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Ceramic Tile Flooring Expert Witness


Expert No. 3139

California

Licenses & Certifications

All-Flooring Certification & Courses

Certified Flooring Professional (CFP), World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), 2007. This title is conferred by the WFCA after passing a rigorous certification examination and providing documentation of specific industry educational training and work experience. Member.

Industry Expert, (IE) Certification, Contractors State License Board, State of California, currently working for the CSLB on an at-will basis since 2003.

C-15 Flooring Contractor's License, State of California, State of California Contractors State License Board, since 1991.

Carpet Inspection Certification & Courses

2010 Nov. - CFI. Trainer/Certifier for the Sacramento Valley Floor Covering Association'ôs CFI carpet installation

event/certification. Trained and certified CFI candidates wishing to achieve RI, RII, CI, CII certification. Sacramento, CA.

Commercial Carpet Inspector, (CCI/AFS) certification course, Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS), 2001. Dalton, GA.

Installation Inspector Certification, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI), since 2000. Kansas City, MO.

Inspector Certification Course, (ICC/AFS) Advanced Flooring Specialists, 2000. San Diego, CA.

Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector Certification, (SPCI), Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC) 1997. Whittier, CA.

Carpet Installation Certification & Courses

March 2010 - Carpet Installation Training & RI CFI Certification for the Lowe's - CFI partnership program. Served as trainer/instructor/evaluator at the Lowe's - CFI event.

Installer certification certified C1 Commercial and R1 Residential, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI), since 1998. Sacramento, CA.

Shaw Industries certification in Soft-Bac installation procedures and techniques or the professional carpet installer, 1998. Sacramento, CA.

Armstrong Anything Goes residential/commercial carpet installation certification, 1996. San Francisco, CA.

Color Correction Certification & Courses

Carpet Colorist Certification Course, Von-Schrader, 2001. Citrus Heights, CA.

Color Blender Certification Course, (CBC/AFS) Advanced Flooring Specialists (AFS), 2001. Anaheim, CA.

Certified Color Repair Technician certification (CCRT), Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2000. Vancouver, WA.

Carpet Cleaning & Repair Certification & Courses

Certified Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Certification (RRT) Certification Course, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning &

Restoration (IICRC), 1997. Vancouver, WA.

Certified Carpet Cleaning Technician Certification (CCT) Certification Course, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 1997. Vancouver, WA.

Wood Flooring Certification & Courses

2009 - NWFCAP National Wood Flooring Certified Professionals Association - Certified Wood Flooring Inspector

April 2010 - Wood University.org: CEU - 101 Understanding Engineered Wood Products.

2008 Aug. - Hardwood Flooring Summit - Four day hardwood educational conference in Atlanta, GA.

August 2006 - Anderson Hardwood University "Doctor of Engineered Flooring".

Hardwood Flooring Inspector (NWFA) National Wood Flooring Association, since 2003. Examinations completed: substrates; problems, causes & cures; maintenance; sand & finish, report writing, report writing scenarios. Los Angeles, CA.

2003 Oct. - Inspector Training Services. ITSAHI, Advanced Hardwood Inspectors Course: 5 days of wood flooring education. Develop an understanding of "Moisture and Wood", the "true relationship". Defects of wood flooring, critical inspection techniques, and problem solving. Wet heat vs. dry heat. Basic building construction technology. Installation, sand/finish, and inspection techniques. Proper use of moisture meters and what they really mean.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Factory Finished Wood Flooring Installation Certification, 2003. Las Vegas, NV. Member of NWFA since 2001.

Hardwood Inspector certification, Advanced Hardwood Flooring (HIC/AFS). Training classes included: physical attributes of all types of hardwood species, wood anatomy, wood science, moisture and wood "the true relationship", relative humidity, defects of wood flooring, critical techniques and problem solving, how to evaluate crawlspaces and basements, calculating shrinkage, basic building construction technology, installation, sanding, finishing, inspection techniques, the ethics of inspecting, proper use of moisture meters, and how to more effectively inspect and determine failures in hardwood flooring, 2003. Reno, NV.

Triangle Pacific Flooring Group Certification Course in installation & maintenance of Bruce Hardwood Floors, 1995. Nashville, TN.

Ceramic Tile Flooring Certification & Courses

Ceramic Tile Inspector certification (CTI), Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC).

Floor Care Technician certification (FCT), Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2007. Houston, Texas.

Substrate Subfloor Inspection (ISSI) certification, Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration (IICRC), 2007. Houston, Texas.

Ceramic Tile Inspector certification (TCA), Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, 2004.
To pass this course one must demonstrate outstanding knowledge of the ceramic tile industry guidelines as contained in the Tile Council of America Installation Handbook, the American National Standards Specification for Ceramic Tile A 137, the American National Standard Specification for Installation A 108, the American National Standard Specification for Setting Materials A 118 and knowledge and proficiency in the proper performance requirements of ceramic tile and installation of ceramic tile. South Carolina.

Laminate Floors/Countertop Certifications & Courses

Available Upon Request

Concrete Subfloors Certification & Courses

Available Upon Request

Mold Inspection Certification

Certified Indoor Air Quality Association (Iaqa) Residential Mold Inspector Course

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