Whether you are beginning a career in wallcovering installation, honing your current skills or hoping to add installation skills to your existing business, getting the right education can be daunting. To help with that challenge, the WIA has developed Wallcovering University. Designed by professional installers, Wallcovering University courses are online and self-paced, specifically intended to let the learner advance at their own speed. Course instruction includes text, video and graphics to enhance the learner’s experience.
WIA has developed Wallcovering University to provide the industry with professional online training in the techniques and art of wallcoverings. We have classes focused on residential installation already live and more focusing on commercial installation are under development. Currently you can earn your designation as a Residential Installation Specialist (RIS) by completing all 10 of our RIS required courses.
This series of 10 courses will result in attaining the Residential Installation Specialist designation. Upon completion, submit all 10 completion certificates to WIA for your RIS designation certificate.Start Today
In this course, you’ll get an overview of the most common types of wallcovering, and learn about the industry, past and present.Start Today
In this series of videos, you’ll learn about the wide variety of equipment you need to be a professional wallcovering installers.Start Today
This course is all about the important stuff you can’t see on the wall – primers, liners and adhesives.Start Today
This course is all about how to create that ideal foundation for any wallcovering.Start Today
In this course, you’ll learn best practices from installers on how to set up your workspace to maximize efficiency and safety.Start Today
Discouraged by frustrating wallpaper removals? Now you can remove any wallcovering quickly and easily.Start Today
After this course, you’ll be able to enhance any space with professional pattern matching techniques.Start Today
Learn everything you need to know to create perfect seams for any wallcovering.Start Today
In this intermediate course, you’ll learn the basics of planning a wallcovering installation job in most residential spaces.Start Today
In this course, you’ll learn how to do a complete residential wallcovering installation from beginning to end.Start Today
Still not sure? We invite you to set up a no charge student account and watch the video overview of each course’s content. Individual courses are an invaluable source of trade mastery and skill knowledge at a price of only $125 per course.
Be sure to check back often as WIA will be constantly growing the Wallcovering University offerings, soon with a new designation for a Commercial Installation Specialist!
WIA membership offers the best in education of our craft, opportunities to serve on committees that affect the association as a whole and the camaraderie that your peers offer in a shared profession.
Jeffrey A. Smith / Oregon
It’s hard to say in a few sentences how much WIA means to me. I was on my own for eleven years before I found it and membership has totally changed my life. It has increased my knowledge and income geometrically. I learn all the time. I honestly believe that if I hadn’t found the WIA, I would not still be hanging wallpaper.
Gerri Beauvais, C.P. / California
The WIA is the ultimate resource for the wallcovering installer. I have been involved since 1987 and in that time I have missed only a handful of meetings and have attended many conventions. Every meeting there is a worthwhile exchange of information. None of us has the whole picture but collectively we can provide the confidence to accomplish anything. Come join us as we shape the future of the wallcovering industry one person at a time.
Denis Picard, C.P. / Connecticut