What is the WorkFace Planning certification?
WFP Professionals is the official WFP certificatation, developed and launched by AWP Certifications in 2015. This certification is focused on work packaging activities, which are performed by the WorkFace Planning group on projects using Advanced Work Packaging systems.
There are two levels to WorkFace Planning certification: WorkFace Planner Level One (or, WFP in Training) and WorkFace Planner Level Two (or, WFP Professional). Whether you are looking to break into WFP or if you are already working in WFP, the path to full WorkFace Planning Professionals certification begins at WFP Level One (WFP in Training).
WFP in Training (Level One) shows that you’re a WorkFace Planner in training and can start working as a WorkFace Planner under supervision from your company, or, if you are already working as a WorkFace Planner, it is the first step in becoming a fully-certified WorkFace Planning professional.
WFP Professional (Level Two) shows that you’re a fully-qualified and certified WorkFace Planning professional, having first completed WFP Level One and meeting all additional requirements.
What are the certification requirements?
If you are a craftsperson, AWP Certifications requires you hold a journeyman’s ticket and have three years of construction experience, with at least one of those years being supervisory (i.e., as a foreman).
If you are an engineer or engineering technologist, AWP Certifications requires you hold a valid degree / diploma and that you meet the same experience requirements, however it is important you have field experience (i.e., you must have worked on construction sites).
For both craftspeople and engineers / engineering technologists, AWP Certifications also requires you to have 40 hours of AWP Certifications-recognized WorkFace Planning training and to have Leadership in Safety Excellence training.
All applications are subject to documentation review and successful applicants will be required to pass a proctored online exam.
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Who is WFP certification for?
AWP Certifications developed the WorkFace Planning certification for craftspeople, engineers and engineering technologists on capital and sustaining projects in energy, chemicals, infrastructure, power generation and/or large-scale commercial construction.
Why should I consider WFP certification?
WorkFace Planning is a good fit for those seeking a construction career path with the potential for movement into a management roles. It is also ideal for the experienced pro that wants to continue working on the projects but would like a break from the often harsh elements (e.g., the inclement weather, rough terrain and other challenging conditions common on site). WFP certifications is for all construction professionals, whether early, mid or late career.
What will I do as a WorkFace Planning professional?
Some planners will work exclusively in the field (at the construction site) as WorkFace Planners and / or WorkFace Planning Leads. Others work in engineering offices doing early project planning – it is up to you to seek your path.
A primary responsibility of the WFP professional will be building installation work packages, but you will likely also be responsible for all aspects of off-site and on-site workface planning. Chances are you will work as part of a team – the WorkFace Planning group – on the projects.
Who will I work for as a WorkFace Planning professional?
Some of the biggest names in construction are adopting AWP and WFP on their projects. Global owners and the constructors, engineers and suppliers that they do business with are implementing AWP & WFP systems on megaprojects around the world.
While WFP started as a project performance initiative for oil and gas projects, it has since evolved to become applicable to a wider range of projects. There is now work for WFP professionals in a variety of industry sectors, including energy and chemicals, infrastructure / power generation and even large-scale commercial projects such as hospitals and airports. Many technology suppliers now include features in their product and service catalogs that address AWP and WFP requirements as well.
With the spread of these best practices, it is becoming critical for organizations to demonstrate their capacity to perform AWP & WFP, which is why they need qualified, certified individuals like you.