Affiliates

National Institute of Certified FLooring Inspectors (NICFI)

Independent Inspector Association

The National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors (NICFI) is a not-for-profit association of certified, independent floor covering professionals. The membership is comprised of flooring experts in all disciplines and products, within the floor covering industry. These individuals are educated and certified by associations that specialize in training and/or certifying floor covering inspectors.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

Standards, Education, & Training

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is an international not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers/exporters, inspectors and consultants. NWFA’s mission is to unify and strengthen the wood flooring community through technical standards, education, networking, and advocacy.

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Standards, Education, & Training

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 49,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,500 Certified Firms around the world.

Flooring Educational Guild

Educational Training

The Flooring Educational Guild provides scientific educational and technical training classes for dedicated flooring professionals. Our motto is simple, "Move Beyond Certification by Becoming Educated".

Floor Detective

Flooring Reference Guide & Inspector Search

FloorDetective.com is a comprehensive diagnostic tool designed to assist flooring retailers, inspectors, claims analysts, regional sales reps, interior designers, builders, and consumers, understand and more accurately identify complaints associated with flooring products. This single tool is a resource for diagnosing issues, citing detailed information for claims, finding local inspectors, and more!