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Flooring Installation Apprenticeship

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Trade Up Your Future

Flooring crafts people are in high demand and can find work virtually anywhere. If you’re looking for a career where you can work with your hands, take control of your future and be proud of your work each and every day, there’s no better time to get started.

In this course you'll learn basic floor covering installation that includes both hands-on and classroom training. During the program, you will develop a basic skill set in order to be placed in employment at the advanced beginner level position. Upon program completion, you'll be ready to enter employment and continue your skill development with on-the-job experience. 

Training Topics

  • Floor covering introduction, estimating, measuring, floor prep, and moisture
  • Resilient introduction, sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl plank, luxury vinyl tile, and laminate installation
  • Hardwood introduction, engineered glue down, click and float installation
  • Carpet introduction, cushions, pad, stretch, pattern, berber, seaming, and steps installation
  • Ceramic tile introduction, setting materials, pattern, and backsplash installation
  • Nine-week review, next step certifications, job placement, basic business, industry pathways, testing and graduation


This Technical College Basic Floor Covering Installation program was created in partnership with International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI), Certified Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), the recognized certifying and training associations for the floor covering industry.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is designed for individuals who want to gain basic floor covering installation skills.

Enrollment Requirements

Program is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the floor covering industry, regardless of high school diploma or GED.

Class Schedule and Cost

Date: September 3 – November 26, 2024 on Monday – Thursday from 8:00am–2:30pm
Location: Hawkeye Community College - Cedar Falls Center, 5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cost: $1,725


Register online for the Floor Covering Installer Apprenticeship or call 319-296-4290.

Funding Assistance

Scholarships are available through the Floor Covering Education Foundation. Complete the online scholarship application.


Whether you're a business looking to train an employee or you're an individual looking for a new opportunity, reach out to our apprenticeship training coordinator or complete the form below to learn how apprenticeship can work for you..

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Flooring Installation Apprenticeship Information Request

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Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Hawkeye Trades and Industry Education

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