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Register Now. Pay Later. #BecomeaCTI

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team

CTEF Blog Team

Register Now. Pay Later.

Have you heard? You can Register Now. Pay Later. to #BecomeaCTI!

Interested in learning more about this CTEF program? Read on.

What is Register Now. Pay Later. to #BecomeaCTI?

This is a new program developed for this challenging COVID-19 time where social distancing and stay-at-home orders make scheduling and holding hands-on CTI testing events impossible.

Even though you can't schedule a hands-on test, you can make the commitment to become a CTI and use the time to prepare yourself to successfully complete the two tests and become a Certified Tile Installer.  

The CTI program includes two separate tests.

An Online Open-Book Exam

The first is an online open-book exam which is taken at home or the office as the installer’s schedule allows prior to the hands-on test.

You need to complete this before you take the second test. 

This is the perfect test to complete now when you can't register for the next test, right?

A Hands-on Test

The second is a hands-on test which is conducted at regional locations across the United States.

The hands-on portion of the test begins at 7:09 am and must be completed by 4:00 pm. Orientation is held the evening prior to test day to review the parameters of the test, answer questions, and get tools in place. Installers are to arrive at 6:30 am on test day in order to get ready to start the test at 7:09 am.

This is the part that you can't participate in for now.

Register Now. Pay Later.

So, don't wait. Go ahead and register now for the CTI program, and pay later when you schedule the hands-on portion.

Register Now. Pay Later. #BecomeaCTI

Hear it directly from two individuals who care deeply about the Certified Tile Installer program, Qualified Labor, and the Tile Industry.

Mark Heinlein CTI #1112 Invites You to Register Now. Pay Later.

If you've been reading this blog, you're familiar with Mark Heinlein. Also if you're involved with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA).

Mark is NTCA Training Director, CTI #1112, and a CTI Evaluator. He has inspired articles on this blog such as,

>> 5+ Benefits of Being a Certified Tile Installer

>> How Proper Planning Ensures a Happy Tile Installation

>> Top 15 Tips for #BecomeaCTI Success

>> What a Pyrite Wall Failure Teaches You About Proper Tile Installation

And more!

Here is Mark's 1:03-minute video about #BecomeaCTI and the Register Now. Pay Later. program.

As Mark explains, when you participate in Register Now. Pay Later. today or anytime in the near future, you will not be charged for the study materials you'll receive right away for digital access:

  • The CTI Study Guide
  • The TCNA Handbook
  • All the information you need to study and prepare for the written test and eventually the hands-on test.

(Note - if you prefer print copies of these materials, there is a nominal charge.)

When CTEF is back to business as usual, you'll be able to schedule your hands-on test and that's when you complete the payment part of the program.

Register Now. Pay Later. #BecomeaCTI

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You don't become a tile installer or a business owner overnight. It takes time, enthusiasm, pride, reliability, respectfulness, a willingness to learn, and dedication. No two jobs are the same; each one has its own unique nuances. As a qualified installer, you need to be able to communicate how to deal with those nuances and qualify yourself to not only meet but exceed expectations. Being qualified will exponentially increase your value and you will have endless opportunities.

Mike Corona CTI #923 Corona Marble and Tile

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