NTCA offers various training and educational opportunities to tile installers and other industry professionals. Each year, our training team conducts workshops and regional training programs across the country. Dates and locations are subject to change. Visit NTCATraining.com for an up-to-date schedule.

ALABAMA 5/17 Regional Birmingham 10/15 Workshop Loxley 11/7 Regional Huntsville
ARKANSAS 3/13 Workshop Fayetteville 3/14 Workshop N. Little Rock
ARIZONA 2/21 Regional Mesa 2/22 Regional Mesa 3/29 Regional Tempe 6/19 Workshop Tempe 7/18 Workshop Tucson 7/19 Workshop Avondale 12/10 Workshop Tolleson 12/12 Workshop Scottsdale
CALIFORNIA 2/8 Regional Anaheim 2/13 Regional West Covina 2/21 Workshop Stockton 2/23 Workshop San Francisco 3/12 Workshop San Diego 3/13 Workshop Norco 3/14 Workshop Bakersfield 4/5 Regional San Diego 4/10 Art Glass Los Angeles 4/11 Art Glass Los Angeles 4/17 Regional San Jose 4/18 Workshop San Rafael 4/22 Regional Rocklin 4/23 Workshop Sacramento 5/15 Workshop Fresno 7/9 Workshop Anaheim 7/10 Workshop City of Industry 7/11 Workshop Oxnard 9/10 Workshop Redlands 9/11 Workshop Santa Ana 9/12 Workshop Bakersfield 10/10 Workshop San Rafael 12/10 Workshop San Diego 12/11 Workshop Palm Desert
COLORADO 3/22 Regional Colorado Springs 7/26 Workshop Colorado Springs 8/6 Workshop Colorado Springs 8/7 Workshop Denver 8/8 Workshop Timnath 8/21 Workshop Fort Collins 8/22 Workshop Colorado Springs 5/16 Regional Denver
CONNECTICUT 5/21 Workshop Stamford 5/22 Workshop Danbury 5/23 Workshop New Haven 8/9 Workshop Hartford 9/26 Workshop New Haven
DELAWARE 7/17 Workshop Wilmington
FLORIDA 1/25 Regional Ft Lauderdale 2/15 Workshop Jacksonville 2/16 Regional Pompano Beach 2/20 Workshop Palmetto 2/21 Workshop Ft Myers 2/22 Workshop W Palm Beach 4/30 Workshop Tampa 5/1 Workshop Sarasota 5/2 Workshop Lakeland 5/14 Workshop Jacksonville 5/16 Regional Jacksonville 5/21 Workshop Orlando 5/22 Workshop Clearwater 5/22 Regional St. Petersburg 5/23 Workshop Fort Myers
6/3 Workshop Boynton Beach 6/4 Workshop Miami 6/5 Art Glass Miami 6/6 Regional Miami 6/12 Regional Riviera Beach 8/13 Workshop Tampa 8/14 Workshop Kissimmee 8/15 Workshop Ft Lauderdale 8/20 Workshop Delray Beach 8/21 Workshop Doral 8/22 Workshop Sunrise 11/6 Art Glass Orlando 11/7 Art Glass Orlando 11/12 Workshop Lady Lake 11/13 Workshop Clearwater 11/13 Regional Fern Park 11/14 Workshop Fort Myers 11/19 Workshop Port St. Lucie 11/20 Regional Sunrise 11/20 Workshop W Palm Beach 11/21 Workshop Miami Gardens 11/21 Regional Orlando 12/4 Regional St. Petersburg 12/6 Regional Doral 12/13 Regional Ft. Myers
GEORGIA 2/14 Workshop Savannah 4/16 Workshop Conyers 4/17 Workshop Kennesaw 4/18 Workshop Sharpsburg 5/9 Regional Kennesaw 6/19 Regional Cumming 11/19 Workshop Kennesaw 11/20 Workshop Atlanta 11/21 Workshop Augusta IOWA 3/6 Workshop Urbandale 9/18 Workshop Davenport IDAHO 5/10 Regional Boise ILLINOIS 2/13 Workshop Tinley Park 4/16 Workshop Chicago 4/26 Workshop Lombard 9/10 Workshop Skokie 9/19 Regional Chicago 9/19 Workshop Elk Grove Village 10/9 Regional Elk Grove Village 10/18 Regional Bensenville 10/23 Workshop Naperville 10/24 Workshop Deerfield
4/3 Regional Indianapolis 4/11 Regional Southbend 4/18 Workshop Indianapolis 4/23 Workshop Evansville 9/11 Workshop South Bend 10/2 Workshop Fort Wayne 10/3 Workshop South Bend 10/9 Workshop Indianapolis 10/10 Workshop Evansville 10/22 Workshop Indianapolis
KANSAS 1/30 Workshop Wichita
KENTUCKY 2/15 Workshop Louisville 4/24 Workshop Lexington 5/14 Workshop Louisville
LOUISIANA 3/12 Workshop Metairie 10/23 Workshop Baton Rouge 10/24 Workshop New Orleans 11/15 Regional Metairie 12/3 Workshop Gretna
MASSACHUSETTS 5/15 Workshop Shrewsbury 5/16 Workshop Boston 8/28 Regional Boston
MARYLAND 3/28 Workshop Baltimore 7/16 Workshop Rockville 8/7 Regional Silver Spring 8/23 Regional Baltimore 8/30 Regional Capitol Heights 12/3 Workshop Rockville 12/4 Workshop Glen Burnie 12/11 Workshop Gaithersburg 12/12 Workshop Owings Mills
MAINE 5/17 Workshop Portland
MICHIGAN 1/11 Regional Livonia 6/5 Workshop Sterling Heights 6/6 Workshop Kentwood 9/12 Workshop Grand Rapids 9/13 Regional Grand Rapids 9/17 Workshop Troy 9/20 Regional Farmington Hills 9/25 Art Glass Detroit 9/26 Art Glass Detroit 10/1 Workshop Wyoming 10/2 Regional Shelby Township
MINNESOTA 1/24 Workshop Plymouth 3/5 Workshop Oakdale 9/10 Workshop Plymouth 9/11 Workshop Maple Grove 9/27 Regional Eagan 10/1 Workshop Plymouth 10/2 Art Glass Minneapolis 10/3 Art Glass Minneapolis 10/28 Workshop Plymouth
MISSOURI 1/31 Workshop Lees Summit 2/1 Workshop Kansas City 2/29 Regional St. Louis 3/6 Regional Springfield 4/10 Workshop Springfield 4/11 Workshop St. Louis 10/25 Regional St. Louis
MISSISSIPPI 7/26 Regional Jackson 10/16 Workshop Jackson
MONTANA 6/7 Workshop Missoula 7/24 Workshop Billings
NORTH CAROLINA 7/10 Art Glass Charlotte 7/11 Art Glass Charlotte 7/16 Workshop Greensboro 7/17 Workshop Cary 7/19 Regional Knightdale 7/23 Workshop Asheville 7/24 Workshop Charlotte
NEBRASKA 3/7 Workshop La Vista 10/16 Regional Omaha
NEW HAMPSHIRE 8/8 Workshop Derry
NEW JERSEY 3/26 Workshop Ocean Township 3/27 Workshop Princeton 7/24 Workshop Edison 8/14 Regional Red Bank 9/11 Regional Wayne 9/24 Workshop Springfield 12/5 Workshop Toms River
NEW MEXICO 6/17 Workshop Albuquerque 7/16 Workshop Albuquerque
NEVADA 2/1 Regional Las Vegas 2/20 Workshop Reno 6/20 Workshop Las Vegas 10/9 Workshop Reno 12/11 Workshop Las Vegas
NEW YORK 7/25 Workshop Port Chester 8/9 Regional Long Island 8/14 Art Glass New York City 8/15 Art Glass New York City 8/21 Regional Commack 9/17 Workshop Albany 9/18 Workshop Syracuse 9/19 Workshop Rochester 9/25 Workshop Nanuet 9/26 Workshop Rochester
2/14 Workshop Cincinnati 4/17 Regional Brooklyn Heights 4/25 Workshop Hilliard 6/4 Workshop Columbus 9/6 Regional Columbus 10/23 Workshop Reynoldsburg 10/24 Workshop Brooklyn Heights 3/12 Workshop Oklahoma City 3/27 Regional Tulsa 4/9 Workshop Tulsa
OREGON 4/29 Regional Portland 4/30 Workshop Portland 10/2 Workshop Bend
PENNSYLVANIA 7/18 Workshop Allentown 7/23 Workshop SpringfieldTwnshp
7/31 Regional Springfield 7/31 Regional Springfield 9/10 Workshop Plymouth Meeting 9/11 Workshop Allentown 9/12 Workshop Scranton 9/24 Workshop Mechanicsburg 9/25 Workshop Pittsburgh 10/7 Workshop Gibsonia
RHODE ISLAND 5/14 Workshop Warwick
SOUTH CAROLINA 2/13 Workshop Hilton Head 6/26 Regional Columbia 7/25 Workshop West Columbia
SOUTH DAKOTA 9/12 Workshop Sioux Falls
TENNESSEE 4/24 Regional Memphis 5/3 Regional Antioch 5/15 Workshop Knoxville 5/16 Workshop Nashville 10/17 Workshop Memphis 10/18 Workshop Hendersonville 11/1 Regional Memphis 12/11 Regional Nashville
TEXAS 2/20 Workshop McKinney 2/21 Workshop Temple 2/22 Workshop Katy 2/27 Workshop San Antonio 2/28 Workshop Austin 2/29 Workshop Plano 2/29 Regional San Antonio 3/6 Art Glass Austin 3/7 Art Glass Austin 3/13 Workshop Pearland 3/13 Regional Webster 3/14 Workshop The Colony 3/15 Regional Dallas 3/19 Workshop Mesquite 3/20 Regional Fort Worth 3/20 Workshop Live Oak 3/21 Workshop Corpus Christi 3/22 Workshop McAllen 5/23 Regional Fort Worth 6/5 Regional Austin 6/6 Regional Austin 6/11 Workshop Midland 6/12 Workshop Lubbock 6/13 Workshop Amarillo 6/14 Regional San Antonio 6/21 Regional Tomball 6/26 Art Glass Houston 6/27 Art Glass Houston 7/10 Regional Houston 7/11 Regional Houston 7/17 Regional Mesquite 7/18 Regional Mesquite 10/15 Workshop Fort Worth 10/16 Workshop Waco 10/17 Workshop The Woodlands 10/22 Workshop Humble 10/23 Regional N Richland Hills 10/30 Regional Houston 12/4 Workshop Houston 12/5 Workshop Fort Worth
UTAH 7/22 Workshop Salt Lake City 8/19 Workshop Draper 12/12 Workshop St. George
VIRGINIA 4/2 Workshop Springfield 4/3 Workshop Chesterfield 4/4 Workshop Virginia Beach 7/24 Regional Virginia Beach 8/1 Art Glass Fairfax 8/2 Art Glass Fairfax 12/10 Workshop Manassas
VERMONT 8/7 Workshop Williston
WASHINGTON 5/2 Workshop Seattle 5/3 Regional Seattle 6/4 Workshop Bremerton 6/6 Workshop Spokane
WISCONSIN 1/22 Workshop Monona 1/23 Workshop Green Bay 9/17 Workshop Butler 10/11 Regional Brookfield 10/30 Workshop Butler
NTCA online and print resources that make life easier for tile industry professionals

It’s true that NTCA Technical Trainers will crisscross the country in 2024 bringing 206 NTCA Workshops and 86 Regional Trainings to local hosts to train and educate tile contractors and installers, sales people, A&D professionals and industry members where they live. You can see our training schedule at www.NTCATraining.com

But NTCA also has a complement of many other training and education resources that can support the professionalism of your business. Take a walk with me through these opportunities. – By Lesley Goddin, Editorial Director and Senior Writer

NTCA Reference Manual: This annual tome is one of the industry’s triumvirate of essential documents – the TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation, and the ANSI Manual. It identifies recurring installation challenges, recognizes potential problems, and offers expert solutions. The NTCA Reference Manual is a comprehensive culmination of knowledge, research, and development that addresses common installation obstacles and issues in the tile and stone industry. NTCA Technical Committee members, industry allies, and ceramic tile contractors, distributors, and manufacturers, meet twice a year to confer about topics in the NTCA Reference Manual. NTCA adds new documents and updates existing chapters with each annual printing in August. Each member receives a copy, and you can order additional copies of the current print version by visiting the NTCA Online Store at www.tile-assn.com/store/default.aspx? to order a PDF version.
Trowel and Error – How to Set Tile the Right Way: Custom Building Products provided the major funding to create this vital tile installation video companion. It only takes six-and-a-half minutes to discover the NTCA-approved, correct trowel techniques to set large-format tile and to create a stronger bond between the tile and the substrate, proper mortar coverage, movement joints, substrate preparation and flatness, back flat troweling (aka “back buttering”) and more. Prevent crack transmission, lippage, tile breakage and other costly tile repairs and avoid the perils of spot bonding, voids under the tile. These essentials are so important that NTCA makes this video available in English, Spanish, Russian and French Canadian.
English https://bit.ly/2JEMTmZ
Spanish https://bit.ly/3GMUkUC
Russian https://bit.ly/3XxVKsM
French Canadian https://bit.ly/3koXCpg
NTCA University Go to tile school from the comfort of your computer or device! NTCA University is an online platform that has tile installation courses for those who are new to the industry or need a refresher. Use these courses as part of your training or apprenticeship program to ensure that the learner is taught by-the-book methods and standards before they learn how to do a skill in hands-on or on-the-job learning. Sales associates or other industry professionals can benefit by understanding how and why tile is installed following industry methods and standards.
NTCA University also offers business courses for the small business owner. It can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smartphone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The main NTCA contractor member account holder receives free access to NTCA University with their membership each year. Yearly subscriptions for other employees can be purchased for a small fee through the NTCA Store.
Webinars and TileTV NTCA offers two free webinars each month on pertinent industry topics that you can participate in from your devices at your convenience. And if you miss one, you can view it on NTCA’s YouTube channel!
Recent topics include proper substrate prep, construction specifications, solutions to design challenges, evaluating ceramic tile installations, lightweight materials, waterproofing options, crack isolation, and many, many more. Each webinar is presented with an industry expert from Merkrete, Sika, MAPEI, ARDEX, Custom, LATICRETE, Schluter, Daltile, RUBI, Noble Company, FILA, Bostik, busybusy or other industry companies, in conjunction with an NTCA host.
NTCA offers two free webinars each month on pertinent industry topics that you can participate in from your devices at your convenience. And if you miss one, you can view it on NTCA’s YouTube channel!
Webinars – which have been an NTCA education staple for over nine years – are also opportunities to have your questions answered. During the live presentation, you can ask your question in the chat bar, and most presenters also provide their contact information in case you want to follow up with them after the event.
Many NTCA Webinars also provide AIA CEU credit codes for those in the A&D community.
Interested in attending? Head https://www.tile-assn.com/page/ntca-webinars to see the date, time and topic for next NTCA Webinar, as well as links to past NTCA Webinars.
Another at-your-convenience online education opportunity is NTCA TileTV – a series of short videos on various tile installation topics you can find at NTCA’s YouTube Channel. Topics range from technical issues like cautions against using wood showers in windows to tips on squaring the room, waterproofing drain connections or to business information such as leveling up your business with the Emerging Leaders Forum.
NTCA is dedicated to supporting your knowledge, skill, professionalism and success with a full complement of opportunities. Pick one, pick several, and see your business grow!
Videos fewer than five minutes long cover a range of topics, from technical to business. Find them on the NTCA’s YouTube channel or embedded in NTCA’s eNews weekly email newsletter.