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Education Certifications
Selva Lee Tucker


Your Certified Floor Inspector!
SC NC GA TN VA
Expert Witness   Legal Inspection Report   Certified Laminate Floor Inspector

 BA, University of South Carolina (Philosophy)


After years of flooring experience an individual may decide to become the person who investigates flooring complaints or failures. It may be a manufacturing defect. It may be an installation error, or a mis-specification of the flooring for the site. It may be a maintenance issue and sometimes, "things just happen". 
To ensure the inspector has the necessary knowledge to inspect flooring complaints, the inspector must attend "Inspection Schools" and "Installation training classes" to study and pass industry approved tests to prove his experience and knowledge. After that, the inspector must prove himself to establish he can successfully inspect flooring complaints. I have been successfully inspecting flooring complaints since 1988. My many years in the trade confirms my success and ability to inspect flooring complaints. 

In the Spring of 2009, after many visits to their laboratory and consulting with them, I suggested to the Wood Department at North Carolina State University they conduct a class for inspectors. 
What happen next was a wonderful experience as the class filled up within a few days. 
My responsibility was to arrange the class, invite the inspectors and consult with the professors teaching the class on flooring issues consumers and inspectors see everyday. 

The Professors work for NCSU Wood Extension Department working directly with kiln drying operations, lumber yards, flooring manufacturers testing flooring in their certified laboratory. 
This year, (2009) I attended their Kiln Drying Operators Training Course, the Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop for Inspectors I arranged, an Advance Engineered Workshop and a Wood ID Class.

In 2010 I arranged another class for concrete substrates flooring is installed over, Wood and Moisture Relationships, and Engineered Advance Class concerning moisture and manufacturing issues.

Advance training by PhD wood scientist has been not only educational but enlightening that will result in helping consumers, contractors and retailers better understand their wood flooring issues.

From these classes the Flooring Inspectors' Educational Guild was started to bring non-bias scientific training to the inspection industry to better serve consumers. 
The Guild does not seek approval of the industry, the Guild arranges scientific studies and classes for the truth to be used for the consumers. 


The Certificates will be provided as needed to view and confirm certification. 

TRAINED AND CERTIFIED HARDWOOD FLOOR INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA)
Inspector's Training  Services (ITS) / Brickman's Consulting & Training

March, 2015
Vinyl Seminar in Dalton, GA
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

VaTech in Denver, Co.
Wood Science Class for Hardwood Floors
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

Wood Science Class
Forest Products Laboratory
United States Department of Agriculture 
Madison, Wi. 
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

The National Hardwood Lumber Association
Wood Grading Class
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild


March, 2014 a Special Class in New Orleans
Va. Tech professors plus Micky Moore, former NOFMA Director, and Dr. Craig DeWitt
How to Inspect Wood Floors Applying Wood Science!
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

Virginia Tech, October 2013
Wood Science and the Flooring Inspector
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

Virginia Tech, March 2013
Engineered Wood Science for the Flooring Inspector
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

Virginia Tech, October, 2012

Wood Science for the Flooring Inspector
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

March, 2012,Charleston, SC
Roberto Nunez, Concrete Engineering Professor, NCSU
"Concrete on Grade"
Wood ID, Dr. Alex Wiedenhoeft 
Forest Product Laboratory, Madison, Wi. 
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

August 2011, Charleston, SC
North Carolina State University Wood Extension Department
How Moisture Moves Into And Out Of Buildings
Advance Wood Technology for Wood Flooring Inspectors.
Taught by the NCSU Professors Wood Extension Department
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild
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May, 2012, St. Louis, Mo
North Carolina State University Wood Extension Department
Advance Wood Technology for Wood Flooring Inspectors
Taught by the NCSU Wood Extension Department's Professors
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

Haywood Community College and the North Carolina State University Wood Extension Department Kiln Drying Course. The Study of How to Correctly Dry Hardwood Flooring and How to Recognize Drying Defects and How They Happen.
August 27 - 31, 2010

North Carolina State University Advance Wood and Engineered Wood Class
March, 2010
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

North Carolina State University Wood ID training in domestic woods and tropical imports; with special attention to their individual characteristics and performance suitability for wood flooring.
October, 2009
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

North Carolina State University Engineered Wood Flooring Class
March, 2009
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

North Carolina State University Engineered Wood Flooring (Advance) Conference
July, 2009
Organized by the Flooring Educational Guild

North Carolina State University Kiln Dry Operators Class
March, 2009


TRAINED AND CERTIFIED CARPET INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
FCTS
ITS
ICR
CFI
AFS

TRAINED AND CERTIFIED LAMINATE INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
FCITS
ITS
ICR
AFS
MANNINGTON MILLS

TRAINED AND CERTIFIED VINYL AND VCT INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
FCITS
ARMSTRONG
MANNINGTON
AFS
ITS

TRAINED NATURAL FIBER AND WOVEN CARPETS AND RUGS INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
AFS (David Hunt, Vermont Custom Rug Company, instructor)
FCITS
ICR
CFI

CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL FLOORING INSPECTOR AND INSTALLER
FCITS
AFS
ICR
ITS
MANNINGTON
MOHAWK UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG

SPECIALTY FLOORING
ITS
AFS
FCITS



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