SURFACES, CFI to Offer Ceramic and Laminate/Wood Training, Certification

Kansas City, MO – SURFACES 2014 is the place to be for training and certification. CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association through its partnership with SURFACES presents the CFI Laminate/Wood and Ceramic Installation Training and Certification Workshops. The courses run simultaneously on the lower level (Bayside) of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Booth B3687 on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29.

CFI at SURFACESThe training is focused on hands-on skills, starting with the preparation of the substrate through to the finished installation. The CFI Teams of Instructors offer instructions and demonstrations throughout the training. This is a time for flooring installers to enhance their skills and become familiar with the latest techniques, tools, supplies and methods to solve problems.

WFCA SCHOLARSHIPS! Time is running out! Registration with the World Floor Covering Association must be done PRIOR to December 27th for scholarship funds that are available. WFCA members receive one-half of the CFI training fees and balance of the scholarship funds can be used for another training event. WFCA is to be commended for their involvement in helping the industry promote training. After the 28th, the full amount of $495 is due prior to the event.

The Ceramic and Wood/Laminate Installation Training and Certifications will be held on Tuesday, January 28 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday, January 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will feature some of the industry’s top installation trainers who are certified by NWFA, NALFA and CTEF. During the two-day courses, the importance of pride and professionalism is shared, as well as the value of customer satisfaction.

To apply for certification, the installer must submit proof of two-years of active installation experience. Installers can register at www.SURFACES.com. Click on the Education Program register tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions. The event is limited to 16, so register early. Be one of only 16 who will participate in another historic SURFACES event!

All tools and installation materials will be provided by CFI and sponsors of the certification training program and lunch will be provided both days. The cost of the program is $495 and includes Exhibits Only or Exhibits with Education registration. For more information about the CFI Installation Training and Certification, contact Whitney Robinson at wrobinson@CFIinstallers.com or call (816) 231.4646. For additional educational opportunities being offered at SURFACES 2014, please visit www.SURFACES.com. Registration is available at www.SURFACES.com and can be accessed 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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