Certified Wood Flooring Inspectors

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About Certified Wood Flooring Inspectors


Becoming an NWFACP Certified Inspector validates you wood flooring knowledge and expertise. Your certification will help you provide your customers with the most thorough inspection services available.

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. NWFACP Certified Inspectors also earn more credibility in court appearances, have access to a marketing toolkit including a pin and plaque for display.

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Certification Prerequisites, Testing & Maintenance


To be eligible for inspection testing, you must have three years of experience in wood flooring installation and sand & finish. Additionally, you must have successfully completed two NWFA installation training events and two NWFA sand & finish training events, as well as the NWFACP inspector training. All NWFACPs are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct.

A four-hour, open-book test is based on NWFA Installation and Sand & Finish guidelines and other industry publications. Two report scenarios simulating real-world complaints must be submitted within 10 days of completing the written test. The testing fee is $250 for NWFA members.

Before certification is awarded, three inspection reports must be submitted to NWFACP for review and approval within one year of passing the written test..

To maintain the certification, three continuing certification units are required annually. NWFACP Certified Inspectors must also submit and gain approval on one inspector report every year.*

Complaint Process


NWFACP offers a complaint review process for all Certified Inspectors. Click here for more information on this process.

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

*Inspectors not conducting inspections for the general public have the status of "Wood Flooring Inspector - Credentialized" and can waive the report requirement. Contact NWFACP for details. 

 

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