NTCA Trainers will be touring nine states, offering 19 free, standards-based workshops and seven free regional trainings — nearly double the number provided in 2023 -- plus, NTCA’s Art Glass Panel Installation Training Program.

This initiative aims to equip industry professionals with new skills and knowledge while fostering connections with peers and industry experts. The workshops and trainings are free and are made possible through the generous support of sponsors dedicated to elevating the industry through education. Each workshop and training will be presented by NTCA Technical Trainers, individuals with extensive experience in tile installation, ensuring that participants receive firsthand knowledge from seasoned professionals.

Workshops: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Texas

The workshops, spanning three hours in the afternoon or evening, are open to tile installers, contractors, sales personnel, and members of the architecture and design community. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive learning environment and gain insights into standards-based installation practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with peers and industry experts during the workshops, providing time for networking and knowledge exchange. Meals will be provided and there will be chances to win valuable prizes.

The workshops will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Ins and Outs of Layout for Contractors
  • Tile Matters – Best Practices for the Pros
  • Failures – Could It Be Me?
  • Tile Technology – Membranes

Save the Date for one of these NTCA Workshops at these locations in March:

  • 3/5 Daltile Oakdale, MN
  • 3/6 Daltile Urbandale, IA
  • 3/7 Daltile La Vista, NE
  • 3/12 Daltile Oklahoma City, CA
  • 3/12 Floor & Decor Metairie, LA
  • 3/12 Floor & Decor San Diego, CA
  • 3/13 Floor & Decor Norco, CA
  • 3/13 Floor & Decor Pearland, TX
  • 3/13 Daltile Fayetteville, AR
  • 3/14 Daltile Bakersfield, CA
  • 3/14 Floor & Decor The Colony, TX
  • 3/14 Daltile N. Little Rock, AR
  • 3/19 Daltile Carrollton, TX
  • 3/20 Floor & Decor Live Oak, TX
  • 3/21 Daltile Corpus Christi, TX
  • 3/22 Floor & Decor McAllen, TX
  • 3/26 Floor & Decor Ocean Township, NJ
  • 3/27 Floor & Decor Princeton, NJ
  • 3/28 Architessa Baltimore, MD

Regional Trainings: Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas

Regional Training sessions offer tile installers an immersive, all-day experience to hone their skills using both traditional and cutting-edge tools, materials, and techniques. These hands-on sessions are designed to empower participants with practical knowledge rooted in ANSI standards and methods outlined in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation. The NTCA Reference Manual serves as a guiding resource throughout the training.

The sessions are carefully crafted to provide solutions-based training, addressing real-world challenges faced by tile installers. The content is aligned with industry standards and methods, ensuring relevance and applicability. To maximize the learning experience, each session is limited to 20 participants. Attendees will receive a document of course completion upon successfully concluding the training session, validating their commitment to professional development.

Topics for the March Regional Trainings include:

  • The GPTP/Slabs Training equips you to install porcelain panels with confidence and accuracy. Learn new tile industry standards and methods for installing GPTP, how GPTP is made, where it can be used, and special tools, setting materials and techniques required to install it.
  • The Substrate Preparation and Large-Format Tile Training will show you how to use the ANSI A108 standards and TCNA Handbook to address real world challenges in hands-on installations focusing on substrate examination and preparation for setting large-format tile.

Save the date for one of these NTCA Regional Trainings at these locations in March:

  • 3/6 Mouery’s Flooring Springfield, MO
  • 3/13 Floor & Decor Webster, TX
  • 3/15 Cosentino Center Dallas, TX
  • 3/20 BPI Ft. Worth, TX
  • 3/22 Floor & Decor Colorado Springs, CO
  • 3/27 Floor & Decor Tulsa, OK
  • 3/29 Daltile Tempe, AZ

Art Glass Panel Installation Program: Texas

Attendees of NTCA’s Art Glass Panel Installation program will experience an advanced training program where they will learn about glass of many types and will gain the knowledge, ability and confidence to understand, handle, fabricate and install very large art glass panels to create custom installations on walls in interior wet and dry areas using a direct bond adhesive method following manufacturer instructions. Class size is limited so register early.

  • March 5-6 J&R Tile San Antonio, TX

Dates and time listed above are subject to change, for the most up-to-date information on each event and to register, click here.