The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) has released its schedule for installation training events for the spring and summer seasons. CFI offers training courses for everyone involved in the flooring industry: installers, estimators, sales associates, inspectors, technical reps, trainers, etc. Their team of professional trainers consists of the most knowledgeable and skillful flooring installers in the industry.  

As an added bonus, CFI’s partner in education, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) offers trade scholarships up to $500 per member. All CFI Events are covered 100 percent up to your limit.

Customized classes can also be arranged to meet your individual requirements. For more information, call (816) 231-4646 to schedule an event. Following are the courses to be taught this year:

Carpet Courses



Basic and Advanced Carpet Installation

Carpet Installation for the Industry Associate

Direct-Glue Proven Installation Methods

Double-Glue Proven Installation Methods

Stretch-in Proven Installation Methods

Woven Carpet Proven Installation Methods

Stair Upholstery Proven Installation Methods  

Laminate Courses



Laminate Flooring Installation

Laminate Flooring for the Industry Associate  

Ceramic Courses



Ceramic Tile Installation (partnered with the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation)

Ceramic Installation for the Industry Associate  

Finished Hardwood Courses



Finished Hardwood Installation (partnered with Armstrong & the National Wood Flooring Association)

Finished Hardwood for the Industry Associate

Resilient Courses



Resilient Flooring Installation (partnered with Armstrong)

Resilient Flooring for the Industry Associate  

Non-installation Courses



Customer Service – “People Skills”

Corrective Procedures for All Flooring Types

Carpet Estimating

Inspecting Installations

Substrate Preparation & Failures to Avoid

In-House Flooring Installation Training  

CFI Calendar of Events 2009



April 14-15, 2009

Bolingbrook, Ill.

Mohawk University Training & CFI R I Certification  

April 17-18, 2009

Lexington, Ky.

Carpet Installation Training & R I C I Certification,

Advanced Certification also available.  

May 6, 2009

Woodbridge, Va.

Hardwood Sales Counselor  

May 19-20, 2009

Kent, Wash.

Mohawk University Training & CFI R I Certification  

June 9-10, 2009

Coppell, Texas

Mohawk University Training & CFI R I Certification  

June 9-10, 2009

Charlottesville, Va.

Carpet Estimating Course  

August 18-19, 2009

Waukesha, Wis.

Mohawk University Training & CFI R I Certification