CTDA Coverings is the greatest tile and stone show in the western hemi- sphere, and CTDA is the only orga- nization here that connects, edu- cates and strengthens tile and stone distributors. Don’t miss the CTDA highlights at Coverings this year. Booth #7832 will provide: • Information on CTDA member benefits including the new cost- savings member benefits • Particulars about CTDA’s Social Media program • Details on The Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson (CCTS) Program • A Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2018 giveaway. You can register as an attendee for TSP at the booth too! • Tuesday night Happy Hour • The 2018 CTDA Supplier of the Year Award Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson (CCTS) exam held at Coverings On Tuesday, May 8, at CTDA’s Booth #7832, learn about CTDA’s CCTS Program. Certification deliv- ers professional recognition for your knowledge and technical compe- tence. The CCTS Program allows you to demonstrate to your customers and competitors that your company has the most current ceramic tile indus- try expertise available. Through the CCTS Program, companies can gain the prestige, professional recognition, expanded knowledge and increased customer satisfaction through docu- mented sales competence. It’s the first and only certification program spe- cifically designed by and for ceramic tile salespeople! Join the program to: • Raise professionalism • Promote focus on product fea- tures and benefits • Increase employee pride • Provide a competitive edge • Increase profits • Establish the CTDA as an impor- tant standard-setting body for professional competence in the ceramic tile industry Also on Tuesday, May 8, CTDA will conduct a CCTS Certification exam, with at least three potential CCTSs taking the test to be certified. The Study Guide for the exam is also available as an online educa- tion course, created in conjunction with the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) for people who are preparing to take the CCTS test. For additional information or for an application, visit: www.ctdahome. org/content/education/ccts.asp or Ceramic Tile Distributors Association booth #7832: offering connection, benefits and education to members 112 TileLetter | 2018