What is CFI?

The International Certified Flooring Installers Association is an organization of flooring professionals whose purpose is to identify, train, and certify flooring installers according to skill and knowledge and to provide the industry with educational programs that enhance the ultimate goal of consumer satisfaction!

CFI Convention 2019

August 21-23 San Antonio, Texas

2019 marks the 26th Anniversary of the CFI Flooring Convention and Expo. Since 1993, CFI has been the trusted source and #1 destination for the latest information on new products, tools, techniques and training for the flooring professional.


CFI and “Build My Future: Flooring Edition”

“Build My Future: Flooring Edition” gives the students the opportunity to have a day to work in the Flooring Industry through an interactive showcase. At this event, students learned about the education programs and employment opportunities that are available within the Flooring Industry throughout the DFW Metroplex and Worldwide!


CFI Conducts Training Events Around the Country

Take a look at our Event Calendar to see what is coming to your part of the country. If you want a training event to come to you, request a hosting packet!

CFI Training in Forney, TX

Beginner installation courses in all flooring surfaces. Available in 1, 2 and 5 week courses. All courses are taught on site at our Forney, TX training facility. No previous installation experience is required. For all training courses, tools and materials needed are supplied by the school as well as lunch each day. Housing is not included.


Installation Training and Certification

Multiple training options from single days to multiple weeks at all levels of experience in both residential and commercial installation. Certification awarded if the requirements are achieved and installers pass the associated tests. Assistance is given and all skills are assessed and new ideas offered to achieve satisfaction and pride.

Classes and Training available for: Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate, Ceramic, Resilient, Sales Associate/Industry Professional Technical Certification

Click below for more details on current classes, costs and scheduling.


Become an Associate Member of the CFI

Become an associate member of the CFI and receive these fantastic benefits:

20% Discount on CFI Training events

Discounted membership to the WFCA

Company listed as Associate Member

Access to installer search online

Technical assistance help line

CFI licensed apparel and accessories

Subscription to the CFI eNews

Industry networking opportunities

Associate certificate and decal

Additional sponsorship opportunities (CFI Convention, TISE East, installer school, and more)


Sales Associate Training

Sales associates who attend the workshops receive the CFI Industry Technical Certification for the specific flooring surface—minimal hands-on training is involved. Availability of this program is based on the number of installers in attendance. The National Wood Flooring Association also offers the online test for the NWFA Sales Counselor for an additional fee.