Training and Certification in Transactional Analysis

Training in TA—whether for personal or professional growth— is offered around the world by institutes and certified individuals.  To find out what training is available in your region, visit the website of the TA association nearest you. (See also our calendar of upcoming exams and workshops below.)

The standards and guidelines for training toward certification—as a practicing, supervising, or teaching transactional analyst—have been established by the Professional Standards Division of the ITAA, in cooperation with the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the Federation of Transactional Analysis Associations (FTAA, formerly WPATA). These training standards have been agreed upon worldwide and are mutually recognized by many regional TA associations.  (Click on the Certification and Examinations Handbook at the left.)

To make training toward TA certification more widely accessible, the ITAA offers the TAlent Program and the Scholarship Grant Fund to qualified ITAA members.


Call for examiners for TSTA exams: 9-11 September 2021 -- click here to apply


IBOC Online Exams Calendar

Type Date Location Appl. Deadline
  2022  
CTA 25-26 Mar 2022 ONLINE 25 Dec 2021
TSTA 25-26 Mar 2022 ONLINE closed
CTA 23-24 Sep 2022 ONLINE 23 Jun 2022
TSTA 23-24 Sep 2022 ONLINE 23 Mar 2022
  2023  
CTA 23-25 Mar 2023 ONLINE 23 Dec 2022
TSTA 23-25 Mar 2023 ONLINE 23 Sept 2022
CTA 5-7 Oct 2023 ONLINE 5 July 2023
TSTA 5-7 Oct 2023 ONLINE 5 April 2023 

Send all IBOC exam applications [Forms 12.7.4 and 12.7.3 for CTA exam application or 12.11.4 and 12.11.6 for TSTA exam application] toCaroline Donovan, Training & Certification Administrator, iboc@itaaworld.org 

Note: Exams subject to availability of qualified examiners/exam supervisors who must be at least a CTA (for a CTA exam) or a TSTA (for a TSTA exam). The IBOC is not responsible for expenses incurred when exams are canceled or postponed due to unavailability of qualified examiners/exam supervisors.

* IBOC CTA exam candidates must submit the written case study no later than NINE months before the oral exam date.


IBOC TEW Calendar
(Training Endorsement Workshop) 
Type Date Location Appl/TPO Deadline
TEW 8-10 Oct 2021 ONLINE closed
  2022  
TEW 13-15 May 2022 ONLINE closed
TEW 4-6 Nov 2022 ONLINE 4 Mar 2022/4 May 2022

 


COC Exams Calendar

For information on COC exams, see https://eatanews.org/exams/#coc-calendar

PTSC TEW Calendar
(Training Endorsement Workshop)

 For COC CTA, see the EATA Handbook or contact the EATA Supervising Examiner
* For PTSC TEW, see www.eatanews.org/ta-training-2/#tew-calendar


The Professional Standards Division of the ITAA consists of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) and the International Board of Certification (IBOC).

  • The PSC establishes the training standards, the ITAA Code of ethics, and the Professional Practices Guidelines. 
    Please address relevant inquiries to: psc@itaaworld.org.
  • The IBOC manages all training contracts, Training Endorsement Workshops (TEWs), and exams.
    Please address relevant inquiries to: iboc@itaaworld.org.

Director in Charge: Thorsten Geck, Vice President-Professional Standards
Administrator: Caroline Donovan

1901 Olympic Blvd., Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA