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CTEF Blog - About Tile Education and Installer Certification

Welcome to the CTEF Blog!

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 12, 2016 9:50:43 PM / by CTEF Blog Team

CTEF Blog Team

Scott Carothers and the CTEF Team Welcome You to the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Blog

Welcome to the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Blog!

In this blog, we will share with you information about what we love to do most: provide education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry so end users will enjoy their tile installations for years to come.

You see, the CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge which is recognized by the tile industry. We take our involvement in it very seriously.

In addition to the CTI program and the Advanced Installer Certifications programs, we offer robust training programs for tile installers and non-installers

We invite you to learn more.

>> Read about the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and how it got started.

>> Learn about the Corporate Sponsors and Friends who make what CTEF does possible. Consider getting involved, too.

>> Find out why certification matters.

Here's what you can look forward to when you read the CTEF Blog:

  • We'll introduce you to the people who make CTEF what it is.
  • We'll share with you information and best practices about the latest developments in tile installation including success stories, before and after stories and other highlights from the world of tile.
  •  We'll answer your questions about how ceramic tile education and certification. 

Rules of Engagement for the CTEF Blog

We invite you to join us in this conversation as we explore how to provide education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry with the goal that end users will enjoy their tile installations for years to come.

To create the best possible forum for discussion, we have developed the following guidelines for posting comments.

We welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and questions. When you leave comments, please make sure they are of general interest to most readers. Profanity, racial and ethnic slurs, and rude behavior won’t be tolerated and we will quickly remove any comments that are offensive, disrespectful or irrelevant.

We discourage anonymous comments as they don’t facilitate conversation.

We promise to keep posts interesting, diverse, and multi-sided. We care deeply about tile and stone and how those products can transform a space. We commit to sharing that passion in every article. Be aware, though, that the views expressed in these articles represent individual perspectives.

We sincerely want to engage in a conversation with you, but also ask that you be patient for a response. Our bloggers have intense “day jobs,” travel frequently, and may take a few days to respond.

Remember this blog is a public forum – don’t post anything confidential or private. Also, these are the personal views of the individuals posting here, and not necessarily those of the Company.

And, lastly, this is not the place to submit specific customer service questions or support inquires. For specific issues, please complete a Contact Us request with as much information as possible.

Thank you for reading, visiting, commenting and contributing. We’re excited to have you here!

The CTEF Blog Team

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