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Are you interested in becoming an ACT Certified Tile Installer?


The intent of the ACT certification program is to provide a level of consumer confidence for tile installation procedures that exceed ANSI standards and TCNA guidelines for floor and wall.  ACT certified installers represent the pinnacle of performance in the tile trade and maintain a level of excellence superior to non-ACT certified installers.  


ACT is not a training program; it evaluates the skills and knowledge of tile installers and currently offers certifications in five specific areas of tile installation:  
  • Large Format Tile & Substrate Preparation
  • Membranes
  • Mortar (Mud) Floors
  • Mortar (Mud) Walls
  • Shower Receptors  
An installer may choose to become ACT certified in one or more of these areas.
ACT certification in each area is granted upon successful completion of a written online test - designed to measure the installer's understanding of applicable ANSI specifications and TCNA recommended methods - and a field test conducted by trained, third party evaluators who assess the installer's skills under real life conditions. 

Installers wishing to become ACT certified must be pre-qualified in one of two ways:
  • Be a Certified Tile Installer (CTI) through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation; or
  • Be a journeyman tile setter who has successfully completed the apprenticeship program conducted by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

    The ACT program certifies tile installer skills in five areas of complex installations. 

    Watch this video to find out more. 


NTCA members receive a discount for the ACT Certification Program.  If you are interested in becoming an ACT Certified Tile Installer, complete and submit the information below, and we will get you started!