The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) has made available its newly published Floor Covering Installation Training (FIT) program for tile installation. The Tile Program, which joins the FIT Carpet and Resilient Programs, will automatically be sent to current program subscribers.

“The FIT Tile program will be a valuable tool for our FIT subscribers who want to keep their staff up-to-date in the latest installation practices,” said Christopher Capobianco, FCICA chairman. “While this will not replace programs already in place from other organizations, these books and the reference manual will be a great addition to the available training programs in the industry. Since 1999, we have seen the FCICA FIT program used by flooring contractors, dealers and technical colleges and we hope the FIT Tile curriculum will be just as well received as carpet and resilient were.”

According to Kimberly Oderkirk, FCICA executive vp, “Due to the generosity of the National Tile Contractors Association Training and Education Foundation, we didn’t need to reinvent the wheel; we were able to use their program and were able to update a few items and reformat it to meet the FIT program guidelines. FCICA is pleased to promote this standardization of tile installation.”

The Tile program consists of an instructor binder and two student guides. The 2007 TCA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation has also been included in the instructor binder. A reference guide is also available for those who do not want to implement a full-scale training program. For more information, contact the FCICA at (877) TO-FCICA.