NAFCT Hardwood Inspection Class in Madison Wisconsin

Hardwood Inspection Class to be held at USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, WI

The National Academy of Floor Covering Training is proud to announce we will be holding a Hardwood Inspection Class and facility tour, at the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, June 10-15 2019.

You cannot begin an in depth understanding of wood flooring if you do not first learn wood anatomy and where better to learn the intricacies of wood than the Forest Products Laboratory. This is a truly unique opportunity in the Wood Inspection Industry designed not only for Inspectors but also:

  • Manufacturer Technical Representatives or R&D Professionals
  • Manufacturing Claims Representatives
  • Retail Sales Professionals
  • Retail Estimators
  • Hardwood Installers & Finishers
  • Cleaning Management Professionals
  • Restoration Professionals
  • Professional Instructors and Trainers
  • Hardwood Trade Association Leaders
  • Insurance Adjusters & Claims Professionals
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers

This is an intensive 5-day class that will cover everything from wood anatomy through kiln drying, milling, finishes, site finishing, acclimation, substrates, installation, installed environment, maintenance, inspection techniques and report writing.

Your Hardwood Inspection Class Instructors:

Paul Pleshek, NAFCT; Sonny Callaham, Divergent Adhesives; Seth Pevarnik, Ardex Americas; Evan Lauridsen, Shaw Industries. With contributions from Alex Weidenhoeft and Sam Glass, USDA Forest Products Lab.

There will also be a tour of the USDA Forest Products Laboratory testing facility. The course qualifies the attendee to take the IICRC and/or CFI inspection certification exam. Each exam requires an additional $150 exam fee paid directly to the certifying body.

Register for the course now at the NAFCT website, or contact NAFCT School Administrator Paul Pleshek via email at for more information, or to arrange a course.

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