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We are always investing in our future through valuable educational opportunities. The Lincoln Family is proud to work with your team to increase brand awareness and to create the technical skills required for focused dealer growth.

As a service to our prospective dealers, new dealers or long-standing dealer customers, Lincoln offers in-depth training assistance. Training can consist of AIA presentations, office visits to Merrill, WI, regional training programs involving several area dealers or individualized sales training at your location.

Lincoln Windows & Patio Doors proudly supports the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). As an AIA/CES Registered Provider, we offer several courses for individuals seeking credits needed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for individual AIA memberships.

All courses are face-to-face presentations, given by approved Lincoln sales representatives, throughout the United States and can be presented in multiple venues such as: Office Lunch and Learns, Local AIA Chapter Events  and Dealer Training Seminars. Architects, designers and builders are welcome to participate in official AIA programs. 

To schedule a presentation, simply contact your local dealer. These programs are often held at an architect’s office, dealer training rooms or convenient centralized locations.

Courses Offered

1 - Architectural Windows and Patio Doors: Recognizing Performance and Design
1 Learning Unit - LU/HSW - Course #: 1LWP09

This course provides an overview of the performance and design characteristics of the architectural wood window or patio door.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize distinct quality and raw material features of architectural wood windows and patio doors.
  • Relate wood windows to industry codes, testing requirements and performance standards of the total window unit.
  • Understand fenestration products and their use in residential and light commercial applications for both replacement and new construction.
  • Identify the manufacturers product life cycle from the specification stage to a possible warranty support phase.


2 - Understanding Residential Window Codes: Improving the Building Envelope Through Code Compliance
1 Learning Unit - LU/HSW - Course #: 2LWP11

This course provides a better understanding of a few key residential and light commercial building codes as they pertain specifically to window and patio door products.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Define specific and specialized window and patio door codes. Codes that promote building safety, energy efficiency and environmental concerns.
  • Identify testing procedures and agencies. These agencies verify test results for policing the fenestration industry.
  • Apply manufacturing methodology to window and patio door products. Building code compliant products provide accessibility and safe inside environments.
  • Identify organizations controlling, developing and enforcing codes. Training/Education, financial sanctions, construction delays, environmental concerns, sustainable design issues and human welfare are all important factors.


3 - Replacement Windows: Practical Considerations for the Entire Replacement Process
1 Learning Unit - LU/HSW - Course #: 3LWP12

This course provides a better understanding of the value and the positive effects of replacing out-dated windows with modern fenestration products. 

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the most common reasons for replacing windows and patio doors. Review jobsite concerns about historical value, energy conservation, product cost and return-on-investment.
  • Specify different replacement window materials. Interior and exterior construction materials directly affect long-term maintenance, initial product cost and longevity.
  • Understand different window types. Using the proper replacement window type will speed installation time leading to more customer satisfaction.
  • Review specific inspection, measuring and installation methods for different types of replacement windows and patio doors.


4 - Window Glass Attributes: A Guide for Residential and Light Commercial Insulated Glass
1 Learning Unit - LU/HSW - Course #: 4LWP15

This course is focused on breaking down individual components used to assemble an insulating glass unit, comparing features and benefits while considering a cost-performance-aesthetics balance argument. 

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Visit the complexities of an insulated glass unit and its construction details, with performance attributes.
  • Consider the ability to design structures with occupant comfort, safety and practicality as a priority.
  • Utilize modern glazing systems to save on energy consumption and expenditures.
  • Functional details such as scratched glass, jobsite clean-up, ease of glass cleaning and UV protection are addressed.


5 - Paint and Windows: Defining the Exterior Paint Benchmark for Windows and Patio Doors
1 Learning Unit - LU/HSW - Course #: 5LWP16

This program clearly focuses on the different performance levels of paint applied to an aluminum substrate as defined by the American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA).

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Review the important functions that AAMA provides for the fenestration industry.
  • Clearly identify crucial performance characteristics of AAMA2605 paint specifications.
  • Learn several key concepts about Kynar resin as an ingredient to high grade exterior paint.
  • Paint processes, warranties, field service and other key elements visited.