I have been going to certification and training classes for over 40 years. I decided to go to the IFCI Ceramic Tile and Advanced Hardwood Certification class in Norcross Georgia. Turned out to be an excellent decision. The program was concise and professionally presented by Linda Lockwood, Billy Simmons, and Henry Carr. Their presentations were… Read more “They have made me a better inspector, thank you”
The web based training and certification is the best thing since apple pie. The information is very informative. It supplies all the information of how to inspect a floor for the novice and is a great refresher course for an experienced inspector.
I feel that my time spent taking the IFCI Inspector Training class was a great investment! Real effort was made by all the instructors to prepare us for inspections and report writing in the ‘real world’. We were taught how to approach an inspection, how to gather relevant data and how to write a concise… Read more “High impact class. Well done!”
Even after 43 years in the hard surface flooring industry, I learned a few very helpful things taking the online Luxury Vinyl class. The tutorial is very well organized, informative and comprehensive. I would recommend this for “newbies” as well as experienced folks like myself.
I would highly recommend this course to other aspiring inspectors as well as those that have been in the business for some time. The course was well presented with numerous illustrations/scenarios one would expect to find in the field. Report writing, as well as hands-on applications, were a requirement and the tests in both carpet and hard… Read more “I would highly recommend this course to other aspiring inspectors”
As a young inspector who has participated in several flooring inspection certification courses from the major certifying bodies in our industry, IFCI is a must have certification for all inspectors. To date, it is the only certification course that dedicates the greater portion of its time training inspectors in field testing and observations. More importantly,… Read more “Offers that higher level learning experience that we need to be successful in this industry.”
Great Course! The hands on instruction of field tests was excellent. The peer-to-peer mentoring program is an added value.Re: IFCI Training Documents Thank you so much. You have created a definitive training manual here! I appreciate it and am sure it will be very helpful to experienced inspectors and well as new ones.
I attended the June 2015 IFCI certification class not knowing what to expect, but wanting to be certified in floor covering inspections. Having performed floor covering inspections since 2007 I was looking forward to finally being certified. The class was amazing. The material was explained in a way everyone could clearly understand. The course itself… Read more “The instructors genuinely want you to succeed”
This was very informative and I learned a lot more I ever expected. I appreciate all the efforts of inspectors now. They have a huge weight on their shoulders and I thank you all for this opportunity and looking forward to more training. I recommend this training for every inspector and helpers out there. Thanks… Read more “Online training IFCI”
I have been an inspector for several years now. I install and inspect most flooring. In the beginning, I was wondering what an advanced wood class would teach me. Well “A lot”. I was amazed at the information that was taught. I learned so much a thought my brain was going to explode. They split… Read more “Outstanding Class and Information”
You can’t find better instructors especially ones that answer their phones for questions. Always get a call back or an answer via email. Both Henri and Billy are well educated by experience and care about keeping the inspection business vibrant for new comers.
With over 40 years of floor covering experience, I found that the instructors at IFCI were VERY thorough and enlightening. I felt the training was intense and complete. Tom “Inspector” Kruse
I took the class offered by IFCI as a means to educate myself and become involved in a field that I was interested in. Not coming from a background that was in the industry, I was apprehensive about my ability to write an accurate report that contained the details needed. During the class, I realized… Read more “The level of instruction and the hands-on training was more than I expected”
This was my first Inspection course I have taken. I have been in the flooring industry for about 14 years now and it is a forever changing industry and always keeping us on our toes. This course gave me a much better understanding of the inspectors world and gave me new practices I can watch… Read more “The virtual class was an added bonus.”
I have attended certification classed for over 20 years. This was one of the most helpful and the information learned was put to use almost immediately.
What I found unique about IFCI is the willingness of the team to want to help the inspector learn and grow professionally. They do hands on training which is rarely found in other training. They do not spend a lot of time on how a product is made; they spend the time on how to… Read more “Not only would I recommend this training, I will be doing more with IFCI down the road.”
Attending the certification classes in Georgia was fantastic. It was so much more than just a classroom with hands-on teaching from real life inspectors. Not only do you learn products and issues you learn what the business is really like. You learn what tools you need and which ones work the best. The environment was… Read more “More than a classroom, it was an event”
I recently attended IFCI’s Inspector Training & Certification course and I was very pleased with the program! The hands-on training was an extremely valuable experience. This unique aspect of the course was tremendously helpful in implementing the technical information being taught with practical in-field application. I found the instructors to be extremely knowledgeable and even… Read more “I highly recommend the IFCI program to any inspector”
Two great things about this class. First, it is one of the few schools offering online so you can do this when it works into your busy schedule. Second, you can start the exam, pause and pick back up where you left off. How cool is that? I have two granddaughters and at times, they… Read more “Want to learn how to write a good report?”
My first certification in flooring inspections was through the Institute for Flooring Covering Inspectors. I attended the first hybrid course that was for hard surface and carpet. The knowledge and hands-on experience I was given prepared me for my first inspections. I was able to complete and submit my first inspection reports using the real… Read more “The knowledge and hands-on experience I was given prepared me for my first inspections”
The class was in depth, very informative, and beneficial. It was presented in a professional format and easy to navigate. I look forward to taking more IFCI online classes to enhance my skill and be more proficient and knowledgeable. Dennis Matranga
The course was very thorough. The instructors were easy to follow, they did not rush. Course material was easy to follow. Very extensive training!
My issue has always been the cost factor to attend the seminars in Georgia, Las Vegas, W. Virginia or where ever.
The opportunity to actually be shown in a webinar the good the bad and the ugly in report writing has helped me immensely.
Studying at my pace online with help from Henri… Read more “It’s been too long coming.”
The online class was beneficial and informative. It was presented in a professional format and was easy to navigate. I look forward to more online classes from IFCI.
After attending the IFCI class in September of 2017, I am using a lot of the information from the course in my inspections. The hands-on training by Henri Carr and Linda Lockwood was a very complete and informative presentation. Even after being involved in floor covering for over 40 years, I was amazed at what… Read more “IFCI Class for Carpet and Hard Surface- A Great Experience!!”
I have been taking training classes since I first got involved in the flooring industry in 1984. This is by far the most comprehensive and usable training I have taken. Other training’s tell you how to do things, at IFCI you do those things! When you complete the online tests, you have both working and… Read more “This is by far the most comprehensive and usable training I have taken”
Henri and Billy provide an exceptional training experience. The materials covered is relevant and the knowledge and experience that they have is invaluable. I learned more in 5 days than I have in years. They have shown me how to really look at consumer concerns from an impartial point of view, what to look for… Read more “I learned more in 5 days than I have in years.”
Highly recommended for inspectors who are just starting out or for inspectors who would just like to keep current with the industry
Hands on portions showing field test procedures and purposes for the tests are invaluable. This is the only inspector certification class I have attended that actually shows how to perform a proper floor inspection depending on different issues and how to organize the data collected into a report. Instructors are extremely knowledgeable and very willing… Read more “Highly recommended for inspectors who are just starting out or for inspectors who would just like to keep current with the industry”
I have gotten several certifications from several certifying bodies (they were easy), but this one is the most structured and difficult I have encountered. I admire that part of this certification. If you don’t know what you are doing and don’t care about the job you do, you will not be certified by IFCI.
… Read more “I give this certification a AAA rating.”
This was a great course and well worth the course fee! I have zero experience in the flooring installation field and the information that was presented was absolutely priceless! Instructors past experience and rear world examples made this course top notch! Course location was easy to find, classroom was very professional and had plenty of… Read more “Instructors past experience and rear world examples made this course top notch!”
Opportunities for training are limited unless you have the time and money to travel to where the classes are being held. Finally, training comes online with the 21st century of technology… online, at your fingertips and on your schedule. The class was affordable, informative, and a great way to improve your skills. Linda was extremely… Read more “A great concept for training.”
The online class was very informative and presented in a good format to follow. As always, I learned new information that will help me when inspecting any type of floor covering. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of inspecting Luxury Vinyl Products and report writing!
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I can without hesitation report that this training class was one of the most beneficial that I have attended
I wanted to take a minute to let you know that I truly enjoyed, and have already benefited from, the recent (June, 2016) IFCI Certification class in Georgia. The experience and knowledge shared by you folks have, without a doubt, increased my abilities to perform a thorough and accurate inspection, as well as transfer the… Read more “I can without hesitation report that this training class was one of the most beneficial that I have attended”
Because of my work schedule and the COVID traveling requirements I was able to take advantage of the virtual part of the class and I was very pleased at the end. IFCII runs a professional organization to help better our industry. Big thanks to Henri and Billy
It shows from the way that they present the materials to the break time conversations. Its all about making sure that you are comfortable with the material being presented and answering all of your questions. I have gone from installer to sales, to owner in my career and was very impressed with their knowledge and… Read more “Outstanding !!!!! Instructors that really care.”
My inspection career began in 2002. Since that time I have attended a minimum of 1 class a year. By far the best training I have received is from IFCI. The hands-on training received here makes you feel prepared to do the job.