A compilation of woodworking certifications and ratings systems from the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac

AWI Quality Certification PROGRAM
awiqcp.org Contact: (855) 345-0991
ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK INSTITUTE QCP: The AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP) is a valuable quality assurance tool that ensures quality custom, interior architectural woodwork on construction projects. It is endorsed by the American Subcontractors Association.

NWFA Wood Flooring Certified Professionals
Contact info: (866) 418-5408
NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING ASSOCIATION: NWFACP Certified Installer or Certified Sand & Finisher programs validates wood flooring knowledge and expertise. More than 30 flooring manufacturers recommend using an NWFA Certified Professional when installing their wood flooring products.

Cabinet Makers Certification
certificationcabinetmakers.orgContact: (414) 337-1340CMA Certified CABINET MAKER/WOODWORKER: The Cabinet Makers Association offers Certified Cabinet Maker or Master Cabinet Maker certification as well as Certified Custom Woodworker or Master Custom Woodworker, based on training, testing, and Continuing Education Units.

ACSP Certified Closet Professionals
Contact: (630) 510-4590
ASSOCIATION of closet & storage professionals: Based on passing the examination and submitting additional evidence of certification eligibility, qualified designers can be certified at one of three levels - Registered Storage Designer, Certified Storage Designer or Master Storage Designer.

Home Depot Redbeaconredbeacon.com
Redbeacon online contractors: An online home services platform connecting consumers with contractors for their home maintenance, repair and remodeling needs, Redbeacon was acquired by The Home Depot home improvement retailer in 2012.

Kudzu contractor ratings: Kudzu is a referral service that features local business information and consumer reviews. Operated by Cox Media, Kudzu lists over 5 million businesses competing across 30 categories of home interior work - including thousands of custom furniture makers, cabinet makers, floor laying and refinishing, remodeling, etc.

Angie's List
Best of ratings: Angie’s List collects consumer reviews in 550+ service categories, Hardwood Flooring, Flooring Refinishing, Garage Doors, Carpentry - Unfinished, Carpentry - Woodworking, Drywall, Doors, Countertops and Cabinet Making. City by city lists show recommended firms.

houzz best of ratings: Houzz doesn’t publish a list of its “Best of” ratings, but consumers can ferret out many of them by adding the term “Best of” when searching for a category of service provider at the site, such as Cabinets & Cabinetry Makers.

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