Expand Your Skillset and Learn From Experienced Industry Professionals

WIA, The Wallcovering Installers Association, 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.

RIS Courses (in suggested progression order):

  1. Introduction to Wallcoverings and Installation Career
  2. Tools of the Trade
  3. Primers, Liners and Adhesives
  4. Wall Prep
  5. Setting Up your Professional Workspace
  6. Professional Wallcovering Removal
  7. Pattern Matching
  8. Seams and Seaming Techniques
  9. Layout and Engineering
  10. Installation Basics


Each course generates a completion certificate and submit all 10 course completion certificates for your Residential Installation Specialist certificate! Contact the WIA office for any specific questions at info@wallcoveringinstallers.org.

Other general knowledge courses are available on the Wallcovering University site. Check them out!