FCITS, Flooring Inspectors

FCITS Carpet, Hard Surface and the Advanced Resilient (LVT, LVP and SPC) Certification Class

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you would like to register, or for more information on any of the FCITS classes, please call (800) 462-2151 or email beth@fcits.org
CLASS LOCATION & HOTEL INFORMATION
La Quinta Inn & Suites
715 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-9099 / (800)-SLEEPLQ (toll-free)
FCITS Nightly Rate: $79.00 - includes FULL HOT breakfast buffet
Complete Inspection Certification Class, Dalton, Georgia

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisite: Minimum of 5 years experience in the flooring industry.
Class Fee: $2,499

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  • The class will be held in Dalton, GA. Please contact FCITS with any questions regarding travel accommodations.
  • This class will cover the Carpet, Hard Surface and the Advanced Resilient (LVT, LVP and SPC) Certifications in one week.
  • We are offering these three courses all in one week at a special price of $2,499. Normal cost for the classes if taken separately would be $3,500.
  • Discounted room rates at the hotel will be available.

 

Introductory Course for Residential & Main Street Carpet Inspection Covers:

  • Most Common Issues: See actual samples of over 100 known carpet issues.
  • Manufacturing: All phases of design, construction, tufting, dyeing, and finishing.
  • Manufacturing Related Issues: Learn how to identify the most common manufacturing issues.
  • Yarn Systems: Advanced discussion on features & benefits of all fibers used in carpet production.
  • Installation Methods: Complete review of all of the different installation methods.
  • Installation Related Issues: Learn how to detect and determine if the carpet is installed properly.
  • Industry Standards: Understand and apply all relative industry standards to each inspection.
  • Jobsite Requirements: Full discussion on correct jobsite conditions and maintenance procedures.
  • Performance Issues: Learn how to determine if the carpet is suited for where it’s installed at.
  • Carpet Cleaning: Discussion covers the advantages and disadvantages of all cleaning methods.
  • Mill Tour: Gain an understanding of how carpet is made and where manufacturing issues can occur.
  • Inspection Tools: Know exactly what tools you’ll need and how to use them.
  • Repairs: Learn what conditions are repairable and which require full replacement of the carpet.
  • Report Writing: Learn how to write a solid report clearly defining the issue and assign responsibility. Report Template: Use provided form that neatly presents your information and findings.
  • Marketing: Learn how to get your inspection business up and running in one week. 
  • Customers: Find out exactly who needs your service. Actual manufacturing contacts are provided.

Introductory Course for Residential & Main Street Hard Surface Inspection Covers:

  • Most Common Issues: See actual samples of over 100 known hardwood, sheet vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile / Plank, and ceramic tile issues.
  • Manufacturing: All phases of design, construction, milling finishing.
  • Manufacturing Related Issues: Learn how to identify the most common manufacturing issues.
  • Flooring Systems: Advanced discussion on features & benefits of each category. Plus, discussion of solid vs engineered hardwood, sheet vs. plank vinyl and how does bamboo fit in the equation.
  • Installation Methods: Complete review of all of the different installation methods of each category.
  • Installation Related Issues: Learn how to detect and determine if the product is installed properly.
  • Acclimation: Discussion of need for proper acclimation and why it differs between manufacturers and product categories.
  • Industry Standards: Where to find, how to understand, and how to apply all relative industry standards to each inspection of hard surface flooring.
  • Jobsite Requirements: Full discussion on correct jobsite conditions and how to know if conditions were right before the floor was installed.
  • Moisture Testing: Learn what type of moisture testing must be performed before the first piece of a hard surface floor can be installed. Know what the numbers mean.
  • Substrate Preparation: Learn how concrete, wood or plywood, are to be properly prepared prior to installation and what issues can occur when they are not.
  • Performance Issues: Learn how to determine if the product is suited for where it's installed at.
  • Hard Surface Maintenance: Discussion covers the proper methods of all product categories.
  • Mill Tour: Gain an understanding of how some hard surface products are made and where manufacturing issues can occur.
  • Inspection Tools: Know exactly what meters and tools you’ll need and how to use them.
  • Repairs: Learn what conditions are repairable and which require full replacement of the flooring.

Advanced Course for Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank Covers:

  • The manufacturing of sheet, vinyl composition tile and other speciality products and their tolerances.
  • Hear from leading installation and technical services/support specialists on what to look for out on jobs.
  • Watch as an expert installation trainer demonstrates the correct way to flash cove and heat weld and the wrong way as it relates to commercial flooring.
  • See how improper installation and jobsite conditions can cause gaps, buckling, bubbles, ledging, peaking and more, and how to identify the cause as well as responsible party.
  • Hear from an adhesive manufacturer how adhesives are produced, what goes wrong and who’s at fault.
  • Learn about patching and leveling compounds, subfloors and substrates. And there is cleaning and maintenance too.
  • Look at mockups of failed installations and learning the correct methods of diagnosis, making a determination and writing a report.
    After all it is your report that the commissioning party will judge you by and we will have experts in report writing on hand to help elevate your skills to the next level which may in turn create a greater demand for your services over others in your market.