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Industry Training and Education

Continuing Industry Education is a requirement yearly to maintain ones certifications and assures the flooring industry of the credentials and qualifications for the service they provide in each area of expertise. Certified Inspectors are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge at peak performance, and are recognized experts within the flooring industry.

Industry Training Seminars

  • Advanced Hardwood - Howard Brickman
  • AFS (Advanced Flooring Specialist Flooring Inspector's Symposium July, 2006
  • AFS Commercial Carpet Symposium September 2007
  • AFS (Mohawk Commercial Carpet Corrections) April 2009
  • AFS Side Match Pro ( 5-day course - color corrections) November 2009
  • Advanced Flooring Specialist- Carpet Repair Training
  • Alloc Laminate Inspections - Training
  • Ardex Finishing - underlayment's
  • Armstrong Installation Training - Resilient/Commercial
  • Armstrong / Bruce Hardwood 2006 - 2009
  • Armstrong - Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Training
  • Armstrong Factory Seminar Training
  • Anderson Hardwood Inspections - Training
  • Avanza® Solid Surface Inspections - Training
  • Award Hardwood Inspection Training
  • Award Hardwood Inspector Training
  • Beaulieu Factory Seminar Training
  • BonaKemi (Bona X Hardwood Sand & Finish) Inspection School August, 2006
  • BonaKemi (Bona X Hardwood Sand & Finish) Inspection School May, 2008
  • Brinkman Consulting - Hardwood Training
  • CFI-Installation Inspection Training
  • Columbia Hardwood Flooring Inspections Training
  • DuPont Real Touch Elite Flooring/Moreland Inspections
  • Durkin Carpet-Inspector Training & Mill Tour
  • FCITS continuing education every 2 years since 1998
  • FCITS-Carpet Inspection Training
  • FCITS- Bamboo Inspection Training
  • FCITS-Cork Inspection Training
  • Formica Laminate Inspections
  • Formica Surell Inspection/Training - Solid Surface
  • Formica Inspection Program
  • Formica Surell Inspection Training - Solid Surface
  • Formica / Fountainhead® - Surell® Solid Surface Inspections
  • Formica Flooring - FastLocktm - AccuLocktm and Tongue & Groove
  • Formica Countertop Training - Inspections

  • Harris-Tarkett Hardwood Inspections
  • Harris-Tarkett Laminate Inspections
  • Harris-Tarkett Resilient Inspections
  • IICRC-Carpet Color Repair Training
  • IICRC-Floor Care Inspector Training
  • IICRC-Substrate Subfloor Inspection Training
  • ITS Inspector Training - Hardwood - Laminate - Resilient
  • L & N Services, Inc. Inspector (Nationwide Inspection Service) Training updates-5 day classes 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005 - 2008
  • 2006 and on line continuous monthly update education training
  • Kronotex-Laminate Inspection Training
  • LGM Technical Services-Inspection Training
  • Mannington Resilient Floors/Inspections/ Claims Adjuster
  • Mannington Laminate/Hardwood/Ceramic Inspections
  • Mannington Advanced Vinyl & Laminate Inspection Training
  • Mannington Hardwood Factory Seminar Training
  • Mannington Laminate Factory Seminar Training
  • Mannington Resilient Factory Seminar Training
  • Moreland Laminate Inspector Training
  • Mohawk Hardwood Inspections Training
  • Mohawk Laminate Inspections Training
  • Mohawk-Karastan Factory Seminar Training-AFS
  • Mohawk (Inspector Workshop - Installation Workshop) January 2010
  • The Mohawk Group Master Craftsman Training, Dalton GA encompassing Print, CYP, Woven, Carpet Tiles, Tufted Patterns and Lees Unibond Carpet January 2010.
  • Pergo® Laminate/Wood Inspections - Training
  • Pergo Factory Seminar/Training
  • Pickering Laminate Inspections/Training
  • Witex Laminate Inspections/Training
  • Robina- Hardwood Inspection Training
  • Robina-Laminate Inspection Training
  • Tarkett Resilient/Laminate Inspections
  • Tarkett Commercial Inspection Training
  • NICFI (Includes Hardwood-Ceramic-Laminate-Resilient-Carpet
    Update Continuing Education Training 2000 to 2009
  • Shaw Industries - Carpet Color Correction Training
  • Shaw Industries - Carpet Inspection Training and Mill Tour
  • Shaw Industries - Hardwood Inspection Training and Mill Tour
  • Shaw Industries - Laminate Inspection Training and Mill Tour
  • Shaw Industries - Ceramic Inspections/Training
  • Shaw Industries - Commercial Carpet Certification Course/AFS
  • Shaw Industries - Residential/Commercial Dalton/AFS
  • Shaw Industries - Commercial Carpet Tile-Dalton- June 2010
  • Surfaces Continuing Education 2003 - 2004
  • Surfaces Continuing Education CONCRETE 2005
  • Surfaces Continuing Education WOOD 2006
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Ceramic/Stone 2007
  • NICFI Convention & Training Oct. 2007
  • Surfaces Continuing Education CONCRETE 2008
  • Surfaces Continuing Education WOOD 2008
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Ceramic/Stone 2008
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Moisture related Flooring Problems February, 2010
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Avoiding Double Trouble February, 2010
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Cause & Corrections for Installation Failures Feb., 2010
  • Surfaces Continuing Education Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring February, 2010
  • Universal Hardwood Inspections
  • US Stone / Avanza® Solid Surface Inspections
  • Us Floors Factory Seminar Training - Cork - Bamboo Dalton - June 2010
  • Wagner RH meters - Instruments Dalton June 2010
  • FCITS EXPO - Bamboo - Cork Certifications - June 2010
  • AFS Advanced Commercial Sidematch & Corrections - Dalton, GA - December 2010
  • Understanding & Ending Moisture Related Flooring Problems -January 2011
  • New Green Floor Covering Backings & Installation Technology - January 2011
  • Common Causes & Corrections for Installation Failures - January 2011
  • Proper Substrate Preparation for Hardwood & Laminate - January2011
  • Waterproofing to Avoid Costly Failure - January 2011
  • Identify & Solve Problems in Carpet Installations - January 2011
  • .NALFA (Laminate Inspector Certification ) - January 2011
  • NWFA Subfloor Preparation/Pre-Finished Installation Course- glue down Seminar October 2011
  • Understanding and Ending Moisture-Related Flooring Problems - January 2012
  • Installation Failures & Solutions: Tile and Hardwoods - January 2012
  • Proper Substrate Preparation for Hardwood, Bamboo and Laminate - January 2012
  • Installation Failures: Carpet and Vinyl - January 2012
  • Ceramic Tile Inspection Forensics - January 2012
  • NWFA Bamboo Strand Workshop - January 2012

Memberships:  NICFI - WFCA - CCIA - CFI - ICR - NWFA - ITS - AFS - FCITS - IICRC

Founding Member NICFI-National Institute of Certified-Floor Covering Inspectors