JELD-WEN offers CEU Courses for architects. These courses are available either online or in person, presented by JELD-WEN Architect Consultants, who are located across the country.

To sign-up for a course, register for this website and contact your Architect Consultant.

CEU Course Descriptions Sheet.

List of Current CEU Courses

ED913 - Overview of Exterior Doors

Course Description:

  • Exterior door types and manufacturing processes
  • Residential exterior door market overview
  • Manufacturing process of steel and fiberglass doors
  • Construction techniques of a stile and rail door
  • Exposure importance for exterior doors

One LU hour available for in person session


ID912 – Overview of Interior Molded, Flush and Carved Doors

Course Description:

  • Interior door market overview
  • Components of a residential flush door
  • Positive pressure fire ratings review
  • Composition and benefits of a molded skin door
  • Role of interior doors in sound control and indoor air quality
  • Differences of an MDF door
  • Construction techniques of a stile and rail door
  • Wood door panel types and stiles
  • Style elements of a stile and rail door

One LU hour available for in person session


MT213 - Understanding Alternative Exterior Trim

Course Description:

  • Alternative exterior trim products overview
  • Comparison of product attributes, manufacturing processes and product costs

One LU hour available online or for the in person session

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W401 – Window and Door Technology and Installation

Course Description:

  • Understand uneven moisture content
  • Apply wood conservation technology knowledge to windows and doors
  • Study wood decay and prevention
  • Discover additional technologies to improve window and door performance
  • Ascertain the latest information on installation of windows and doors

One LU hour available for in person session


W405 - Understanding Wood Window Manufacturing Capabilities: Product Durability and Design

Course Description:

  • Overview of wood manufacturing practices
  • How windows and doors could be modified to accept products from related industries to enhance the overall performance of a building
  • Breakthroughs in wood treatment leading to environmentally friendly fungal and insect resistant wood components
  • How newly fabricated wood windows and doors can be custom built to meet historical requirements

One LU hour available for in person session


W406 – Improved Window and Door Flashing Design

Course Description:

  • Overview of current building industry focus on window and door flashing installation as it relates to durability and energy
  • Understanding how energy efficiency impacts envelope design performance and the need for moisture protection
  • Information on International Code Requirements for window and door flashing
  • Defining window, wall and door types;
  • Breakdown of best practices for window and door flashing

One LU hour available for in person session


W407 Manufacturing of Wood Windows and Patio Doors

Course Description:

  • Three hour tour of window manufacturing facility showing various wood window types and manufacturing practices
  • Understanding the manufacturing process of modern wood windows including testing procedures and how they relate to performance requirements
  • Design flexibility to meet aesthetics, function and building performance
  • Three LU hours (Requires plant tour so travel is required. Contact your local Architect Consultant for coordination.)

Three LU hours (Requires plant tour so travel is required. Contact your local Architect Consultant for coordination.)


W409 – The Importance of Windows in Building Envelope Performance

Course Description:

  • Description of the factors that make up a high-performing building envelope and how modern materials, building practices and the expectations for occupant comfort
  • Defining unwanted heat transfer, air and moisture infiltration
  • Factors and features of high-performing windows
  • Discussion of window standards and certifications that lead to a superior building envelope

One LU hour available for in person session or online today!

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W410 – Windows and Doors for Coastal Challenges: What Lighthouse Restorations Can Teach Us about Coastal Resiliency

Course Description:

  • Examine Coastal conditions and climate challenges and how to address these with building materials
  • Learn about innovative approaches to making buildings more resilient
  • Define wind zone requirements and standards for coastal and hurricane-prone areas in Florida and Texas
  • Discuss how impact and wind-rated windows and doors are designed, manufactured, tested, certified and installed for performance in extreme conditions

One LU hour available for in person session

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W411 – Manufacturing Windows and Doors: What Qualifies as Sustainable?

Course Description:

  • Learn what makes windows energy-efficient and energy efficiency testing and rating
  • Define practices at window plants to reduce waste or use sustainable materials
  • View how windows and doors can be manufactured and specified to have better impact on the health of occupants
  • Determine how windows and doors can contribute to LEED, NGBS, ILFI and other green building program certification

One LU hour available for in person session

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W412 – Achieving the Look of Historic Windows in New Design and Construction

Course Description:

  • Define historical buildings, their windows and the detail surrounding the windows
  • Identify key features and common characteristics of windows, especially double-hung
  • Describe exterior details that should be considered for an historic window appearance
  • Review examples of historic window designs

One LU hour available for in person session

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