The WCAA held its annual meeting on Friday, March 22 in Baltimore, MD. The
agenda for the evening consisted of a cocktail reception followed by a brief
The highlight of the evening was Bruce Heyman, WCAA national president,
recognizing Kitty Stein for her outstanding efforts and dedication in helping
to develop the new Certified Workroom Professional program. A surprised
and emotional Stein also thanked Ethel Mahon for all her help on the program.
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 [(888) 298-9222; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org] to register or
for more information.
• July 19, 2002, Plainfield, NJ
• August 17, 2002 Greenville, SC
• September 20, 2002, Victorville, CA
• October 18, 2002, Hinsdale, IL
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 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.
WCAA WEB SITE
The WCAA site (www.wcaa.org)
contains information about member benefits, local chapter news and events,
certification program information as well as a product library to order
books and sales aids and an on-line database of all of our members.
The newest addition to our bookstore is the new Fifth Edition of the Encyclopedia
of Window Fashions. This is the newest edition of the book that has become
the industry standard for window treatment inspiration, the sketch-file
method professionals use to communicate their ideas. The paperback version
is only $25 plus S&H.