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.

Please use the new forms as of 2020.

We have asked a lot of patience from everyone who was confronted with cancellations of TA exams and TEW's, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We have been busy developing online exams and online TEW's and are happy to announce the following possibilities for 2021 (as always: dates are provisional and under the condition that there will be enough candidates and examiners available):
Since online examinations are new to many examiners and candidates, we will offer several short online exam preparation meetings throughout the year, in which issues such as: technical requirements, do’s and dont’s when in an online exam, will be covered. We will mention dates and times of these meetings on this page.
IBOC co-chairs:
Sue Eusden
Jacqueline van Gent

IBOC Exams Calendar

Type Date
Appl. Deadline
CTA 29-30 Jan, 2021 ONLINE1 dec 1 Dec 2020
for those cancelled from previously scheduled exams
CTA 12-13 March, 2021 ONLINE 1 Jan 2021
for those who already passed written exams
CTA 9-11 Sept, 2021 ONLINE 9 June 2021  
TSTA 9-11 Sept, 2021 ONLINE 9 March 2021  




Send all IBOC exam applications to:  Janet Chin, Training & Certification Administrator, 
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) 
Appl/TPO Deadline
TEW 8-10 Oct, 2021 ONLINE 1 Feb, 2021/7 Apr 2021


COC Exams Calendar

Type Date Location Appl. Deadline
CTA/TSTA 21-22 April 2021 Milton Keynes (UK) *
CTA/TSTA 25-26 May 2021 St. Petersburg (Russia) *
CTA/TSTA 14-15 JUly 2021 Belgrade (Serbia) *
CTA/TSTA 7-8 Oct 2021 Bar (Montenegro) *
CTA/TSTA 11-12 Nov 2021 Rösrath (Germany) *
CTA/TSTA 18-19 Nov 2021 Sète (France) *
CTA/TSTA 3-4 Dec 2021 Ljubljana, Slovenia *


                                   For further information on COC exams, see

PTSC TEW Calendar (Training Endorsement Workshop)




TPO. Deadline

TEW 29-31 January 2021 Rome *
TEW 20-22 Mar 2021 Budapest, Hungary *

* For COC CTA, see the EATA Handbook or contact the EATA Supervising Examiner
* For PTSC TEW, contact

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:
  • The IBOC manages all training contracts, Training Endorsement Workshops (TEWs), and exams.
    Please address relevant inquiries to:

Director in Charge: Thorsten Geck, Vice President-Professional Standards
Administrator: Janet Chin

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