experience spraying SPF in various applications, and has demonstrated competence in SPF applications through a field examination. The SPF Master Installers duties may include all aspects of the installation of the SPF as well as equipment function/maintenance/repair, and an understanding of other systems as well as the proper installation of protective coatings. Download the Handbook for details.
SPF Project Manager:
This certification is specifically designed for individuals involved in all aspects of the installation and project management of SPF. The SPF Project Manager has extensive Knowledge and Skills in all aspects of SPF in various installations. The SPF Project Manager's duties may include managing all aspects of the project and installation of the SPF, as well as knowledge and skills in building science/design, material selection/estimating, and codes and standards compliance. Download the Handbook for details.
For more information or to register for PCP please contact SPFA PCP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-222-5000.
SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.