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.
Each course is designed for each individual to progress through the content before taking the course test when that course is completed. You can be confident when sending an employee through the course because WU will issue an individual certificate as proof of completion. Better yet, after taking all 10 residential courses, the learner receives a designation as a Residential Installation Specialist.
In this intermediate course, you’ll learn the basics of planning a wallcovering installation job in most residential spaces.Start Today
Discouraged by frustrating wallpaper removals? Now you can remove any wallcovering quickly and easily.Start Today
Ready to take your skills to the next level? Mastering Metal Leaf Wallcoverings will teach you the ins and outs.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
After this course, you’ll be able to enhance any space with professional pattern matching techniques.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