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Elevating Woodworking Standards Since 1954

Shaping the Future of Architectural Woodworking

The Quality Certification Program (QCP) is not just a third-party verification entity—we are a community devoted to elevating quality, precision, beauty, and conformance standards in architectural woodworking.

We believe in creating an environment where quality and excellence are not just expected, but demanded.


Bridging Architects and Woodworkers


We serve as the vital bridge connecting architects and woodworkers, fostering a community that prioritizes AWI standards. We understand the importance of each stakeholder in the success of a project, and thus encourage architects to specify these standards by registering their projects.

What is the Quality Certification Program?

The Quality Certification Program (QCP), designed and implemented by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), is a prestigious accreditation initiative. Its core objective is to ensure that the foundational standards of craftsmanship, precision, and beauty in the architectural woodworking industry are consistently met and maintained.

We do this by licensing woodworkers who demonstrate the necessary skill and commitment to adhere to these standards. It is an esteemed badge of credibility and competence, providing an assurance of quality for architects and clients alike.

In essence, QCP is a valuable tool for architects. When they specify and require AWI standards by registering their projects, only woodworkers who obtain the QCP license can work on their project. This ensures a high level of craftsmanship and precision, fostering trust, and guaranteeing the quality of each project.

QCP also provides an important platform for woodworkers, setting a clear pathway for professional development and industry recognition. By becoming QCP licensed, woodworkers join an elite community of professionals dedicated to maintaining the standards of excellence set by AWI.

In summary, the Quality Certification Program is a testament to AWI's commitment to excellence in architectural woodworking, providing a trusted framework for quality assurance for both architects and woodworkers.

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Together, Let's Raise the Bar

We invite architects and woodworkers to join us in our mission to shape the future of architectural woodworking. Register your projects, obtain your QCP license, and together, let’s make a difference in the architectural woodworking industry.