Better than a holiday bonus:

Give your employees the ability to further

their knowledge and their careers!


CTDA's Online Education program is a great way to train your employees and put you ahead of the competition without blowing your budget!

Are You Looking to Increase Your Sales and Profits?

The fastest way to increase your sales and profits is through education! With education, your employees and customers will become more confident, credible and effective in selling.

Teach your new employees and customers about the basics of natural stone and the basics of ceramic tile with these affordable online courses. CTDA Online Education Courses are affordable (ONLY $75 for CTDA members) with no employee travel expenses or loss of productivity, which means it will give you an immediate return on your investment!

CTDA Online Educational Courses:

  • Give your employees credibility with your customers
  • Available on the Internet for 14 days, 24/7 (any time at home or at work)
  • No loss of employee productive time or travel expenses
  • Self-paced interactive courses - come and go as you please at your own rate
  • Enjoyable experience and very effective teaching
  • Student prints their own Diploma upon completion
  • Group Managers get reports on students' progress and results
  • All you need is a computer and access to the internet

Click here to view a video previos of the course and for more information on CTDA Online education!

Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone has been created with salespeople, installers and design professionals in mind as well as business owners. The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone has taken care to cover the subjects that anyone working with stone should know. The course’s 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, and Giving the Customer a Choice.

Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile is for new employees and those who have not had the opportunity to learn about the history and all the aspects of ceramic tile. The course, which is offered through the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (U of CTS) teaches the History, Types and Uses of Ceramic Tile, the Manufacturing Process, Installation and Maintenance, How to Select the Right Ceramic Tile, and How to Avoid Problems and False Expectations.

Registration: Click here to order the course online. If you are a CTDA member you will need your CTDA ERC Login and Password. If you have not signed up for an ERC ID yet, click here.

Group Registration: You can also purchase multiple tuitions for use now or later. Simply fill out the Group Order Form and email it to or fax it to (630)790-3095.

Members Only Price: $75/course
Non-Members Price: $150/course

Please Contact CTDA with any registration questions or comments.

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