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Ceramic Tile Courses Available from CTEF

Ceramic Tile Education and Training Courses to Choose From 

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) offers several ceramic tile education and training courses - from basic tile installation for the non-installer to various levels of hands-on training, including custom ceramic tile training courses.


Two Intense, Hands-on Tile Installation Training Courses: 

1. Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile (UICT) – $1095.00

The UICT is a full-week course that offers basic instruction in the TNCA Handbook and ANSI specifications along with live demonstrations and actual hands-on experience for the individual seeking an entry-level installer position with a tile contractor. 

>> See Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile to learn more about this training course and to register.


2. Comprehensive Shower Class – $795.00

This three-day course focuses on the proper installation of the shower pan, including common mistakes and causes of failure. The class will cover all the MSBW content plus additional shower methods and more hands-on training. Attendees construct their own conventional shower base and curb out of mortar while following industry-accepted methods and requirements.

>> See Mortar Shower Base & Waterproofing to learn more about this training course and to register.


NOTE: If you choose to register for Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile and Comprehensive Shower Class together, you will receive a 20% discount. This brings the cost of the two combined courses to $1,495.00. 


For Those Looking for a Career in Tile Installation

CTEF has launched the following program for those serious about the tile trade:

100-Level Foundations Series

The 100 Level Foundations Series is a one-week program for Apprentices and Finishers. It covers in-depth the components of year one for a ceramic tile tradesperson and includes three components.

>> To learn more, visit the 100 Level Foundations program


200-Level Practical Training Series

The 200 Level Practical Series offers the next step in the tile installation professional’s career and prepares them for the Certified Tile Installer test while focusing on the skills needed to be successful in the field as a full-time installer during years 1-3.

>> To learn more, visit the 200-Level Practical program


300-Level Dynamic Training Series

The 300 Level Dynamic Training Series is a course for tile professionals to expand their knowledge and skills with mortared walls/floors, new waterproofing technologies, mosaics, and large format tile and prepare themselves for ACT testing. 

Each segment is one week long to allow full focus on the topics. The sessions can be combined for a three-week program.

>> To learn more, visit the 300-Level Dynamic program


400-Level Intense Classroom Training: Inspection 

This course is held at CTEF's Pendleton, SC 9,000 square foot training facility:

Ceramic Tile Inspection – $1,949.00

Ceramic tile industry organizations and experts annually receive countless requests for information relative to installation failures and inspections. In response to these requests, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is offering this intense 4.5-day classroom course.

>> See Ceramic Tile Inspection to learn more about this training course and to register.


Learn Fundamentals of Tile Installation with This Self-paced Course

Fundamentals of Thin-bed Knowledge (FTBK) – $99.00

This educational course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of persons who function in the tile industry to assist and support the tile installer including inside and outside sales reps, showroom staff, estimators, project managers, and technical service personnel. Ideal for the non-installer, it is self-paced with online testing of your newly acquired ceramic tile knowledge base.

>> See Fundamentals of Thin-bed Knowledge to learn more about this training course and to register.


Custom Training Courses – Inquire For Pricing

CTEF can teach custom tile installation courses to suit the needs of your business and your tile installers at your facility.

We will custom design a training program to train your floor installers about tile installation and support you as you bring in-house shower installations and other high-performance tile installations. We can also help you capture more market share by using cost and time-saving new technology.

>> See Custom Training Courses for more information about this option.

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