Certified Foundation Repair Specialist (C.F.R.S.)
The National Foundation Repair Association (NFRA) instituted a program many years ago to identify those individuals within the foundation repair community who have consistently demonstrated superior knowledge, work ethic and a dedication to the high standards of the NFRA. These standards include moral and professional integrity, full compliance with local laws and ordinances, honesty in advertising and practices, and dedication to excellence.
The CFRS credential is regarded as going beyond the normal standards of field work competency. Applicants are provided with a library of engineering textbooks and foundation repair study materials. The candidate must study diligently and pass a rigorous three-hour, 150-question exam. The questions cover all aspects of modern foundation repair methods and require critical thinking and problem solving for specific circumstances. After qualifying, the CFRS must maintain his or her certification through continuing education hours each year and an annual background check. When choosing a foundation repair inspection contractor, it is very important that the candidate is specifically qualified and trained. The NFRA certification program helps consumers gauge the competency of the foundation repair contractor and make better decisions.