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.
“Although these topics are covered during the
NWFACP’s Wood Flooring
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.”
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.
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 internationally.