The Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is a comprehensive testing of the skills and knowledge of experienced tile installers which includes a multiple-choice exam and a hands-on test. Both are based on current industry standards and best practices for producing a sound installation that exhibits good workmanship.
The Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) is a set of certifications that recognize the importance of qualified installers and the role that the installers play in the success of any tile project. These certifications will help expand work opportunities for installers and contractors who want to distinguish themselves as highly-skilled and known for top quality work. In order to be Act certified you must first be pre-qualified by one of the two following ways:
- Be a Certified Tile Installer (CTI) through Ceramic Tile Education Foundation; or
- Be a journeyman tile setter who has successfully completed the apprenticeship program conducted by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers