The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI), in conjunction with the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has scheduled training and certification events throughout the U.S. for the rest of 2014 and into 2015. Installers may attend these events for training and CFI Certification or if lacking the required two years of experience, they may attend the training only. Space is limited due to props and materials and early registration is suggested.

The training fee is $495. Dealers who are current members of WFCA may register any number of installers at a training discount of $200. If scholarship funds are available, they may also deduct another $147.50. Registrations must be received no later than 30 days prior to the event to use WFCA scholarships.

Dealers or distributors seeking to sponsor a training event are invited to contact the CFI national office to secure a date.

Training and certification events schedule:

Nov. 18 and 19 Pomona, Calif., Wood, TRAXX

Nov. 20 and 21 Pomona, Calif., Carpet, TRAXX

Dec. 2 and 3 Dalton, Carpet, Mohawk 

Dec. 2 and 3 Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wood, Wheat’s Carpet One

Dec. 4 and 5 Tuscaloosa, Ala., Carpet, Wheat’s Carpet One

Dec. 2 and 3 Braselton, Ga., Wood, William Bird Distributing

Dec. 4 and 5 Braselton, Ga., Carpet, William Bird Distributing

Dec. 9 and 10 Fond de Lac, Wis., Wood, Twohig’s Flooring America and CFI Wisconsin

Dec. 11 and 12 Fond de Lac, Wis., Carpet, Twohig’s Flooring America and CFI Wisconsin

2015

Jan. 9 and 10 Boston, Carpet, The Carpet Workroom

Jan. 9 and 10 Charlotte, S.C., Carpet, Watson’s Floor Covering 

TBA  Oklahoma City, four surfaces, Star Flooring and Design

Jan. 21 and 22 Las Vegas, Resilient, TISE West Surfaces

Jan. 21 and 22 Las Vegas, Woven and Patterned Carpet Workshop (CFI Certification), TISE West Surfaces

Jan. 23 Las Vegas, Problem Solving, TISE West Surfaces

TBA Fort Wayne, Ind., CFI Master-II Carpet Certification, Carpet Cushions & Supplies

TBA Omaha, Neb., four Surfaces, Floor Covering Association

TBA Davenport, Iowa, Carpet, Resilient Carpetland USA

TBA Nashville, Tenn., Carpet, Wood/Laminate

TBA St. Louis, Carpet, E J Welch

For more information, visit CFIinstallers.com.