NWFA WFCI inspectors are those most likely to be considered expert witnesses.
The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The National Institute of Certified Floor-Covering Inspectors
(NICFI) is a non-profit association of independent floor covering inspectors. NICFI members are expert flooring failure analysts and expert witnesses in flooring problems and failures.
NICFI members are experienced in the inspection and failure analysis of woven carpet, broadloom carpet, resilient tile, rubber tile, cork tile, ceramic tile, resilient sheet vinyl, vinyl composition tile, hardwood, laminate, solid vinyl and specialty flooring materials.
NICFI members attend the annual NICFI Convention in Dalton, Georgia, to increase their knowledge and update their skills. The Annual Convention includes updates on indicative field testing procedures, tools, products and product defects. The NICFI is the only Non-Profit Association in the Flooring Industry with membership comprised solely of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors.
IICRC – The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
The IICRC mission is to serve as a non-profit certification body; set and promotes industry standards and ethics; work to advance communication and technical proficiency within the industry; serve as a conduit for information exchange with industry partners; promote the protection of consumers, industry workers and the environment; and advance the science of inspection, cleaning and restoration.
CFI – Certified Floor Installers
FCITS – Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training
FCITS Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training, Carpet and Hard Surface Inspectors are recognized by all major manufacturers and their associate suppliers of all flooring products worldwide. Their continuing education for ongoing certification for its inspectors every 2 years assures the flooring industry of its individual inspector’s credentials and qualifications for the service they provide in each area of expertise
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