Certified Installer and
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About Certified Installers & Sand & Finishers
Becoming an NWFACP Certified Installer or Certified Sand & Finisher validates your wood flooring knowledge and expertise. More than 40 manufacturers recommend using an NWFA Certified Professional when installing their wood flooring products.
NWFACPs have access to the use of the NWFACP logo on all promotional materials and are listed prominently in the Hardwood Floors Magazine Resource Book and the NWFA consumer site, www.woodfloors.org.
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Certification Prerequisites, Testing & Maintenance
To be eligible for installation testing, you must have two years of wood flooring installation experience and successfully completed an NWFA Intermediate, Advanced, or Specialty Training event or NWFA Installation Certification School. For sand & finish testing, two years of experience is required as well as successful completion of NWFA Intermediate, Advanced, or Specialty Training event or NWFA Sand & Finish Certification School. All NWFACPs are expected to abide by the Standard of Conduct.
Separate written tests are required for each certification. The tests are based on NWFA Installation and Sand & Finish Guidelines. Results are displayed immediately upon submission. The testing fee is $75 for NWFA members.
Separate hands-on tests are required for each certification. The hands-on test may be taken at a qualifying NWFA training event. The testing fee is $125 for NWFA members.
To maintain the certification, six continuing certification units (CCUs) are required every two years, as well as annual certification dues. CCUs are earned by completing courses online with NWFAU, and attending NWFA-approved training, the NWFACP Symposium, and the NWFA Wood Flooring Expo.
- Maximum of 4 CCUs out of the required 6 can be online through NWFAU or any approved CEUs
- Minimum of 2 CCUs out of the required 6 must be at NWFA hands-on training or NWFA Expo
For more information about NWFACP, contact Sharon Schaller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.418.5408.