The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, inspectors, and consultants.
NWFA's mission is to unify and strengthen the wood flooring community through technical standards, education, networking, and advocacy.
The NWFA offers training at all skill levels in the installation, sand & finish and inspection of wood flooring. The NWFA Certified Professionals program sets the standard for Certified Installers, Certified Sand & Finishers, Certified Sales Advisors, Certified Wood Flooring Inspectors, Certified Craftsman, and Certified Master Craftsman. Learn more at: http://www.nwfa.org/education.aspx and http://www.nwfa.org/cp-about.aspx.
The NWFA's Wood Flooring Expo is the wood flooring industry's premiere event each year, bringing manufacturers, distributors, retailers and contractors together for educational sessions, networking events, new-product opportunities display and demonstration opportunities during the trade show, and more. Learn more: http://www.nwfaexpo.org.
The NWFA Certified Professionals program requires passing hands-on and written examinations to become certified. Designations: Certified Installer, Certified Sand+Finisher, Certified Wood Flooring Inspector, Certified Sales Advisor, Certified Craftsman, and Certified Master Craftsman.