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FCICA and NAFCT sign partnership agreement

FCICAlogo -1West Bloomfield, Mich.—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, and NAFCT, the National Academy of Floor Covering Training, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.

In this understanding, the two organizations will cooperate and coordinate efforts between them. This includes ensuring that members of each group are aware of the mission and activities of each other; exchanging website links; NAFCT will encourage qualified FCICA members as instructors for NAFCT schools and courses; NAFCT will recommend FCICA education sessions and webinars as continuing education and NAFCT will explore sessions in conjunction to FCICA’s convention.

“FCICA is excited to be partnering with the NAFCT,” said Kim Oderkirk, executive vice president. “Through sharing resources, we will increase the availability of trainings and better the education of flooring professionals.”

Paul Pleshek, president of NAFCT, said, “this partnership will enhance the training available for floor covering professionals and those interested in joining the field. NAFCT looks forward to participating in educational events with FCICA and contributing to FCICA committees.”

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NAFCT adds IICRC certification classes

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 11.49.15 AMNeenah, Wis.–The National Academy of Floor Covering Training (NAFCT) announced the addition of the IICRC Certification Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT) to its list of classes. IICRC approved instructor Roy Reichow and the NAFCT are bringing the class to locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Classes are scheduled for Minneapolis May 19-20, 2016, and Toronto June 8-9, 2016. Additional classes will be listed at NAFCT.com and IICRC.org as they come available.

Wood Floor Maintenance Technician Course is 14 hours of training over a course of two) days. Emphasis is placed on teaching participants an overview of wood floor care that
includes initial, routine, periodic and restorative processes.

An introductory course for wood floors maintenance was developed for individuals engaged in floor
maintenance. The WFMT
course teaches basic understanding of wood science, wood floor finish types, and proper care and maintenance.
Completion of this course will provide academic and hands-on training to obtain WFMT certification. Although there are wood flooring continuing education (CCU) courses
available, they do not contain the IICRC certification such as this course does.

Roy Reichow, an NWFA regional trainer, holds NWFA certifications in wood floor installation, sanding and finishing, sales counselor, inspector and commercial inspector. He is an IICRC certified wood/laminate floor inspector and a wood floor maintenance technician approved instructor. Reichow has worked in the wood floor industry for over 40 years as a wood flooring contractor, estimator, and project manager. He has provided inspection, consulting and training to the wood floor industry since 2000.

Contact NAFCT school administrator Paul Pleshek at Paul@nafct.com for class times or to arrange a course at your location.