The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) has partnered with other leading industry organizations to offer training and certification for the installation of wood and ceramic tile. New for the organization, The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and the National Wood Flooring Association offer partnerships through CFI that also include extensive hands-on training and classroom participation.

CFI programs are intensive, hands-on workshops that provide the ultimate experience in a training format and most offer certification.  CFI programs are known for the content and hands-on involvement that is delivered by installation trainers who are active in their fields. 

One of the most popular CFI courses held onsite is the Patterned and Woven Carpet Workshop that delivers extensive training for carpet installers.   It is hands-on training accompanied by product identification and installation techniques that deliver customer satisfaction.

The CFI – NWFA Finished Wood is scheduled at L. Fishman in Baltimore, November 12-13, 2008.  It is followed by the CFI Carpet Training and Certification on November 14-15, 2008.

Training events available to be conducted at the sponsor’s location include:

CFI Carpet Training and Certification

CFI – NWFA Training and Certification (wood)

CFI – CTEF Training and Certification (ceramic)

Substrate Preparation – Installation Failures to Avoid 

Corrective Procedures for all Floorings Workshop

Certification for inspectors, claims representatives, installation managers,      sales associates and others responsible for flooring installation

Carpet Estimating and Measuring Program

Two-day Hands-on Training in all surfaces



Heat Welding – Flash coving


Finished Hardwood


Master-II Certification – 3-day certification scheduled for October 23-25 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Advanced carpet installation testing includes the Residential-II and Commercial-II CFI Advanced Certification  

Contact CFI today at (816) 231.4646 for detailed information.  View a full list of scheduled programs at