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A Free Online Prep Course to Become a CTI

General

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Tile Installer, then we have great news for you! If you’re curious about becoming a Certified Tile Installer, well then this is definitely for you. The CTEF has published an online prep course that consists of an eight video series which goes over installation best practices.

As they state, “when you become a Certified Tile Installer, you also become Qualified Labor.”

Here’s a quick overview provided by the CTEF, of what’s covered in the course:

This free online prep course consists of eight videos that explore each topic in some depth, while calling attention to the corresponding sections of the CTI Manual (which you receive when you register for the CTI program) and other important tile installation reference materials.

1. Safety

In the safety module you will learn about job site safety along with the government requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

2. Vapor Retarding Membrane – Chapter 7 from the CTI Manual

In this module, you will learn about vapor retarding membranes.

3. Backer Boards – Chapter 7 from the CTI Manual

In this module you will learn about the different types and recommended usage of backer boards.

4. Walls – Chapter 10 from the CTI Manual

In this module, you will learn about tile installation on walls.

5. Floors – Chapter 10 from the CTI Manual

In this module, you will learn about tile installation on floors.

6. Grouts – Chapter 11 from the CTI Manual

In this module, you will learn about proper grouting practices.

7. Sealants – Chapter 11 from the CTI Manual

In this module you will learn about sealant joints and their proper placement.

8. Time Management

Time management may be one of the most crucial aspects of the entire program. That’s why we created this module which teaches how to make better use of the time allotted for the CTI hands-on test not to mention the everyday jobsite.

Here’s the two-minute overview video of the CTI Online Prep course.

Ready to get started?

Go to this page on the CTEF website:  What Does It Take to Be a Certified Tile Installer? 

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