How to Get Drafting Accreditation

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The Individual Drafting Accreditation is offered as a component of the Quality Certification Program (QCP). It’s one of the industry’s best-recognized quality assessment tools for drafters in architectural woodwork and is mainly designed for drafters and engineers who want to deliver high-quality projects, exceed client expectations and gain knowledge of the current AWI Standards.

What is QCP’s Independent Drafting Accreditation?

The QCP drafting accreditation is an individual accreditation program. It helps you prepare shop drawings for architectural woodwork projects while gaining knowledge of the AWI Standards. The accreditation also supports your understanding and gives you the confidence to work with project specifications. It’s a personal accreditation that you can use wherever you are and it builds your reputation within the industry. 

It also shows any existing or future employers that you have the skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality drafting and are ready to produce shop drawings according to QCP guidelines. QCP’s drafting accreditation ensures consistency across the whole project and means that you are adhering to best industry practices for drafting and detailing.

How to Become Accredited

Accreditation is a three-step process. During the first part of the process, you will be required to complete an online application form. Signing the application form means you are abiding the codes of ethics and have the drafting abilities required to work on an architectural woodwork project. There is a non-refundable $150 fee that goes with the application and you have six months from the date of application to complete the course.

Upon successfully applying for accreditation, you will then need to complete the drafting courses, which are conducted to make you aware of requirements for shop drawings that adhere to industry best practice. The next step in the process is a 75 question test on the AWI Standards and to pass this test you must score at least 85%. Finally you will need to review a set of shop drawings to identify missing information by answering multiple choice questions

A Brief Overview of Shop Drawing Submittals 

Submittals are an important component of woodworking projects and are needed to identify the methods of construction, the exact materials to use, finishes, and any manufacturer suggestions. It is also the responsibility of the design professional to research local codes so the project is compliant in the area you’re working in.

Drafting Accreditation Learning Objectives

Through QCP’s drafting accreditation, you will: 

  • Become more familiar with requirements in AWI-100 Submittals
  • Learn important information that is required to be included in QCP project shop drawings
  • Review a test set of shop drawings and identify what’s missing
  • Answer some questions that will take you into additional areas of the AWI Standards

To begin your drafting accreditation and help ensure millwork excellence through quality drafting and detailing, apply today.

Drafting accreditation - AWI QCP