The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) kicked off its 2010 Installer Certification School this past February, and remaining classes are filling fast.

“We are thrilled at the response we’ve received from dealers and installers,” says Bill Dearing, President of NALFA. “It’s an exceptional opportunity for participants to garner improved knowledge and skills along with a real competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

The comprehensive training curriculum covers all aspects of a quality laminate installation and is designed for individuals with at least two years of experience as a laminate flooring installer. Each session lasts two days, and participants receive a NALFA certification certificate, ID card, and use of the associated logo and marketing materials upon successful completion of the program. They are also added to the certified retailer database available to dealers and consumers on the NALFA website.

April classes scheduled for Salem, NJ and Calhoun, GA are completely sold-out, but remaining 2010 dates and locations are still available. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Remaining 2010 Installation Certification Classes:

April 12 & 13: Salem, NJ – SOLD OUT

April 26 & 27: Calhoun, GA – SOLD OUT

May 17 & 18: City of Industry, CA

May 19 & 20: City of Industry, CA

June 14 & 15: Salem, NJ

June 28 & 29: Calhoun, GA

August 16 & 17: Salem, NJ

August 30 & 31: Calhoun, GA

October 11 & 12: Salem, NJ

October 25 & 26: Calhoun, GA

December 13 & 14: Salem, NJ

The cost of the program is $450 for NALFA members ($500 for non-members) and includes all instructional materials, on-site tools, meals, membership certificate, ID card, and rights to the NALFA logo and marketing materials. Certified installers may renew their membership yearly for a cost of $100.

To register for a class or for more information, please call Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566.