CFIU teaches you how to perform an inspection, not just basics and terminology. Other schools offer courses which are the bare minimum required to be able to put the “certified” in front of your name, take your money and send you out the door with a “good luck” and “goodbye”.
CFIU teaches real-world, practical skills. Other schools might show you photos of what a side match looks like, maybe even tell you what the possible causes are but they don’t teach you how to do the inspection, what tools you need for this particular inspection and what to look for. For example: use an inspection light, hold it overhead, move it from side to side, etc…. other schools don’t do that.
Other schools waste a lot of time on mill tours (interesting but not useful in the field) and personal storytelling, again not really useful in the field.
And the instructors here ARE the knowledge base of the industry, Linda probably knows more about wood floors than most of the “experts” in the field, she IS the expert in the field.
Where else will you find useful tools like a lippage/warpage calculator and board width measurement worksheet which are part of the courses? These tools were created by people that knew they were needed because they go out and perform inspections every day. CFIU doesn’t just teach flooring basics, they teach how to be an inspector.
And, they are thereafter the check has cleared. They have continuing education and advanced courses so you can continue to learn and expand your knowledge base and income potential.
CFIU cares about more than your money, they care about your success.
Cedar Hill, MO