Introduction to Tile Industry Standards and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Sponsored by National Tile Contractors Association
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify American Tile Industry Standards which ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants.
  2. Navigate industry standards and understand how they cross reference each other.
  3. Define how quoting industry standards, methods, and details in specifications and proposals improve the quality of proposals and make a bid technically proficient.
  4. Explain how following industry standards and methods will improve the quality of installations, reduce callbacks and elevate reputations.

This course is part of the Tile Academy

This course will identify the American tile industry standards, discussing how there are formatted and relate to each other to ensure hazards do not occur. Such as mold and water leakage which can cause health issues to the building occupant. This course will also discuss ways to quote industry standards, methods and details in our proposals to make them technically qualified. It will also explain how following industry standards will improve the quality of installations, elevate reputations and increase business and profits.

Intro to Tile

This test is no longer available for credit
National Tile Contractors Association Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. With a membership made up of over 1,500 members, NTCA is one of the fastest growing trade associations in the U.S. construction industry. NTCA strives to improve the tile installation trade through education and training, participation in the development of standards and methods, and communication of our initiatives to related trades.


Originally published in September 2021