The SPFA has designed a spray foam insulation contractor certification programme that requires applicators to have the necessary background, training, and testing to install spray polyurethane foam safely. Bayer, who had developed its own applicator training programme, said it will now recognise the SPFA Insulation Master Installer certification as comparable to the company's bronze accreditation level for spray polyurethane foam application. Bayer said it will work with the SPFA to improve their current certification programme, as well as expand its coverage to include contractor companies, distributors, and manufacturers. Bayer said it recognises the importance of customer accreditation and for every spray foam applicator to have the proper safety and application training. The company will continue its efforts through the SPFA, the Center for the Polyurethane Industry's Spray Foam Coalition, the Insulation Contractors Association of America, and other organisations to advance spray polyurethane foam product stewardship along the value chain. According to Bayer, renewing its membership in the SPFA will give the company an added opportunity to support the industry through product stewardship, codes initiatives, research, and educational programmes to connect with customers.