Gypsum Association Updates On-line CEU Programs

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hyattsville, MD – The Gypsum Association has recently updated its three on-line education courses: Understanding the GA-600 Fire Resistance Design Manual (FRDM06); Understanding the Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products Using GA-216 and GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish (LFGP07), and Application of Gypsum Panel Products (GA216E). Each of these courses has been approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as being eligible for AIA CEU credits upon completion with a score of 80 percent or better. Completion of FRDM06 earns a two-hour Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit, and both LFGP07 and GA216E earn a one-hour HSW credit.

Each of these courses has been updated to reflect revisions of documents that they reference and changes in the model codes that have occurred since their initial posting. None of these changes substantially alters the content of the courses as initially posted.

The Gypsum Association’s on-line courses are available to anyone with internet access by going to Gypsum.org/ga-educational-resources/. There, first-time visitors will be required to create an account using an email address for a User ID and an eight-digit number for a password. AIA members are advised to use their AIA membership numbers for their passwords, which facilitates automatic reporting of the successful completion of the courses with AIA. The programs are designed to pick up where they are left off, so that participants may take the courses at their own pace in several sessions. The software is also equipped to remind participants of their passwords using the email addresses they initially sign in with.

The Gypsum Association invites anyone seeking to learn more about the application and finishing of gypsum panel products to take these courses.

The Gypsum Association is in its 81st year of service as the technical, promotion, and information center of the gypsum industry. The Association, representing companies located throughout the United States and Canada, is based in Hyattsville, MD.