The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will provide online training for those wishing to become Approved Calculation Entities (ACE) within the Component Modeling Approach Program (CMA). The training will begin at 1:00 PM EDT on June 11, 2014 and is scheduled to last for three hours.
NFRC ACEs will be authorized to configure whole fenestration products and calculate U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and Visible Transmittance ratings using CMAST for those products seeking NFRC certification in the CMA Product Certification Program (CMA-PCP). This training session will include use of the latest version of CMAST. It requires that participants download the CMAST software prior to the training session.
There will be a short review sessions during the training and a take-home exam will be provided for aspiring ACE attendees to complete and submit after training. A Certificate of Approval will be sent to those ACE candidates who successfully pass the exam.
Because NFRC will use GoToMeeting, attendance will be limited to the first 25 registrants. This will enable attendees to take advantage of the program’s full functionality, which includes the ability to troubleshoot any issues in real time. The trainees are responsible for having a working computer and an internet connection.
Prior to the meeting, registered trainees will be provided with information that has instructions on how to register on the CMAST Training Server. They will register, download the appropriate software (Window, Therm & CMAST). Should you have any questions, please contact Jen Padgett, NFRC’s CMA Program Coordinator.