2011 Installer Certification School Dates Announced

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has announced 2011 dates and locations for its popular Installer Certification School. Once again, classes will be held in California, New Jersey and Georgia with the addition of Seattle, Washington in 2011.

2011 Installer Certification School Dates:

March 22 & 23: City of Industry, CA

April 19 & 20: Seattle, WA

May 16 &17: Salem, NJ

June 13 & 14: Calhoun, GA

July 12 & 13: City of Industry, CA

Sept 19 & 20: Salem, NJ

Oct. 17 & 18: Calhoun, GA

Nov 8 & 9: City of Industry, CA

DEC 6 & 7: Seattle, WA

The curriculum is an intense two days of instruction that covers all aspects of a quality laminate floor installation. Classes are kept small (a maximum of 6 people) to ensure the highest level of attention from the instructors and participation from the students. Hands-on instruction is central throughout the course, allowing participants the opportunity to practice what they learn.

The class is taught by veteran installer, inspector and consultant, Anthony Palandro (http://apfloorinspections.com/index.html). His knowledge of the floor covering industry dates back to 1972 and since 1998, he’s worked as an installation instructor for flooring distributors, manufacturers and industry associations. He’s earned a host of certifications, awards and memberships within the industry.

Upon successful completion of the class, installers earn NALFA certification and membership to the organization for one year. They are listed within the search directory on the nalfa.com website and have unlimited access to NALFA marketing assets to help promote their certification in their new business endeavors.

The cost of the program is $500 ($450 for NALFA members) and includes all instructional materials, on-site tools, meals, membership certificate, and an ID card. Certified installers may renew their membership yearly for a cost of $100. Interested participants can call Teiya Eubanks at 423-316-1566 for more information or to register.

NALFA has been setting the standard in the laminate flooring industry for the past 13 years. For more information, please visit www.nalfa.com.

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