The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has opened registration for the 2015 Advanced Laminate Installer Certification class and the Inspector Certification class. The specialized courses offer numerous benefits to installers and inspectors including higher income and increased business exposure.
The Installer class, which was added to NALFA’s educational curriculum in 2012, will include a hands-on installation. The installation, which will serve as a test for certification, will include installing with obstacles, molding and stairs,testing for flatness and moisture, and plank replacement.
The Inspector Certification class will include hands-on training, knowledge of laminate flooring, installation requirements,inspection tools and standards, product defect review and certification testing and evaluation.
Enjoy the benefits:
- Increased business exposure by having your name and business listed as a Certified Laminate Flooring Installer or Inspector on the NALFA website
- Increased credibility and income potential as a CertifiedLaminate Flooring Installer or Inspector
- Profit from networking with some of the best flooring professionals in the industry
- Direct and privileged access to the technical support services of NALFA members
- Regular updates of all technical innovations in the laminate flooring industry
About the instructors:
The Installer Certification class will be taught by Anthony Palandro, an installer, inspector and consultant who has worked in the floor covering industry since 1972. He has been a NALFA installation trainer since 2007 and a Pergo-endorsed installer trainer since 1998.
The Inspector Certification class will be taught by Ron Starkey, an installation expert who has worked in the floor covering industry for 49 years. He is a NALFA Certified Installer and a NALFA Certified Inspector with over 20 years of experience inspecting floor installations.
2015 NALFA Installer Class dates and locations:
July 9, 2015 Installation – Ringgold, GA
July 10, 2015 Inspector Class – Ringgold, GA
October 22, 2015 Installation Class – Salem, NJ
October 23, 2015 Inspector Class – Salem, NJ
Each class is $350 per person and is available for WFCA scholarship funds. If you sign up to attend both classes at a location you can take each class for $300 each. To register, download and complete the registration form at nalfa.com and fax to NALFA at (423) 634-9074 or email Valerie Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.