Floor Covering


Floor Covering Installers are tactile and creative individuals. They are able to put their thoughts into motion—through strong material estimation skills and precision. 

As a Floor Covering Installer, you’ll create one of the most recognized finished products.  

Your mathematical nature will ensure you get it right, as will your knack for working with colours and patterns and ability to accurately estimate materials.  

You’ll enjoy the precise nature of the work, as you install, repair, replace and finish a range of surfaces, each unique.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered 
  • How to install underlay and under-padding 
  • How to install carpeting, hardwoods, vinyl, linoleum and other materials 
  • How to repair damaged floors 
  • How to estimate material and job costs 

Key Job Skills

  • Customer service 
  • Physical fitness 
  • Strong understanding of colour and pattern 
  • Floor marking, preparation and installation 
  • Material and work estimations 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 15 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
4560 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$18.00 — $31.50

Program Updates

Harmonized (2024) Program Information AND RESOURCES

In effect starting September 1, 2024

Exam Information

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Program Information

Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.