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

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, WI Mohawk University Training & CFI R I Certification