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You can become a Certified Tile Installer!


The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, in alliance with the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) collectively have announced 2019 Goals for the Certified Tile Installer Evaluation.
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Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Program Overview

CTEF launched the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program in 2008 to provide a means for good, knowledgeable tile installers to verify their skills and promote themselves to potential clients and employers. At the same time, the program addresses a significant opportunity in the marketplace:

  • It provides consumers with a mechanism for identifying the level of proficiency of prospective tile installers and,
  • It encourages them to use only the best-qualified installers, ensuring that their tile project is installed correctly from the beginning, and looks beautiful for years to come.

The Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is a comprehensive testing of the skills and knowledge of experienced tile installers which includes a multiple-choice exam and a hands-on test. Both are based on current industry standards and best practices for producing a sound installation that exhibits good workmanship. The tests, therefore, require that both the observable and non-observable characteristics of a finished installation are executed properly.

>> Please note: this is a test of ability and is not considered a training event.


For upcoming Certified Tile Installer classes near you, Click Here.

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Print version of 2019 pledge form, Click Here.