FCITS Class Schedule
FCITS - located in the Heart of the Floor Manufacturing Industry - Dalton, Georgia
All courses award 2 IICRC-CEC credits.

Class Registration
If you would like to register or for more information on any of these classes
please call us at 800.462.2151 or e-mail us at ken.downey@hotmail.com
Classes are now held at our office:
2515 Cleveland Hwy.
Suite 5
Dalton, GA 30721

Hotel Information:

Country Inn and Suites
706-278-9700 / 1-800-596-2375 US/Canada Toll-free
Rates; $80.00 Complimentary Breakfast
903 West Bridge Rd.
Dalton, GA 30720

2015-2016 Class Schedule - Dalton
This is the most recommended, most comprehensive inspector course there is.
Carpet Inspector School*
Inspectors Class Fees: $1395.00
FCITS CCIA Members: $1350.00
Feb 22-26 Jun 6-10
Oct 3-7

  • Classes cover all phases of manufacturing, dyeing, finishing, installation
  • Advanced fiber identification
  • Marketing: where and how to get your business started 
  • Mill tours: everything from Berbers to dying as well as finishing with different types of backing.
  • Inspecting tools, go to work with the correct equipment to do the inspection right
  • Report writing, Do the report so it will hold up in a court of law.
  • Sub-floor/substrate preparation, concrete, wood or plywood, approved and non-approved along with levelers and patch.
  • Moisture testing, learn the proper way to do concrete testing, ASTM F-1869-04 (Calcium Chloride) and ASTM F-2170-02 (RH in-suit)
  • Installation-what to look for to check to see if the installation is done properly
  • Repairs that the average installer cannot do. With this course you will have the tools you need to start a new career.
  • Carpet Cleaning; describe the advantages and disadvantages of different cleaning methods.
  • These courses award 2 IICRC-CEC credits
Hard Surface Inspector School*
Inspectors Class Fees: $1395.00
FCITS CCIA Members: $1350.00
Nov 30-Dec 4
Apr 18-22 Aug 15-19
Dec 5-9

  • Our Hard surface classes will include a tour of Shaw's Laminate Plant and their new Installation Procedures and defects training facility. The different ways laminate floors are made and installed.
  • Wood Floor: what to look for on a wood inspection and the proper procedures on engineered and solid linoleum, vinyl, rubber, rotogravure vinyl, inlaid vinyl
  • Ceramics, stones, in all phases of manufacturing, installation.
  • Claim handling, report writing, marketing.
  • Tools needed to do the job right.
  • Sub floor/substrate preparation, concrete, wood or plywood, approved and non-approved along with levelers and patch, etc.
  • This course covers a lot for 5 days. It is a start to the world of hard surface inspections.
  • These courses award 2 IICRC-CEC credits
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Expo/Re-Certification Class at Surfaces in Las Vegas
January 19, 2016
Topics to discuss:  LVT/LVP, Micro-Shearing, Woven Carpet,  Industry Updates and Report Writing.

$450 Early Bird Fee until Dec. 1st
$550 after Dec. 1st
NO deposit required

Call Beth to reserve space ASAP.(800-462-2151) Space is limited and filling up quickly. Earns 2 CEUs.

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Re-certification Course by E-mail
Cost $450.00

This re-certification course is a program completely online. We provide you web addresses and you go to the web sites to find the answers. While trying to find the answers you will see and learn new information. We will e-mail the test.


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Certified Claims Inspectors Association, CCIA
  • Certified Claims Inspection Assoc. is a 2 year membership that includes a listing on the FCITS WEB Site. The listing will include your inspection credentials. The site is free to all in need of consulting services or inspections. As a CCIA member, you'll receive technical information and help on inspections, report writing and more. Future classes will be offered at a discount.

    The CCIA Registry is a listing of Certified Inspectors in North America current with Flooring Industry Standards and Regulations. This referral service is free to manufacturers, distributors, retailers/dealers (Home Depot and Lowes), installers, cleaners, yarn producers, adhesive suppliers, cushion manufacturers, architects, interior designers, insurance companies, contractors, attorneys, consumers, restaurants, hospitals, municipalities, government facilities, schools, property management companies, national accounts and other associates. FCITS does offer other inspection services. Please contact the office for further information.
  • Membership Fees
    Individual Membership Fee: $300.00 for 2 years
    Corporate Membership Fee: $450.00 for 2 years
  • Corporate Membership: this is for a business that will be sending more than one person for certification, they will get discounts for anyone that comes to class and you can get corporate listing in our Registry.
  • A 50% deposit is required, Visa, Mastercard, or checks are accepted.
  • Cancellation must occur at least 2 weeks prior to class, or the deposit will not be refunded.
If you would like to register or for more information on any of these classes
please call us at 800.462.2151
or e-mail ken.downey@hotmail.com

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