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.

This 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.

“Although these topics are covered during the NWFACP’s Wood Flooring Inspection 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 traveling basis.”

The first 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 Francisco.  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.

For more 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 internationally.