The updated VA Master Specifications language for Carpet, Resilient Tile, and Athletic Carpeting reads as follows:
1.6 QUALITY ASSURANCE:
A. Installer Qualifications: A company specializing in installation with minimum three (3) years’ experience and employs experienced flooring installers who have retained, and currently hold, an INSTALL Certification, or a certification from a comparable certification program.
1. Installers to be certified by INSTALL or a comparable certification program with the following minimum criteria:
a. US Department of Labor approved four (4) year apprenticeship program, 160 hours a year.
b. Career-long training.
c. Manufacturer endorsed training.
d. Fundamental journeyman skills certification.