’s mission, the committee agrees, is to ensure the continued health and prosperity of the North American floorcovering industry, to demonstrate commitment to quality installations, and to enhance the industry’s reputation. To accomplish this, the committee provides ongoing investment and support to ’s existing members and works closely with architects, specifiers, floorcovering mills, and manufacturers of floor-related tools and materials through outreach efforts.

To launch , the committee partnered with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC) to create the curriculum. Today, is not only meeting industry standards, it’s setting them. An evolving curriculum, based on counsel from technical and educational representatives from major mills and manufacturers throughout North America, drives training.

Now regarded as the leading multi-year, industry-endorsed training program in the world, standards are certified by the labour departments of the Canadian and United States governments.

also represents the floorcovering industry’s most comprehensive training program for residential, commercial, and institutional floorcovering professionals throughout Canada and the United States. Rigorous instruction focuses on proper floor preparation, installation, and finishing procedures. Graduates earn certification after demonstrating:

Fundamental skill mastery
Graduated levels of skill competence
Written proof of theoretical knowledge
Hands-on proficiency

Because of the rigorous nature of training, is considered to be the industry standard in training for floorcovering professionals in Canada and the United States.