Advanced Wood Floor Inspection School

Who wants to be a nail sticking up in a room full of hammers?

From the beginning our course has had a reputation for being a demanding and challenging learning environment offering state of the art instruction concerning psychrometrics, wood science, wood anatomy, building construction technology, inspection tools and equipment, inspection techniques, report writing, and concrete moisture testing.

Our approach to the Inspection process is science based. We teach how the underlying scientific principles apply to the floor covering and wood floor industry. We provide knowledge based on well written authoritative textbooks written specifically for the wood science profession.

Manufacturers, distributors, Installation Contractors, and Inspectors from throughout the flooring industry have attended the Advanced Inspection Course. Classroom instruction occurs on Monday through Thursday with Friday reserved for testing. Testing offered:

  • NWFACP Certified Wood Floor Inspectors’ Exam (fee payable to NWFACP)
  • ITSFC (included in the Course fee) Certification exam.
  • SlabSafe Concrete Moisture Testing System certification

Howard Brickman has over 30 years experience in the construction and wood flooring industry. He is the former Manager of Inspections and School Services at NOFMA. Has operated his own consulting and wood floor contracting business since 1984. He spent over three years as a full-time graduate student in Wood Science and Anatomy. A Floor of the Year winner in 2000. Charter member of NWFA. NWFACP Certified Wood Floor Install, Sand, and Finish. Published articles in Hardwood Floors Magazine, Journal of Light Construction, Fine Homebuilding, and other construction industry publications. Tuition: $1,395.00

  • Includes class materials
  • Texts
  • Lunches (Monday-Thursday)

Discount Policy for Returning Students
Student who have previously taken our school may retake it for $697.00

Training Schedule 2009
Advanced Wood Floor Inspections will taught in smaller classes in Bridgewater, MA and Micanopy, FL. We will be limiting class size. Smaller classes result in a higher quality student experience. Returning students will be limited to a space available status.

  • Fall (Fri-Mon), 2009, Bridgewater, MA
  • Dec 11-14 (Fri-Mon) 2009, Micanopy, FL, Goodwin Heart Pine