Install Like A Pro!

Installation Training For Window Treatment Professionals

For window covering dealers, interior designers, decorators, installers, and workrooms. Are you looking to grow your business or get more referrals? Trading Up Academy (the educational arm of Trading Up Consulting) has the know-how, resources, and programs to help you grow your business in one of the most vital aspects of the industry: installation training and customer service.

We provide hands-on information & training on how to become a Top-Notch Window Treatment Installer with ongoing support. With our approach as an expert in the field, you will learn the tricks of the trade that took us decades to master.

This makes Trading Up Academy the ideal place to help you grow your business either by enhancing your own installation knowledge or by sending your installer(s) to be trained.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional who wants to sharpen your skills, we’ll get you and your team covered with our training, knowledge, and communities.

Online Certification - Journey Level

Mastering Window Treatment Installation

Did you know that you could earn a six-figure salary installing window treatments? Me neither...

The window covering industry is facing a MASSIVE shortage of qualified professional installers across the country. Dealers are desperate and hungry for skilled installers. A common misconception is that there is no real skill required to install window treatments and therefore anyone can put on a tool belt and call themselves "a professional installer".

With almost two decades in the industry and more than 700+ 5-star reviews under my belt, I will teach you the lingo, the tools, and the techniques to help you enter the field with confidence and with no time to waste.


Trainer • Consultant

Mentor • Installer

Roger Magalhaes has been actively involved in the industry for more than 17 years as an independent installer, dealer, educator, writer, and speaker. He holds several certifications for various leading product lines such as Hunter Douglas, Somfy, Norman Shutters, Lutron, and proprietary installation techniques. He also attended the Custom Home Furnishing Academy for drapery and soft treatment techniques. In 2022 he was awarded the 2022 Immigrant Entrepreneur For Outstanding Business Growth.

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