The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) will be holding 2010 Installer Certification Classes this summer. The spring courses, set for April 12-13 and 26-27 in Salem, N.J., and Calhoun, Ga., respectively are already sold out.

“We are thrilled at the response we’ve received from dealers and installers,” said Bill Dearing, president of NALFA. “It’s an exceptional opportunity for participants to garner improved knowledge and skills along with a real competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

Remaining dates for the Installer Certification Classes are: May 17-18 and 19-20, in City of Industry, Calif.; June 14-15 in Salem, N.J.; and June 28-29 in Calhoun, Ga.

The comprehensive training curriculum covers all aspects of a quality laminate installation and is designed for individuals with at least two years of experience as a laminate flooring installer. Each session lasts two days and participants receive a NALFA certification certificate, ID card, and use of the associated logo and marketing materials upon successful completion of the program. They are also added to the certified retailer database available to dealers and consumers on the NALFA website.

The cost of the program is $450 for NALFA members ($500 for non-members) and includes all instructional materials, on-site tools, meals, membership certificate, ID card, and rights to the NALFA logo and marketing materials. Certified installers may renew their membership yearly for a cost of $100.

To register for a class or for more information, please call Teiya Eubanks at (423) 316-1566.