Tile and Stone Course Details:
Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile is for new employees and those who haven’t had the opportunity to learn about all the aspects and attributes of ceramic tile. Topics that are covered are History, Types and Uses of Ceramic Tile, the Manufacturing Process, Installation and Maintenance, How to Select the Right Ceramic Tiles, Sales Techniques and How to Avoid Problems and False Expectations. Depending on the pace of a student, this course can be completed within 5 to 7 hours.
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Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone has been created with salespeople, installers and design professionals in mind as well as business owners. The course Table of Contents include: Introduction and History of Natural Stone, Stone Geology and Formation, Stone Quarry Mining, Stone Processing and Fabrication, Stone Countertops, Stone Installations, Vertical Applications: Exterior Veneers and Interior Walls, Stone Selection and Design, Stone Care and Maintenance, Giving Customers a Choice. Depending on the pace of a student, this course can be completed within 6 to 8 hours.
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Tile Installer Thin-Set Standards (ITS) Verification Course, previously the Tile Installer Thin-Set Certification (TITC), online course instructs installers on industry standards and proper installation methods for tile thin-set applications that apply to ceramic tile, porcelain tile, stone tile, glass tile and other types of adhered tile materials. The course is available in English and Spanish.
The ITS Verification is a huge benefit to tile companies. Since the ITS online course teaches tile installers industry installation standards and methods, it helps companies avoid expensive failures. It also helps companies differentiate themselves from others when they can demonstrate that their installers are ITS verified. The results will ultimately earn more jobs and more money, while at the same time, avoiding costly delays and failures. The ITS Verification must be renewed every two years.
Once enrolled, students have 24/7 access for 14 days to complete the course. The course is interactive and contains many videos and photos to maximize learning.
Disclaimer: Passing the ITS course and having a Tile Installer Thin-set Certification and using the ITS designation is not an indication that the student has the skills to perform good tile work or will perform good tile work. It simply is an indication that the student took the course and passed it demonstrating that he/she learned the industry standards for the thin-set application and that he/she understood those standards. This course is not proctored. We assume that all registrants actually take the course and tests themselves.
Employers can track employees’ progress in the course and can access performance reports. A passing grade enables students to print out a personalized certificate to carry with them, indicating that they have successfully completed the ITS course. Depending on the pace of a student, this course can be completed within 5 hours.
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Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide has been created by the UofCTS as an online study guide for people who are preparing to take the CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) test. Through the CCTS program, companies can gain the prestige, professional recognition, expanded knowledge and increased customer satisfaction through documented sales competence. It’s the first and only certification program specifically designed by and for ceramic tile salespeople!
The online CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide is available at Online Education Registration, click here to access the registration page. Students who purchase this course will be given 30 days access to it. Additional 30 days access to the course will be provided as necessary until which time the student successfully passes the CCTS test.
Please Contact CTDA with any registration questions or comments.