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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, giving you an edge on your competition. More than 30 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. All NWFACPs receive a pin and plaque for display.

Learn more about the dual certification opportunities available through NWFACP and Armstrong.

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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 two NWFA-approved installation workshops or manufacturer training. For sand & finish testing, two years of experience is required as well as successful completion of two NWFA-approved sand & finish workshops or manufacturer training. All NWFACPs are expected to abide by the Standard of Conduct.

Two 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.

Two separate hands-on tests are required for each certification. The hands-on test may be taken at qualifying NWFA or manufacturer training events. The testing fee is $100 for NWFA members.

To maintain the certification, three continuing certification units (CCUs) are required annually, as well as annual certification dues. CCUs are earned by attending NWFA-approved training and the Wood Flooring Expo.

For more information about NWFACP, contact Sharon Schaller at sharon.schaller@nwfa.org or 866.418.5408.

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