Becoming a Craftsman or Master Craftsman

 

Who is a Master Craftsman? 

 

Master Craftsman Certification is awarded to an individual who has mastered all of the following high-level skill sets – Circular/Curved, Color & Finish, Marquetry/Inlay, Medallions, Parquetry, Textured Wood, and Wood Bending. This professional values his/her educational accomplishments and is recognized as an expert in the wood flooring industry.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

> NWFA Certified Craftsman 

 

To become an NWFA Certified Craftsman, you'll need to complete and submit four of the seven specialty skill sets mentioned above. You must also be an NWFA member in good standing, and have held both the NWFA Certified Professional Installer and Sand & Finisher certifications for a minimum of one year.

> NWFA Certified Master Craftsman 

 

To become an NWFA Certified Master Craftsman, you'll need to complete and submit all seven of the specialty skill sets mentioned above. Upon completion, you must submit a final project online through NWFA University to be reviewed in detail by a panel of industry experts for quality of workmanship. You must also be an NWFA member in good standing, and have successfully earned the Certified Craftsman status.

 

Get Started

 

Upon completing the application form below, you will receive a Field Guide, along with accompanying Jobsite Checklists, that can be used to help you keep track of the details necessary to complete your certification. Take the Field Guide with you on the job site to record important information and then refer back to it when you complete your submission through NWFAU.

The only way judges can truly evaluate your work is through high-resolution photography. Be sure to take plenty of "in-process" photos and even video to adequately document each project.

All documentation is to be submitted online through NWFA University. 

Fill out the application form here.  

 

Resources

 

Job Site Checklists for Each Skill Set

 

Instructions for Submission

 

 





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