The International Floorcovering Installers Association/CFI has announced its new CFI Training Facility, located in Forney, Texas, will be fully staffed and operational coinciding with the CFI Convention that is slated to take place Nov. 12 through 14 in Dallas, Texas. The initial classes will commence at the school on Sept. 29.
For over 22 years, the annual CFI Convention has been the trusted source and No. 1 destination for the latest information on new products, tools, techniques and training for the installation professional, the company said. This year’s event builds on that commitment with extensive daily installation seminars and hands-on workshops taught by leading industry professionals as well as numerous networking opportunities with executives and colleagues from across the country.  
According to the company, CFI’s annual convention is the only show of its kind that attracts professionals from every sector of the flooring industry - everyone from the dealer side to the inspectors recognize that it is the show “where all of the business surrounding installation happens.” It is only here where leading suppliers and manufacturers come to debut their new products and installation techniques, where the latest technology, tools and equipment are unveiled and where professionals involved in installation can improve their businesses through networking with other installation professionals. 
The new CFI Training School is already drawing students from across the globe. The campus will provide long and short-term training programs in every category of flooring for students at all levels. To start, the school will be offering R1C1 courses in carpet certification; one and two week classes in every category of hard surface; and new to the industry is an extensive course on carpet installation that will turn entry-level individuals into professional residential carpet installers in just five-weeks. 
The school will also offer new one-week advanced commercial installation workshops for the more seasoned installer as well as classes on pattern correction, woven carpet and specialty products. In addition to the programs offered through the school, CFI will also continue with their regional training programs throughout the country. 
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