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: UICT + MSB

The following two courses are held at CTEF's Pendleton, SC 9,000 square foot training facility:

1. Understanding & Installing Ceramic Tile (UICT) – $795.00

The UICT course 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. Mortar Shower Base & Waterproofing – $495.00

This course focuses on the proper installation of the shower pan, including common mistakes and causes of failure. 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 Mortar Shower Base & Waterproofing together, you will receive a 15% discount. This brings the cost of the two combined courses to $1,095.00 (vs. $1,290.00). The two classes combined last from Monday through mid-day Saturday.


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



400- Level Intense Classroom Training  

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.


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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.