The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) will offer an Inspection Report Writing School as part of its continuing education commitment to certified wood flooring professionals.
one-day class will provide instruction on how to properly write a comprehensive
inspection report based on NWFA Certified Professionals standards. Seven main report writing criteria will be
covered, including developing a clear statement of the problem, providing a
detailed physical description of the floor, outlining a comprehensive claims
history of the problem, describing all testing procedures and documenting all
testing results, listing all industry standards that are appropriate and apply
to the problem being inspected, identifying the cause or causes of the problem,
and developing a conclusion statement that is clearly supported by the
accompanying report data and materials.
these topics are covered during the NWFACP’s Wood
School, many students are unable to
attend the full-week course in St. Louis,”
says NWFACP Director, Don Conner. “For
this reason, report writing is being offered as a separate class for certified
inspectors who want additional instruction only on report writing. To make it easier to attend, and to minimize
the cost associated with travel and lodging, the course will be offered on a
session will be held September 10 in Chicago,
from 8:00 am
– 5:00 pm. For the remainder of 2008, the class will be
offered in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, and San
Additional classes will be added in 2009. Check the NWFACP web site for specific dates
at locations at www.nwfacp.org.
The cost to
attend the school for wood flooring inspectors certified by the NWFA Certified
Professionals, the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
Certification, the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors,
Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Service, and NOFMA – The Wood
Flooring Manufacturers Association, is $195.
The cost to attend for nonmembers of these groups is $250. This fee includes lunch and a snack during a
morning and afternoon break.
information about the certification programs offered by NWFACP, visit the
NWFACP web site at www.nwfacp.org, or
contact NWFACP toll-free at 866-418-5408
in the United States, toll-free at 800-848-8824 in Canada, or at 636-728-1922
NWFA to offer Inspection Report Writing School
August 26, 2008