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Continuing Education

Staying on top of your game

The Carpet and Rug Institute has a comprehensive library of Continuing Education Courses available to our members and to building and design industry professionals. Now, there are new ways to access these valuable resources, in addition to live, leader-led presentations.

  • Online on Hanley-Wood University, the premier source of continuing education for building professionals.
  • For CRI member manufacturers who have their own Learning Management Systems, CRI can provide all 16 of its CEU courses in a compatible, SCORM-compliant file format suitable for uploading.

Additonal information is avaliable in our Learning Options PDF (PDF 130 KB) document.

CRI also offers the following continuing education units (CEUs), which have been certified by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and approved for either 0.1 CEU or 1 LU (Learning Unit.) Courses in the 700 series have also been certified by USGBC/GBCI. These one-hour courses were developed by the members of CRI. This Web page will be updated as new IDCEC-certified CEUs become available.

  • CEU 201 — IDCEC Course #40151 — Approved for General Knowledge CEU credit — AIA Course #40141A Approved for 1 LU — Carpet Construction — Carpet Specification Basics: This course covers carpet manufacturing processes, construction methods, tufted industry product types, tufting process elements, and commercial face weights

  • CEU 202 — IDCEC Course #40062 — Approved for General Knowledge CEU credit – AIA Course #40062A – Approved for 1 LU —  Fibers and Yarns: This course on fibers and yarns is one of the six-presentation series on carpet manufacturing.  The other classes cover other aspects of carpet manufacturing.  Carpet Construction, Dye Methods, Carpet Specification, Carpet Testing Methods, and Backing and Finishing

  • CEU 203 — IDCEC Course #40017 — Approved for W CEU credit — AIA Course #40017A — Approved for 1 LU — Dye Methods: This course covers types of dye methods, the process and machines used for each method, and characteristics of each dye method.

  • CEU 204 — IDCEC Course #40042 — Approved for W CEU Credit — AIA Course #40042A Approved for 1 LU — Carpet Testing Methods: This one-hour course allows question and answer interaction with the instructor as the audience learns detailed, technical information on carpet testing requirements and methods.  This course also introduces the Green Label Plus test methods - that meet the California 1350 Collaborative of High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards - and covers a long list of other carpet test methods, including those that meet American Society of Test Materials (ASTM) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

  • CEU 205 — IDCEC Course #40319 — Apporved for W CEU Credit — AIA Course #40319A — Backing Systems and Treatments: This course covers the benefits of backing carpet, the backings process, identifies the main types of backing systems and identified the technical features of carpet treatments. Not approved for HS or W CEU credit.

  • CEU 206 — IDCEC Course #40040 — Approved for W CEU credit — AIA Course #40040A — Approved for 1 LU — Introduction to Carpet Specification: This course covers construction and performance specifications; elements of both types of specifications; how ”tight“ specifications should be; and how to specify for performance, indoor air quality, installation, maintenance, and environmental issues.

  • CEU 303 — IDCEC Course #40444 — Approved for General CEU Credit — AIA Course #000303 — Seal of Approval Testing Program: This one-hour course provides participants with information on the purpose of CRI's Seal of Approval (SOA) Program, what products and services are covered under the SOA Program, the SOA test criteria and how to select the appropriate SOA product for effective carpet cleaning and maintenance. In addition, participants will understand the need to include SOA in commercial carpet specifications and how it may affect warranties. This CEU will also provide information on where to find SOA information and how to compare and contrast carpet cleaning products. Approved for General Knowledge IDCEC credit.

  • CEU 501 — IDCEC Course #101146 — Approved for HSW Credit — AIA Course #000501 — Approved for HSW Credit — Carpet in Educational Facilities: This one hour course provides the participant will be able to evaluate how Students and teachers feel about carpet; show how carpet helped improve Student achievement; list some physical and non-physical benefits of carpeting For classrooms; offer ways to improve acoustics in schools; list ways that Carpet contributes to good indoor air quality; and, describe why carpet Is a good flooring choice for schools. This course has been approved for HSW CEU credits and by the AIA for HSW SD LU credits.

  • CEU 502 — IDCEC Course #101149 — Approved for HS Credit — AIA Course #000502 — Approved for HSW Credit — Carpet in Acute Care Facilities: This one hour course provides the participant will be able to identify the main healthcare segments, explain how changing demographics affect today's healthcare industry choices, describe how carpet provides benefits in safety, ergonomics, roller mobility, infection and moisture control, acoustics, IAQ and maintenance savings, explain how the 'green' movement affects the healthcare industry, and identify how carpet maintenance can help keep a healing environment healthy. This course has been approved by the IDCEC for HS CEU credits and by the AIA for HSW SD LU credits.

  • CEU 503 — IDCEC Course #101590 — Approved for HS Credit — AIA Course #000503 — Approved for HSW Credit — Carpet For Senior Living: This course explores the ways in which carpet enhances the warmth and character of facilities designed for senior living and the unique carpeting demands of senior environments in terms of carpet selection.  Special attention is paid to the physical realities of aging and dementia, as these play key roles in senior safety, mobility and comfort. This course has been approved by the IDCEC for 0.1 CEU HS CEU credits and by the AIA for HSW SD 1.0 LU credits.

  • CEU 504 — IDCEC Course #102097 — Approved for HS CEU Credit — AIA Course #000504 — Carpet for Hospitality: This course is one of a series of CEU courses about the benefits of carpet in various commercial end use segments. When completing this course an individual will be able to discuss hospitality needs and requirements, discuss elements of the selection process, state the importance of technical requirements in performance, installation and maintenance and discuss sustainable carpet in hospitality.

  • CEU 601 — IDCEC Course #30272 — Approved for Intermediate Credit — AIA Course #000601 — Approved for HSW Credit — Green Label Plus Testing Carpet Cushion and Adhesives: This one hour course provides the student with the knowledge of what Green Label Plus testing is and how is can help the student specify carpet that is safer and better for clean, healthy indoor air. In addition, guidelines for specifying low-emitting carpet and adhesives according to high Indoor Air Quality Standards. Approved for HSW CEU credit.

  • CEU 701 — IDCEC Course #40353 — Approved for HS Credit — AIA Course #000701 — Approved for HSW Credit — GBCI Course #90004551 — Carpet Industry and Sustainability: This one-hour course assists participants in understanding some of the key sustainability issues faced by the carpet industry and how the industry is responding. In addition, participants will be able to define sustainability, state ways that the carpet industry has embraced sustainable practices, and explain how the carpet industry is a leader in sustainability. This course has been approved for HSW CEU credits, by the AIA for HSW SD LU credits, and GBCI CE Hours 1.

  • CEU 703 — IDCEC Course #40436 — Approved for HSW Credit — AIA Course #000703 — Approved for HSW Credit — GBCI Course #90004697 — NSF/ANSI 140:  Sustainability Assessment for Carpet: This one-hour course will focus on NSF/ANSI 140:  Sustainability - what it is and why it is important. By the end of the course, participants will know the benefits of environmental standards, know the five functional areas essential for producing sustainability carpet,  be able to identify the elements of the new NSF 140 and use NSF/ANSI 140 effectively to specify carpet. This course has been approved for HSW IDCEC CEU credits, by the AIA for LU/HSW/SD credits and GBCI CE Hours 1.

  • CEU 704 — IDCEC Course #40418 —Approved for HSW Credit — AIA Course #000704 — Approved for HSW Credit — GBCI Course #90004103 — Carpet Recycling Initiatives: This course provides the participant to be able to understand the innovations in the carpet industry’s recycling efforts. It will address sustainability and the key drivers of carpet recycling. This course has been approved for HSW CEU credits, by the AIA for HSW SD LU credits, and GBCI CE Hours 1.

  • CEU 801 — IDCEC Course #40111 — AIA Course #000801 (General Knowledge approved) —The Basics of Rug Manufacturing: This course enables participants to learn the benefits of using area rugs, understand the basic steps in rug production, describe the basic types of rug construction and discuss the fibers and dyes used to create rugs. This course has been approved for Basic CEU credits, by the AIA for Hours 1.

Contact a CRI CEU administrator

The following CRI member company representatives serve as CRI CEU administrators and can provide more information about when instructors will be offering these courses.  Please click on one of the names below to contact any of these individuals via e-mail. Or, you may contact Pat Jennings at 706-428-2123.

 

Beaulieu Group, LLC

 

Bentley Prince Street

 

Invista

 

J & J Flooring Group

 

Lloyd''s Fibercare, Inc.

 

M & M Floor Covering, Inc.

 

Mannington Mills, Inc.

 

Masland Carpets - Contract

 

Milliken

 

Mohawk Industries

 

Northwest Hospitality Carpets

 

R D Weis Companies

 

Resource New Jersey

 

Shaw Industries, Inc.

 

Tandus Canada


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