The National Academy of Floor Covering Training's (NAFCT) Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection course, taking place Aug. 10 and 11 in Toronto, will be an introductory, prerequisite course created to teach a basic understanding of substrates and sub-floors as they relate to finish floor coverings.

This course was developed for individuals engaged in inspecting, installing, creating and/or interpreting specifications and for other related professions.

Emphasis will be placed on teaching participants an overview of substrates and sub-floors.

The course includes 14 hours over two days for class time, not including breaks, lunch and exam time, and the time allotted for the open book exam is three hours.

Paul Pleshek and Seth Pevarnik will instruct the course. Pleshek has been in the industry since 1990, and is currently president of the National Institute of Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors. Pervanik has worked for Ardex in the technical service department since 1991, and is currently the director of technical service. 

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