Through a partnership with SURFACES 2013, CFI Training and Certification is available on January 29-30 on the Mandalay Bay Showroom Floor. The show special provides a great opportunity to be part of the first event of this type at event at SURFACES.  Show special cost:  $495 (savings of over $600) is a value for flooring installers to test for four categories – CFI Carpet Residential I-II and Commercial I-II. All supplies and tools are furnished by the manufacturers.

On the lower floor at B3667, installers can also participate in the two-day training and receive the R-I and C-I categories. The CFI Team of Instructors presents the detailed carpet installation program step-by-step with demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations and hands-on involvement.

Representatives of the sponsors of the CFI booth, Duo-Fast, Healthier Choice, Mapei, Mohawk, Personna, QEP, Seam Master, TRAXX and Wagner Meters are presenting demonstrations of new products and technical information as an enhancement to the program.  This is an opportunity to work with new products with instructions by the technical personnel. For some, it may be the first time to use a new moisture meter product, a new type of seaming iron, new tools, a new method to install tackstrip, new surface prep products and much more.

Participants also have the opportunity to win door prizes, tools and supplies. Lunch is provided both days. Registration badges, the opportunity to attend educational events and for some, the first time to view the vast array of flooring exhibits is offered by SURFACES.

This is an international event with installers not only from the USA, but from Canada and Japan.

Registration is available at; under the “EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS” tab, click “CFI Certification or go directly to

On the main floor at the CFI Booth #S6410, televisions will be streaming the training live from the lower floor. Friendly CFI members will explain the vast array of training programs and opportunities for sponsorships for carpet, ceramic, resilient, laminate and wood flooring products. Training events are two-day programs that provide the opportunity for certification.

Installers and industry associates who sign up at Surfaces for nationwide training programs can receive the CFI Show Special of $395.00 for a two-day training workshop for the flooring surface of their choice. This is a $100.00 savings and also includes the opportunity to be certified. 

For detailed information, contact the CFI office at (816) 231.4646 or email to