The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, Inc. (CFI), is a nonprofit, trade organization devoted to flooring installers, both independent installers and members of other organizations.
Since 1993, the CFI Team of Trainers has volunteered their time, money and knowledge to help others help themselves. The enthusiasm for doing this continues to grow.
The organization provides educational resources for the industry through inspection, installation, estimating, product knowledge, patterned and woven carpet, hardwood, ceramic, laminate and resilient flooring training. CFI provides teams of skilled craftsmen to assist when called upon for installations by dealers and manufacturers.
CFI is recognized worldwide for training. Students from across the United States and many nations, including Japan, Africa, China, Germany and other European nations, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico have participated in the CFI method of training and, to date, CFI has trained over 40,000 installers.
Over 30 individual CFI local chapters exist in various communities throughout the nation whereby the installer, retailer and associated individuals band together to promote quality floor covering installation and conduct training events. The National Office is located in Kansas City, Missouri.