Education

EDUCATION

Connect with other professionals, take part in meaningful education, and turn your job into a career. The NWFA offers hands-on and online learning for wood flooring professionals who are interested in expanding their industry and skills knowledge. Our education programs raise the bar and encourage you to grow your knowledge and skill set in order to distinguish yourself from the competition.

HANDS-ON TRAINING

Grow your skill set and increase your bottom line. Offered all year long, throughout North America, NWFA hands-on training events cater to each skill level with specific classes for each level.

NWFA UNIVERSITY

Get training, when and where you want it. The NWFA’s online learning platform, NWFA University, offers more than 130 courses to strengthen your industry knowledge at your own pace. Earn digital badges along the way to show your educational progression.

WEBINARS

Learn about the latest products and tools from industry manufacturers. Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for a sponsored webinar from participating manufacturers.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

Set yourself apart and take your career to the next level. The NWFA’s Certified Professional program validates your industry knowledge and helps you gain credibility, confidence, and exposure.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Looking for quality skilled labor as a business or to learn a marketable skill as a worker? The NWFA Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship Program, approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides many benefits for businesses offer apprenticeships through the NWFA and for workers who are seeking apprenticeships in the wood flooring industry.

NWFA Live Edge


NWFA LiveEdge quickly enhances your knowledge with short videos designed to provide you with an edge in an increasingly competitive market. A free, easy-to access professional development portal with short, focused, and interactive content, this portal is designed to train on-the-go with three topic categories: Tech Tuesdays, Webinar Wednesdays, and Product Theater Thursdays.