FCITS, Flooring Inspectors

FCITS Hard Surface Inspector Certification Class

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. You may also register online.
Holiday Inn Express
135 Hampton Drive SE, I-75, Exit 312
Calhoun, GA 30701
FCITS nightly rate: $109.00
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Calhoun
1002 Hwy 53
Calhoun, GA 30701
Contact Sabrina (404) 287-1619 for room registration, ask for FCITS rate: $115.00
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Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Prerequisite: Minimum of 5 years experience in the flooring industry.
Class Fee: $1,595

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Introductory class 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.
  • 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. 
  • Customers: Find out exactly who needs your service. Actual manufacturing contacts are provided.
  • Five-Day Course: Taught in Dalton, Georgia—The Flooring Capitol of the World!