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2) COMBINED EXAM
In January 2017, a "combined exam"
was released for each level of certification. The requirements haven't
changed, but the committees packaged
the exams in groups to make them less
expensive and simplify the process.
Since the PCP is a progressive program where each level builds on the
knowledge, skills and abilities of the
level(s) below it, the original testing only
offered a progressive testing program
whereby candidates were required to
pass individual single exams for the
level of certification they were seeking as well as the written exams for all
lower levels.
Through time, we found that most
individuals chose to take all the required
written exams at the same time. With
this change, they can now simply register for one exam (with two-four parts).
The parts test the same knowledge,
skills and abilities as the four levels;
however, the candidate benefits from
the new lower cost and a simpler registration process. Of course, the examinee
also runs the risk of "test fatigue" since
they must take all parts in a short period
of time, but since many people have
chosen this method since the birth of
the PCP, we know it is something that
SPF professionals wanted as an option.

It is important to note that the single
exams are still available and candidates
may still take the individual exams to
meet the certification requirement.

3) ONLINE WEBINAR
The PCP partnered with Green
Training USA to develop our first webinar for the "SPF Assistant" course, which
has been available for several years.
The SPFA PCP Exam Preparatory Course
was first completed in English, and the
Spanish version was released less than a
year later. This course gives individuals
the opportunity to learn the fundaments
of working with SPF and other important
jobsite health and safety tips. Since the
course is a webinar, it is available 24/7
anyplace where there is internet access.
Students also have 90 days to complete
the course, and they can stop/start/
rewind/repeat for an unlimited number of times. The registration fee for the
webinars includes the SPF Study Guide.
The PCP will be developing the Exam
Prep Course webinars for SPF Insulation
Installer and Roofing Installer after the
curriculum review has been completed.

4) ONLINE WRITTEN EXAMS -
AVAILABLE 24/7
The PCP has had online written
exams available for several years.

When testing is done with an SPFA
PCP Written Examiner present in the
room for the online exam, there is no
additional fee. If a remote proctor is
required, there is an additional fee and
we work with the ProctorU service to
provide the remote testing option. This
remote testing option makes the PCP
available to SPF professionals worldwide 24/7.
The PCP recognizes that contractors
are very busy, and traveling to take
tests is not always an option. We strive
to make the PCP as accessible as possible while maintaining the integrity
of the program.

5) SPANISH TRANSLATION
Initially the PCP was asked to
have the written exams translated
into Spanish.
Based on this request, we made the
translation of the Assistant, Installer
and Master Installer written exams a
priority early in the program.
The SPF Assistant Exam Prep
Webinar Course and Study Guide,
which accompanies the webinar, are
also available in Spanish. We are currently translating the Roofing Installer
Study Guide with Insulation Installer
and Master Installer to follow.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017

Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
Discipline, Passion and Grit
Ask the Expert
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers | advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover1
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - President’s Post
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Foam Business News
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 15
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Legislative Update
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
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