Trade Up

A career in floor covering is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Floor covering installation is a specialized trade with a variety of career opportunities. Our network of training programs and scholarship opportunities make it easy to get started down a path to a stable and successful career.

Why a Career in Floor Covering Installation?

Get Paid to Learn

After just a few weeks of training, we’ll match you with an installation team looking for new talent. While training on the job, you’ll be earning a steady paycheck.

Sustainable Income

With a current shortage of installers, there is more than enough work to go around for many, many years to come. Flooring will always be a need for new construction and current home remodels.

Pride in Your Work

Unlike plumbing or framing, flooring is something a homeowner looks at and enjoys every day. Quality flooring craftsmen contribute to the design of a beautiful space that will be enjoyed for many years to come. 

How to Get Started


Find a Training Course

Review FCEF's approved training courses to determine which is right for you. You can also search our calendar of scheduled training opportunities to see what is available near you. Don’t see something that works for you? You can still apply for a course and we'll contact you when new times and locations are added.

Apply for Scholarship

Complete our scholarship application and tell us a little about you and why you are interested in a career in floor covering. Even if the course you are looking for is not scheduled in your area, you can still apply. Our training partners frequently add training dates and locations and we'll notify you when new trainings are available. 


Attend Your Training

When your scholarship is approved and you've connected with one of our training partners, it's time to start learning the skills you'll need to succeed. Completing your training arms you with real skills that you can use on the job.


Start Working

With the valuable skills you've learned, it's time to continue learning while you're working. We’ll help match you with an installation team in your area looking for new talent. There are many opportunities available. 

Not Sure Yet?

Maybe you’re not sure if a career as a floor covering craftsman is the best option for you or maybe you’re just starting to think about career opportunities.

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