CERTIFIED WORKROOM PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
As the most comprehensive, single educational program in the industry, this program requires a minimum of six weeks self-study in preparation for the examination. When you register for the program, you are immediately sent the study materials—so don’t wait until the last minute!
Listed below are the upcoming testing locations and dates. The cost of the program is $375 for non-members and $295 for members. Contact Mark Nortman at the WCAA office to register or for more information.
• March 23, 2002, Baltimore, MD
• April 12, 2002, Portsmouth, NH
• April 20, 2002, St. Louis, MO
• July 19, 2002, Plainfield, NJ
• August 17, 2002 Greenville, SC
• October 18, 2002, Anaheim, CA
CERTIFIED WINDOW TREATMENT CONSULTANT
This home study course is designed to provide a base level of knowledge for anyone working in the window coverings industry. The program covers period window treatments, history of window coverings, measuring and calculating yardages, business principles and practices, principles and elements of interior design and principles of fabrics.
The course requires a minimum of eight weeks advance study before taking the exam. The cost of the program is $265 for non-members and $200 for members. Testing dates and locations are the same as listed above. For additional information or to register for the program, please contact Mark Nortman at (888) 298-9222, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB SITE RECOGNITION AWARD
The WCAA is proud to announce the creation of a Web site recognition award to be presented to its members for having both used the WCAA logo on their sites and also creating a site promoting the window coverings industry.
This award is available only to WCAA members and will be displayed on their home pages.
DRAPERY YARDAGE FINDER AVAILABLE
The WCAA announces the addition of The Drapery Yardage Finder to the list of educational and sales aids available to the window coverings industry.
It is an easy-to-use, reliable guide to drapery and pleated valance yardage. It works with both plain and pattern-repeat fabrics, estimates for 45-, 48/50- and 54-inch fabrics with three choices of fullness for each size. It also makes all seam, hem and heading allowances, so no calculations are necessary.
If you are relatively inexperienced or not confident about yardage estimating, please call the WCAA at (888) 298-WCAA to order one today.
NEW WEB SITE
The WCAA site, www.wcaa.org, contains information about member benefits, local chapter news and events and certification program information as well as a product library to order books and sales aids. It also features its online database of all of members.