IDES - Ceramic Tile Layer

Ceramic Tile Layer

Ceramic Tile Layer

Ceramic Tile Layer

Ceramic Tile Layers and Terrazzo Workers Local 67
6425 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60638
Phone (773) 884-6500

Ceramic Tile Layers install ceramic, mosaic, quarry, marble tile, and decorative tiles.

Basic Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • Must have completed two years (8 credit hours) of high school.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must take and pass an aptitude test.
  • Must take and pass an oral interview.
  • Must have a valid drivers license at time of selection

How to Apply

  • Complete the application form and return to an AIC representative in an IDES office​ nearest you. When you apply you will need to fill out their application. Call before going to pick up an application.
  • Applications made available as labor demands dictate.
  • Submit high school transcript (official), 2 letters of reference, birth certificate and photo ID.
  • Take and pass aptitude test.
  • A combination of the aptitude test and the oral interview will determine an applicant's rank.
  • The highest ranking applicants will be accepted first.


  • Must be able to withstand working on your hands and knees for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 100 pounds.

Recommended Preparatory Classes

  • Mathematics, geometry, shop, and blueprint reading.

Work Experience

(Helpful but not necessary for acceptance)
  • Previous experience with construction work is beneficial.

Working Conditions

  • Ceramic Tile Layers work both inside and out.

Length of Apprenticeship

Three (3) years
  • Apprentices begin by attending a mandatory, unpaid eight week pre-apprentice session.
  • Apprentices receive on-the-job training five days a week.
  • Apprentices attend school for eight hours on Saturdays from September - May.

Wage Information

  • 0 - 1,000 hours of on-the-job training 50% of journeyman's wage
  • 1,001 - 2,000 hours of on-the-job training 60% of journeyman's wage
  • 2,001 - 3,000 hours of on-the-job training 70% of journeyman's wage
  • 3,001 - 4,000 hours of on-the-job training 80% of journeyman's wage
  • 4,001 - 5,000 hours of on-the-job training 90% of journeyman's wage
  • 5,001 - 6,000 hours of on-the-job training 95% of journeyman's wage
  • Journeyman Level 100% of journeyman's wage
  • Average Journeyman's wage rate = $28.42/Hr. (06/00)


  • Health & Welfare, Pension (Local & International), Annuity​