Despite harsh winter weather, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)-sponsored International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) training workshop in Baltimore was a success.

For the first time in the training series, instruction on four different flooring surfaces was offered over the course of the weeklong program. Previous workshops only offered training in one or two surfaces.

“The breadth and depth of our CFI led courses is second to none,” said Tom Jennings, vice president member services, WFCA. “This event and our upcoming events provide an excellent opportunity to enhance skills not just for installers but also for estimators, service managers, first respondents to consumer claims and those actively involved in managing installation.” 

“WFCA has done something never before accomplished in this industry by bringing together the opportunity for installation training and certification at an affordable cost for their dealers and installer members,” said Jim Walker, CEO of CFI.

WFCA members receive a $200.00 discount for each installer that participates. In addition, if funds are available and requested at least 30 days prior to the event, WFCA will pay 50% of the registration fee up to $500. Applications are available online at or by contacting the CFI National Office at (816) 231.4646. CFI staff will assist with the WFCA registration requirements. Visit for more details or call WFCA at (800) 624.6880.  

Upcoming Installation Workshops:

April 8-11 Doraville, Ga.
May 13-16 Seattle Hosted by the Northwest Flooring Association at Great Floors
June 3-6 Pomona, Calif Hosted by TRAXX Corporation