Continuing Education

Online Education

Gain industry knowledge with HSW credits

National Gypsum provides the building community continuing education credits through online courses related to product application, technical standards and industry trends. All programs qualify for AIA learning units.


Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies

This course explores sound transmission and acoustical requirements in buildings. Codes, standards, and design considerations, are thoroughly reviewed. Acoustically enhanced gypsum board assemblies are evaluated as a solution for improving acoustic performance.


Advantages of Using Coverboards in Low Slope Roofing Assemblies

Overview of low-slope roof systems including various cover board types and reasons for their use, benefits, primary features and challenges. External factors such as weather and system abuse affect the long-term performance of all low slope roof systems. Appropriate product selections are explored based on required performance,


Abuse and Impact Resistant Gypsum: Stronger and Safer Walls

This course reviews the ASTM C 1629 test standard for abuse and impact resistant gypsum and uses this data to distinguish between abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum board. Learn how to specify the appropriate gypsum board when a project requires abuse or impact resistant properties.


Finishing Gypsum Board: Because Appearance Matters

This course explores the different levels of gypsum board finishes and when to specify each according to the needs of the project. In addition, gain insight into the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in regards to sustainability, how to improve IAQ, and how gypsum board finishes impact IAQ.


High Performance Gypsum: Protect Against Mold, Moisture and Exposure

Course focus is gypsum products manufactured with fiberglass facing. High performance characteristics and applications for the fiberglass faced gypsum panels are reviewed. Diagrammatic wall sections for a variety of typical envelope systems and interior application details are included.