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Membership Catergories and Criteria for Master Fitter Assessments

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

This grade of membership is open to persons supporting the aims of the NICF but who are not practising fitters. Associate membership is for you personally and not for your company or any fitters who may be employed by or contracted by you. The NICF will only recommend Master Fitter and Fitter members to potential customers.

TRAINEE FITTER

This category is for trainees and those serving an apprenticeship in fitting. Trainee members are expected to upgrade within three years.

FITTER

This is intended for persons actively involved with fitting. Applicants must supply details of three referees who can vouch for the standard of their work, and successfully complete an examination, either written or oral.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for Master Fitter status within three years of becoming Fitter member.

ACCREDITED FITTER - NEW FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

For practising fitters who have reached an intermediate level of competence assessed by the Institute. Entry requirements are:-

a)         three written references from people who can vouch for the standard of your work;

b)         successful completion of examination (written or oral);

c)         an assessment of a completed installation will be undertaken by an NICF Assessor (and will include a customer survey).

MASTER FITTER

For practising fitters who have reached an advanced level of competence assessed by the Institute. Entry requirements are:-

a)         three written references from people who can vouch for the standard of your work;

b)         successful completion of examination (written or oral);

c)         applicants must give a practical demonstration of their fitting skills and answer questions relating to fitting under the direction of an NICF Assessor.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FITTERS JOINING AFTER 1 JUNE 2013 IN THE ACCREDITED FITTER AND MASTER FITTER CATEGORIES WILL BE RE-ASSESSED AFTER 5 YEARS.

Master Fitter Assessments - Practical element

Master Fitter assessments are available in the categories listed below.  To find out what is involved in each assessment please click on the flooring types to see an overview of requirements.

Carpet
Domestic Sheet Vinyl
Laminate
LVT
Wood

Assessments are generally carried out at the FITA Training Centre but on-site assessments can be arranged. 

PATRON MEMBERSHIP

This is for any Company connected with, or related to, the floorcovering trade e.g. large retail store, manufacturers, who wish to support the aims of the Institute. The NICF will only recommend Master Fitters, Accredited Fitters and Fitter members to potential customers.

RETAILER MEMBERSHIP

This category is for small to medium-sized shops and does not cover fitters working for the retailer.  (The NICF will only recommend Master Fitters, Accredited Fitters and Fitter members to potential customers).

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