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CTEF Blog - About Tile Education and Installer Certification

A Roadmap to Becoming a Tile Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] June 11, 2024 8:30:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training

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The roadmap to becoming a tile installation professional isn't easy. That said, CTEF is actively developing training to help you each step of the way as I detail in this article.

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From Bullnose to Metal Transition Profiles: CTI Hands-On Test Evolves

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2024 10:15:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Certified Tile Installer Program

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CTEF has evolved the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) hands-on test with a transition from bullnose to metal transition profiles. In this article, I'll share perspective on the change as, by now, you may have seen and heard about it.

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It's #GivingTuesday! Please Support CTEF

[fa icon="calendar'] November 28, 2023 8:00:00 AM EST / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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Today, November 28th is #GivingTuesday. Will you support CTEF? 

We're celebrating tile installation training, education, and certification, honoring all those who make CTEF's work possible, and counting on your support for the new CTEF Egg Harbor City, NJ training facility!

Will you participate? Will you join this Global Generosity movement with us to raise funds and awareness for tile installation certification and education? 

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Beginning, Intermediate Training Classes Qualify for FCEF “100 in 100”

[fa icon="calendar'] November 21, 2023 8:30:00 AM EST / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training

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Do You Know About the '100 in 100'?

It's a wonderful program that the Floor Covering Education Foundation recently announced. If you're new to tile installation, you can benefit from it.

You'll find details below, including CTEF training programs that are eligible.

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What Made You the Ceramic Tile Installer You Are Today?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 26, 2023 9:45:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Certified Tile Installer Program

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CTEF has a question for you: What made you the ceramic tile installer you are today? What unique experiences affected you in such a way that you embraced education and training to become a successful Certified Tile Installer?

Seriously, if you install ceramic tile, you have a story about your journey.

When you talk with others who are successfully earning a living in the trade, they too have a story. It may be completely different than the pathway you followed, yet equally valuable.

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CTEF Online Auction: 8/20 through 8/27. Mark Your Calendar!

[fa icon="calendar'] July 18, 2023 8:30:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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Are you getting ready to stock up on tile installation tools, products, and materials? If yes, please mark your calendar for the August CTEF Online Auction.

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What to Expect From an NTCA Experience With CTEF

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2023 8:30:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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An NTCA Experience is genuinely priceless. That's why it's included in the CTEF Auction. It allows you to experience what makes the tile industry special.

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Coverings 2023: Advanced Certifications for Tile, Hands-On Demos

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2023 8:30:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training

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Did you attend Coverings 2023? If you did, we hope you visited the CTEF booth where tile installation education and certification were prominently displayed! More specifically, CTEF demonstrated Sealants, Mosaics, and Troweling for Coverage, and Walked Through Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel Test for Advanced Installer Certification (ACT).

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Take Wally the Gator Home With You

[fa icon="calendar'] March 28, 2023 8:30:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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Have you met Wally the Gator?

He's ferocious, looks ready to lunge at you, and his teeth come alive. He's also the most magnificent work of tile art you can imagine, and you might be the lucky one to take him home.

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CTEF 2022 Online Auction: Thank You!

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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The 2022 CTEF Online Auction is over, and we can't thank you enough for being involved!

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Certified Tile Installer Mike Corona says,

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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