Certification Committee

Chair
Roland Rossman
Garibaldi Glass

Purpose/Scope
Oversees certification programs and guidelines. Establishes quality assurance protocols for the certification program. Works in consultation with the IGMA Education Committee, the IGMA Technical Services Committee, and the Insulating Glass Certification Council. Determines products or service needs and requirements, sets scope and publication medium for the certification program. Designs and develops new or changed products or services. Recommends decommissioning of current products or services.

Reports to:  Technical Policy Committee

Objectives
The objectives of the Certification Committee are to:

  1. Support IGMA’s Mission and Strategic Initiatives by reviewing and advancing insulating glass technologies and quality processes in order to create a standard of excellence that provides value to our industry and enhances member opportunities for growth and success.
  2. Make recommendations for research to the Board of Directors through the Technical Policy Committee on current and new insulating glass technologies and oversee such research projects as approved by the Board of Directors.
  3. Oversees IGMA’s certification programs and guidelines.
  4. Establishes quality assurance protocols for the certification program and make recommendations to the Education Committee for education needs for program participants.
  5. Works in consultation with the IGMA Technical Services Committee and the Insulating Glass Certification Council.
  6. Determines products or service needs and requirements, sets scope and publication medium for the certification program. Designs and develops new or changed products or services. Recommends decommissioning of current products or services.
  7. Reports to:  Technical Policy Committee
  8. Develop projects assigned by the Technical Policy Committee according to established guidelines and timetables.
  9. Create ad hoc task force working groups as required for special assignments. 

Guidelines
The Certification Committee will operate under the following guidelines:

  1. The Committee reports to the Technical Policy Committee.
  2. Each member may serve for a term of two (2) years and may continue as a committee member until his or her successor is duly appointed by the Chair and Vice Chair, and qualified, unless they resign, are removed, or are otherwise unable to fulfill their term.  No individual may serve as a committee member for more than three consecutive terms without at least a one-year period wherein such person is not a member of the committee.
  3. No more than 33% of the members will be rotated in any given year.
  4. The Committee will be a maximum of 25 member positions.  In the first term, all members will serve for a full two years.  In year 3, 1/3 of the members shall be rotated and every year thereafter.  This will result in some extended terms for committee members.
  5. The key to membership is that the participants make a commitment to actively participate in the committee.
  6. The Committee should include representation from all industry sectors (manufacturers, equipment, desiccant, spacers, sealant, testing, inspection, consulting and affiliated organizations).
  7. Each member shall have one vote.
  8. All sub-committee and task group chairs shall be voting members of the committee.
  9. Only one representative from a member company may serve as a voting member on the Committee at all times.
  10. The Committee will meet at least two times annually: at the Annual and Summer Conferences.
  11. Committee members must attend a minimum of one meeting per year or be subject to automatic removal at the discretion of the Chair.
  12. The meetings shall be rotated between Canada and the U.S. to the extent practicable.
  13. Committee meetings will be open to all IGMA members as observers.
  14. 75% of all ballots must be returned for a vote to be valid.  60% of the votes cast in a ballot must be affirmative for a ballot to be successful.  The committee will address all comments including those identified as non-persuasive.