WASHINGTON, DC – Laminate flooring inspectors can gain valuable exposure and credibility by earning their inspector certification through the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA).

  The 2012 schedule of certification classes debuted January 27 with a course held in conjunction with Surfaces 2012 in Las Vegas. The remainder of the class schedule includes:  
  • March 30, 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • April 20, 2012 - Dallas, TX
  • June 3, 2012 - Chesterfield, MO
  • July 13, 2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • August 24, 2012 - Salem, NJ
  • November 2, 2012 - Calhoun, GA
  The comprehensive curriculum for the one-day certification class includes NALFA history, a “Laminate 101” course, installation requirements, inspection tools and standards, product defect review, and inspection reporting and process.

  Pre-qualifying conditions include either a minimum of three years’ experience as an inspector, being a NALFA-certified installer with a current certification, or being certified by another nationally recognized inspection organization.

  Benefits of certification include:  
  • get increased credibility as a laminate flooring inspector
  • become a preferred choice for the best laminate producers in North America as well as their distributors and retailers
  • gain business exposure from being listed on the NALFA website as a certified inspector
  • network with the best inspectors in the industry
  • receive privileged access to the technical support services of NALFA members
  • be constantly updated about technical innovations in the field
  The classes will be taught by Ron Starkey, a NALFA-certified laminate flooring inspector and installer who has worked in the flooring industry for more than 40 years.

  The class fee is $350. The course is approved for WFCA scholarship funds. To register or for more information, contact Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566 or teubanks@kmtcreative.com.