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Take the CTI Hands-on Thanks to TEC! TISE24

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 5, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team

CTEF Blog Team

Take the CTI Hands-on Thanks to TEC! TISE24

Are you ready to take the CTI Hands-on Test at TISE24? If yes, you are in for a treat thanks to TEC!

TEC has generously offered to sponsor the materials and CTI test fees for 12 installers at TISE24.

That's right! 12 installers are eligible to have TEC pay for the $529 CTI test registration fee if they take the test during TISE in January 2024 in Las Vegas, NV.

CTEF will conduct 6 tests on the first day of TISE 24 Wednesday, January 24, and 6 on the second day Thursday, January 25. 

Thank you, TEC!

Every Certified Tile Installer Hands-on Test starts with an orientation, usually the day before the test.

During TISE24, orientation will take place:

  • On Tuesday, January 23 in the afternoon for the Wednesday, January 24 tests
  • For the Thursday tests, on Wednesday, January 24 in the afternoon.

Finally, on the last day of the show, CTEF will field questions and talk through the test with show attendees.

Resources for the CTI Hands-on Test

>> What is the CTI program?

>> Certification FAQs

>> Video Details Hands-on Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Test

>> Grading the Toughest 25 Square Feet of Tile You'll Ever Install (Video)

How Does Registering for the TEC-Sponsored TISE24 CTI Hands-on Test Work?

To secure your spot, CTEF is asking installers like you to make a $200 deposit, which will be returned to you after you take the test, whether you pass or fail the hands-on test.

Test takers: please treat this CTI hands-on test just as you would any other test that CTEF conducts through hosted locations around the country.

In other words, you'll need to bring the recommended tools from the tool list, prepare by working through the training videos on the website, and come to the TISE24 show eager to display your skills during the 9-hour timed hands-on test at the CTEF booth #5373.

You can find a great deal of information about the CTI program and tests on the CTEF website.

Please do check it all out before test day, and click the button below to register.

Become a Certified Tile Installer CTI!

What About the CTI Program Written Test?

TEC is a long-time supporter and sponsor of CTEF, as well as involved on CTEF's Board of Directors, because of its commitment to encouraging ceramic tile education, certification, and training.

More specifically, Heather Ruhl, National Technical Manager of the Flooring Division of H.B. Fuller (parent company of TEC Installation), recently joined the CTEF Board

At Total Solutions Plus, Chris Kain, Digital Technical Manager with TEC, expressed an interest in helping tile installers gain their certification and agreed to sponsor testing at TISE, and also at Coverings 2024 in Atlanta, GA, April 22-25.

You can find CTEF in Booth #5373, inside the Tile Letter Pavilion. CTI hands-on certification testing will take place in the area immediately adjacent.

Be sure to stop in and meet the CTEF Team. At the same time, you can learn more about the certification programming CTEF conducts, as well as the educational and training courses to develop installers.

We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks for reading!

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