The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone Announces New Online Course

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is now offering the new course: “The Complete Guide on Developing Tile & Stone Specifications with Architects.” This course provides the student with thorough and detailed information on how architectural sales representatives can get tile and stone products specified with “Bullet Proof Specifications” meaning resistant to “Value Engineering and Substitutions.”  

The course covers:

  • Selection Process and Considerations
  • Types of Architectural Specifications
  • Architectural Specification Structure – Master Format – Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Getting Your Products Specified
  • Tracking and Protecting the Specification
  • Communication Skills and Strategies

Students completing this course will have learned how to determine product suitability for the intended use, the different types of architectural specifications, how to prepare a “Bullet Proof” MasterFormat Specification Part 1, 2 & 3 sections, techniques and strategies for getting products specified, how to track and protect specifications from substitutions/value engineering and key communication skills to help develop meaningful relationships with the specifiers and construction team. 

Students will be provided with a tile and stone MasterFormat Specification template that they can use to assist architects in specifying their products. This course is rated at an average of 7 hours to complete. UofCTS online courses are available 24/7 for 14 days from start date at the UofCTS Online Campus. The cost of this course is $300.00 per student (or two member discounted tuitions from CTDA, NTCA, TTMAC, or Fuse Alliance). Students can print a personalized certificate when they have passed all lesson assessments with a score of 80 percent or better. Additionally, upon passing the course the student is provided a link to download a student reference guide that contains all the key information from that respective course.

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