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Industry Association Affiliations

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NWFA - National Wood Flooring AssociationNWFA - National Wood Flooring Association - Inspector Certification candidates are required to complete a series of five written exams, which determine knowledge, understanding, and competency in five core areas: substrates; maintenance; problems, causes and cures; installation and sand & finish; and inspection performance and reporting. Upon successful completion of all five exams, provisional NWFA Inspector Certification is awarded - provisional until the first five inspections are submitted to the NWFA Certified Professionals Panel for review. Once five reports are completed and approved, full NWFA Certified Wood Flooring Inspector status is awarded.

Wood flooring professionals who attain Certified Professional status with the NWFA are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge at peak performance, and are recognized experts within the wood flooring industry.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization, with more than 3,200 members world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 1-800-422-4556, or on-line at NWFA

Wood Flooring Covering AssociationWFCA - World Floor Covering Association

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The National Institute of Certified Floor-Covering InspectorsThe National Institute of Certified Floor-Covering Inspectors (NICFI) is a non-profit association of independent floor covering inspectors. NICFI members are expert flooring failure analysts and expert witnesses in flooring problems and failures.

NICFI members are experienced in the inspection and failure analysis of woven carpet, broadloom carpet, resilient tile, rubber tile, cork tile, ceramic tile, resilient sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile, hardwood, laminate, solid vinyl and specialty flooring materials.

NICFI members attend the annual NICFI Convention in Dalton, Georgia, to increase their knowledge and update their skills. The Annual Convention includes updates on indicative field testing procedures, tools, products and product defects. The NICFI is the only Non-Profit Association in the Flooring Industry with membership comprised solely of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors.

Certified Floor InstallersCFI - Certified Floor Installers

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Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration CetificationIICRC - The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a non-profit (501 C-6, State of Washington) standard setting body and certification registry, which was founded in 1972 to establish and monitor educational programs and standards for the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries. The IICRC is controlled by 16 non-profit trade associations located in Australia, Canada, England and the United States. It has 27,500 registrants in 21 countries throughout the world.

The IICRC mission is to serve as a non-profit certification body; set and promotes industry standards and ethics; work to advance communication and technical proficiency within the industry; serve as a conduit for information exchange with industry partners; promote the protection of consumers, industry workers and the environment; and advance the science of inspection, cleaning and restoration.

IICRC is now- the Cleantrust

Internataional Certification Registry

International Certification Registry

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Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training

FCITS - Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training -  FCITS - Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services, Inc., formerly Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services, Inc., Carpet and Hard Surface Inspectors are recognized by all major manufacturers and their associate suppliers of all flooring products worldwide. Their continuing education for ongoing certification every 2 years assures the flooring industry of their individual credentials and qualifications for the service they provide in each area of expertise.

Advanced Flooring Specialist - Training for the Inspector

ITS - Inspector Training Services

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FloorReports.comFloorReports - is a claims management system designed specifically for the Flooring Industry . Our web-based software is the perfect solution for Flooring Inspectors, Claims Departments, After Sales and Customer Service Representatives.

FloorReports is supported by Independent Certified Flooring Inspectors; use of the website and referrals are free to Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Commercial and Residential End Users (consumers).