Window Fashion VISION

Education

Window Fashion Certified Professional (WFCP) is the longest-running, organized, professional educational certification program for the window covering professional. The certification program, sponsored by Window Fashion VISION magazine, was launched in 1987, and grew out of the need for quality education for window fashion design professionals. Obtaining a WFCP certification is formal recognition that one has demonstrated comprehension and proficiency within the window fashion industry.

Today, WFCP is a community of professionals driven by a common passion for window fashion industry. They are committed to the belief that this area is powerful, multi-faceted, lucrative, and positively impacts people’s lives. WFCP enriches careers by promoting the value of certification through indispensable education, knowledge, resources, and networking.

Obtaining a WFCP certification is formal recognition that one has demonstrated comprehension and proficiency within the window fashion industry. Become a Window Fashion Certified Professional today and gain an advantage over your competition by increasing your potential!




The Benefits

As a Window Fashion Certified Professional you will have access to exclusive educational opportunities and the most comprehensive set of benefits available to an interior design professional specializing in custom window fashions.

• Certified appellation to use on your business card, letterhead, website, ads, brochures, and other marketing materials

• Exclusive notification of industry education classes, programs, seminars, webinars, and more

• Special pricing on a variety of education and industry offerings, including IWCE and the annual VISION awards entries, as well as complimentary access to the IWCE’s exhibit hall floor

• Subscription to Window Fashion VISION magazine

• Subscription to numerous electronic news and information pieces

• Certificate and press release format announcing certification

• Profile on website acknowledging certification updated annually

• Inclusion in the annual VISION Industry Directory.




Upcoming Programs

FastTRACK Specialist Certification Coaching sessions are starting August 7, 2019—sign up now!

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FastTRACK Color Specialist Certification Coaching Program
Aug 7 – Oct 2 all-day

To earn your WFCP Certified Professional Color Specialist certification, you will need to complete your study materials and pass the test. This program offers an easy and affordable opportunity to market yourself as the go-to Certified Color Specialist in your area.

Throughout the sessions you will learn:

  • The 3 elements of color that impact your decisions
  • Why you will never ask, “What is your favorite color?” again.
  • The difference between Perfect and Pleasing Palettes
  • Mixing Neutrals
  • The impact of Hue Families
  • Hue Bias, Undertones, Overtones, and more
  • Color Harmonies that Work
  • Decorating with Color
  • And more…

Students will receive:

  • 8 recorded lesson
  • Lesson progress email follow-up
  • Ten weeks of email support for project completion and testing preparation
  • Virtual handouts
  • One to 1.5-hour review webinar
  • WFCP Color Specialist Certification Test ($175.00 value)
  • Free subscription to Window Fashion VISION magazine
  • Regular electronic news and information from Window Fashion VISION magazine

To earn your certification, student must:

  • Complete all video recordings and class exercises
  • Complete and pass test

To maximize your learning, students should:

  • Secure 2 Sherwin Williams Color Decks
  • Create a professional account at MyS-W.com Order your deck and color kit from your account executive, listed on the MyS-W.com site.
  • Purchase a standard color wheel-available online or various craft shops
  • Students need 3 Solid and 3 Print fabric samples at least 18×18” square.

And upon passing the certification test, you will receive:

  • WFCP Color Specialist Certification certificate
  • WFCP Appellation—WFCP Color Specialist
  • Press release template to share your success
  • Recognition on the Window Fashion VISION website
  • Complimentary access to the show floor at the next annual International Window Coverings EXPO
  • Discounted pricing on classes at the next International Window Coverings EXPO
  • Discounted pricing to enter the annual VISION Design and Workroom competitions
  • Complimentary listing in the annual VISION Industry Resource Directory
  • And more…
FastTRACK Design Specialist Certification Coaching Program
Aug 7 – Oct 2 all-day

This course includes eight recorded webinars and coaching by expert instructors. Each session is tailored to suit your needs in a natural progression. Study and pass the test and you will be a Window Fashion Certified Professional Design Specialist. This program offers an easy, affordable and speedy way to market yourself as the go-to Certified Design Specialist in your area.  

Throughout the eight sessions, you’ll learn  

  • The History of Design as well as Principles and Elements of Design 
  • Bedding and Cushions, the different styles of each and how to measure for bedding 
  • The Anatomy of a window, the different types of Windows and the various styles of Hard Window coverings 
  • Soft Window Coverings – Looking at all the different types of fabric and lining and where they are used best 
  • Soft Window Coverings – Looking at all the different styles of headers for drapery as well as valance and roman shade styles 
  • Measuring For Windows, Yardage Calculation, “Details Behind the Design” book – an extremely easy way to figure out yardage for drapery, valances, bedding, roman shades, cushions, bench cushions, etc. as well as learning Window Treatment and Drapery Terminology 
  • Drapery Hardware – learning about all the different types of drapery hardware and the best application for each type 
  • Business Planning and Developing – things to consider when setting up your own Window Fashion Business 

You will receive: 

  • Eight recorded lessons—1 to 1.5 hours each 
  • Lesson progress email follow-up 
  • WFCP Design Specialist Certification Test ($175.00 value) 
  • Free subscription to Window Fashion VISION magazine 
  • Regular electronic news and information from Window Fashion VISION magazine 

 And upon passing the certification test, you will receive: 

  • WFCP Design Specialist Certification certificate 
  • WFCP Appellation—WFCP Design Specialist 
  • Press release template to share your success 
  • Recognition on the Window Fashion VISION website 
  • Complimentary access to the show floor at the next annual International Window Coverings EXPO 
  • Discounted pricing on classes at the next International Window Coverings EXPO 
  • Discounted pricing to enter the annual VISION Design and Workroom competitions 
  • Complimentary listing in the annual VISION Industry Resource Directory 
  • And more… 

 

FastTRACK Motorization Specialist Certification Coaching Program
Aug 7 – Oct 2 all-day

The program will educate you on the correct terminology, the different types of motors and control options available, and allow you to identify and suggest the proper power supplies for all types of projects. It will also show you how to design and manage all aspects of custom motorization projects for both residential and commercial projects. 

Throughout the four sessions, you’ll learn: 

  • How to specify wiring, power supplies, and location of hardware needed 
  • Specific installation techniques to minimize your costs and limit return service calls to allow for larger overall profits per project 
  • The newest technologies in automation including voice control and how to integrate with other components including A/V systems, HVAC, and lighting 

 You will receive: 

  • Four recorded lessons—1 to 1.5 hours each 
  • WFCP Motorization Specialist Certification Test ($175.00 value) 
  • Free subscription to Window Fashion VISION magazine 
  • Regular electronic news and information from Window Fashion VISION magazine 

And upon passing the certification test, you will receive: 

  • WFCP Motorization Specialist Certification certificate 
  • WFCP Appellation—WFCP Motorization Specialist 
  • Press release template to share your success 
  • Recognition on the Window Fashion VISION website 
  • Complimentary access to the show floor at the next annual International Window Coverings EXPO 
  • Discounted pricing on classes at the next International Window Coverings EXPO 
  • Discounted pricing to enter the annual VISION Design and Workroom competitions 
  • Complimentary listing in the annual VISION Industry Resource Directory 
  • And more… 

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