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The New Age of Training and Development

I think we have all heard the statement “it’s a new world” enough that it’s tiring. The subject of “the new world” certainly stimulates conversation and there are always lots of responses, but exactly what is new out there? What are we…

Associations have a Role to Fill

It has always been a bit unusual to write a column six-to-eight weeks in advance and be able to deliver a message that is suitable for the times. You never knew for sure what would happen in the coming weeks, but you could write…

Spring training

Looking forward to courses, conference, new standards The CFCRA is a shareholder of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC). This drives the purpose of holding the association together. We can be privy to…

Power of associations

Hands-on training, advocacy and more At the CFCRA we are always looking at providing things that others cannot. I hear about the education found on the internet all the time. The comments I hear are, “I saw it on You Tube,” “I…

Recognition and training

Past President of FIO/NFCA to be honoured The CFCRA is a non-profit organization that used to be known as the Floorcovering Institute of Ontario. The Floorcovering Institute of Ontario was one of a group of associations that were…

Installers needed!

State of the industry remains the same I was on the phone with the president of the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors (NICFI), Bob Blochinger, recently talking about the state of our industry. Bob is the head of…

Testing, training, Texas

Connections fit members to a T Moisture testing of concrete substrates is mandatory for most flooring installations. The manufacturers require it. The industry standards specify it. Yet it is a skill that few flooring installers have.…

New partnerships

Alliances promote education and value We may not have been able to bridge our connections in Canada completely yet, but the CFCRA has been making great inroads with many other organizations locally and around the world. The…

Partners in learning

Groups want to collaborate with CFCRA on education The CFCRA is a shareholder of the ANSI Standard-producer, Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC). The largest association in the world for cleaning is the…

CFI classes

Front-and-centre training opportunity The CFCRA has made a significant investment to be able to host the International Certified Installers classes in Canada. This investment is one that we hope will offer the opportunity for all…