Supplier Representative Certification

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the SPFA PCP Supplier Representative Certification at the Spray Foam 2014 Convention. By definition, a Supplier Representative is an individual who has direct advisory contact with contractor or distributor (as applicable, if the supplier only sells through distribution.) with regard to SPF related materials, etc.   These individuals may include sales representative, technical representative or appropriate staff as determined by supplier.

For purposes of the SPFA PCP, a “Supplier” is defined as any company that provides materials, equipment or services to the SPF Industry.

Certification for a Supplier Representative is based on passing the written examination and meeting other criteria as listed below and detailed in the Supplier Representative Certification Handbook.

  1. Successfully complete CPI on-line Health and Safety Course
  2. Fill out and return the SPFA PCP Certificaiton Registration Form and Fee
  3. Sign and return the SPFA PCP Certification Agreement
  4. Submit digital color photo  for certification ID card
  5. Successfully pass the SPF Supplier Representative Written Examination for Insulation and/or Roofing (or equivalent exams: Assistant, Installer, Master Installer, Project Manager exams in Roofing and/or Insulation)

Click Here to View and Download the Supplier Representative CSC Handbook

Documents to complete the SPFA PCP Supplier Representative Certification

 For Pricing Information on the PCP, click here.

Supplier Company Accreditation

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the SPFA PCP Supplier Company Accreditation at the Spray Foam 2014 Convention.

By definition, an SPFA PCP Accredited Suppler is a Company that has met criteria of the certification scheme for Accreditation. A Supplier is any company who provides materials, equipment or services to the SPF industry.

The SPF Supplier Company Accreditation Handbook outlines the criteria in detail. Here is a recap:

  1. Supplier offered Training Programs for Contractors
  2. Supplier Personnel Requirements
    1. Certified Supplier Representative(s)
    2. Liaison
    3. Written Examiner(s)
    4. Field Examiner(s)
  3. Best Practices/Risk Management Program Verification
  4. Supplier offered Written Exam(s) and Field Exam(s)

Companies which operate using good business practices can easily meet most of this criteria and just need to have the appropriate personnel become SPFA PCP Certified and develop a program to offer SPFA PCP Written and Field exams to meet the other criteria.

Please carefully review the Company Personnel section in the Handbook to help you know which and how many of your personnel need to be SPFA PCP Certified individuals to meet this criteria.

Click Here to View and Download Supplier Company Accreditation Handbook

 Documents to complete the SPFA PCP Supplier Company Accreditation

SPFA PCP Mission & Vision Statements

Mission: To deliver and operate a focused, consistent and attentive, world-class professional sprayfoam certification program. Continuously raising, establishing, and raising again the bar on safety, performance, quality and professionalism among SPF industry professionals. For the benefit of their businesses, personal safety, safety and satisfaction among customers, and to create the most solid of foundations for future growth, personal and industry distinction.

Vision: That the SPFA Professional Certification Program is the most rigorous, extensive and defining program for the SPF professionals in the world. That it be consistent with all industry standards, best practices and known building science, and accessible and affordable among our intended constituency. That it be the measure of personal and professional accomplishment in the industry, and a demonstration among professionals of the essential knowledge, skills and abilities inherent among the highest class of sprayfoam professional.

Contractor Company Accreditation

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is pleased to announce the launch of the SPFA PCP Contractor Company Accreditation at the Spray Foam 2014 Convention. By definition, an SPFA PCP Accredited Contractor is a Company that has met criteria of the certification scheme for Accreditation.

At a glance, here are some of the criteria a company must meet in order to become Accredited. The Handbook outlines them in detail:

  1. Proof of Business
  2. Proof of Licensing
  3. Insurance Requirements
  4. Code of Conduct
  5. Safety Program/Training
  6. Company Experience Declaration
  7. Personnel Requirements
  8. Jobsite Requirements
  9. Equipment Requirements

Companies which operate using good business practices can easily meet most of this criteria and just need to have the appropriate personnel become SPFA PCP Certified to meet the other criteria.

Please carefully review the Company Personnel and Jobsite Requirements section in the Handbook to help you know which and how many of your personnel need to be SPFA PCP Certified individuals to meet this criteria.

At a minimum**, a company must have

  • SPFA PCP Certified Project Manager* AND
  • SPFA PCP Certified Installer or Master Installer*

* To accommodate our smaller contractors, the same person can hold both certifications.

** Note that this is the minimum amount. Personnel requirements vary depending on size of company and number of jobs occurring at the same time.

Click here for contractor company handbook.

Documents to complete the SPFA PCP Contractor Company Accreditation

SPFA PCP Field Examiners & Field Examinations

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Certification for Field Examiners

Training is mandatory to become a Certified SPFA PCP Field Examiner (as opposed to any other PCP certification which requires only testing, not training). There are also pre-qualifications and a written examination, and other criteria which must be successfully completed in order to become certified.

Download the Pre-qualification form and criteria. For more information, contact Kelly Marcavage.

IFor full details on the SPFA Professional Certification for Field Examiner, click here.

Documents to complete SPFA PCP Field Examiner Certification

For Pricing Information on the PCP, click here.

To become an SPFA PCP Certified Master Installer in either Roofing or Insulation, the candidate must successfully complete a Field Examination. The SPF Field Examination is an over the shoulder evaluation and covers critical task areas of abilities including documentation, pre-application, equipment/rig, application and post application. The Field Examination Form is available for review so that you can see the areas being evaluated.

Download the SPFA PCP Master Installer Field Exam Form for Insulation

Download the SPFA PCP Master Installer Field Exam Form for Roofing

The Field Examination is conducted by a Field Examiner. The Field Examiner (FE) will confirm that a candidate wishing to be certified as a Spray Foam Master Installer can demonstrate the abilities required to properly complete the task and functions identified as abilities to install spray polyurethane foam on a jobsite to the level required.

How Field Exams are Scheduled

When a candidate is ready to have a field exam, the candidate must complete and submit either an Insulation Exam Request form or a Roofing Exam Request form.

Upon receipt, the SPFA PCP staff will assist in arranging the Field Examination. The Field Examiner is selected from the pool of SPFA PCP Certified Field Examiners based on the geographic area in which they work and the availability of the Field Examiner. Field Examinations may be conducted on a jobsite or in a mock up situation (constructed to SPFA PCP specifications.)

For more information, to register for PCP, or request a Field Examination please contact SPFA PCP at admin@spfapcp.org or 1-866-222-5000

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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.