Give me a freaking break! For any of you professionals out there, do yourself a favor and don't fall victim to the certification crap that EDI, AWCI and EIMA constantly try to get you to purchase.
EDI's certification cost about $900.00 to take a dopey test created by some of the same morons that were responsible for all the crap that arose in the 90's. ( If you want to learn EIFS email me and I'll forward you my book.) After sitting through the ridiculously irrelevant 3 day course you will then recieve your handy name badge which you pay for. That's it. Now you are EDI certified. At least until the certification expire next year and you have to pay a couple hundred for your renewal. Is that dumb or what?
AWCI is no better. They offer an EIFS certification for about $800.00 that anyone can take and become instantly certified. Wow! Just remember to renew your certification for $100.00.
EIMA on the other hand doesn't want to teach you anything they just want your $500.00 to list you as a member.
Enough is enough. I'm talking to EIFS applicators. Stand up and don't let industry bureaucrats tell you how to do your job. Remember, these organizations were all in business when EIFS was going up all over the country the wrong way and they did nothing to stop the madness. They are in it for the money and that's all. Now they go around claiming to be the experts and basically calling us ignorant yahoos that can't do it without them. They couldn't be further from the truth.
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