Woodworkers: Maximize Your QCP License
Discovering the True Value of Your QCP License
Your QCP license is more than just a badge of honor. It's a valuable tool that can help you win more bids, streamline your projects, and deliver excellence. It shows your dedication to precision, quality and compliance.
The QCP license gives your clients peace of mind knowing that their project will be completed to the highest standards.
Elevate Your SuccessShow your commitment to quality and boost your bid success by including your QCP license information on project bids.
Show Stakeholders You’re SeriousEasily share your QCP credentials with key stakeholders by sending them a link to your QCP profile.
Display Your Dedication to PrecisionHighlight your QCP certification on your website by placing the QCP icon on your project highlight page and linking to the “What QCP Means” page.
Show Off on Social MediaShare your QCP-certified projects on social media, and tag AWI-QCP. We'll help you boost awareness of your work by resharing your successes.
Submit Your Design for the Award of Excellence
Appear in Design Solutions
AWI members can submit QCP-certified projects to Design Solutions magazine for consideration for an Award of Excellence
What to Do Before Your QCP License Expires
Pay Your Annual Renewal fee
- Due before December 31st each year
- Reminders will be sent via email and post no later than November
- Pay in full and on time to avoid extra charges or suspension
Do You Need Support in Helping Architects Understand QCP?
Highlight your commitment to quality by educating architects about the QCP advantage. Forward this brief one-page PDF to architects, including QCP in their specifications, ensuring they understand and stand by its significance.
AWI/QCP can also provide dedicated presentations to inform architects further and reinforce the value of QCP certification in their specs.
Did You Know You Can Earn Self-Labeling Status?
Once you have completed and had two required provisional projects inspected and certified, you can earn self-labeling status for your projects. This means your QCP projects can be certified without going through the QCP inspection process for a period of three years. Provided the project specifications do not require inspection.
Project registration and labeling
Projects that require certification labels must be registered and project certification fees paid. Failure to do so may cause suspension or revocation of your QCP license.
Self-labeled projects are eligible for inspection only if required. If you wish to have your project inspected, someone on your construction team (the woodworker, general contractor, architect, or owner's representative) may request an inspection.
Did You Know There Are 35 Different QCP Licenses?
Trim, frames, exterior windows and screens, interior shutters and blinds, and ornamental work
Stairwork and rails
You can hold multiple QCP licenses, but you need all the necessary licenses for the product that requires certification on a project.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) allows woodworking firms to hold multiple QCP licenses, meaning you can be licensed to fabricate, finish, and install various architectural woodwork products. Licenses can be added at any time for a minimum fee. To certify a project, you must have the licenses for all product types used in that project. For example, you must be licensed for both products if you are working on a project that includes casework and countertops.
What Happens if the Standards Change or Our License-Holder Leaves the Firm
If the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) releases a new standard that supplants the AWS, your designated QCP staff liaison will need to retest within six months based on the updated standards or your license will be subject to suspension.
If your designated QCP staff liaison leaves the firm, you will need to designate a new staff liaison within 60 days. If you do not designate a new staff liaison within 60 days, your license will be subject to suspension.