Ceramic tile and installation materials manufacturers have stepped up to support tile installers who pass the installer certification test administered by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF). Together, the companies participating in CTEF’s “It Pays To Be Certified” program are providing coupons for free product to offset the $295 registration price for certification testing. CTEF Certified Tile Installers (CTIs) will be able to select the coupons they want, up to $900, and cash them in at any distribution outlet that carries the products selected.
Created by CTEF executive director Scott Carothers,
this incentive-based program is a grassroots, cooperative effort among industry
leaders to support good installers and the contractors who employ them.
“A number of manufacturers are poised to start
promoting the use of certified installers for their products, because they have
validated their skills and proven they can do the job right,” says Carothers.
“Manufacturers are supporting our coupon program to help get the better quality
installers into the CTI system. Their sales representatives can then start
recommending that customers use CTEF Certified Tile Installers to ensure they
get a qualified professional.” A number of leading manufacturers will soon
begin making these recommendations.
For more information about CTEF certification testing
or training courses, visit www.tilecareer.com, call (864) 222-2131, or email
CTEF installers receive certification incentives
June 26, 2009