The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a Non-Profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including Inspectors, Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers and Installers.

The NWFA provides Installation Training, Sales Training, Inspection Certification Training and Technical Support to the Hardwood Flooring Industry.
Members of the NWFA include Importers, Manufacturers, Installers and Retailers who benefit from the promotional efforts to increase wood sales and Professional Training offered throughout the United States and Canada.

Certified Professionals – Hardwood Inspectors
The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) developed a program to recognize and promote competent wood flooring contractors and certify inspectors.
The NWFACP’s Inspector Certification program recognizes competence and understanding in the inspection of wood flooring.
Inspectors are required to pass the Inspector Certification Test consisting of five written exams, and complete five (5) reviewed reports within a 12 month time period. After passing the test and completing the written reports, full certification status is awarded. Certification Training is not required.

Stages of certification:

CWFIP: Certified Wood Flooring Inspector Provisional
CWFI: Certified Wood Flooring Inspector
Once CWFI is obtained dues and fees must be maintained, submit three (3) written reports per year and obtain 10 Continuing Education Units within a 3 year time period.
The NWFACP is a stand-alone corporation that offers a variety of certification programs for the wood flooring industry