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.  (See the "ITAA Training and Examinations Handbook.")

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 2018.

Message from IBOC about coming exams
Due to the worldwide Corona-Covid-19 crisis future dates for CTA/TSTA exams and TEW's have become uncertain. So far nothing has been officially cancelled yet, but we do want to encourage all exam candidates who are planning to take their exam or participate in a TEW in 2020 not to make any bookings for flights or hotels if you haven't done so already. 
We realise very well that the Corona situation is severely interfering with all your preparations and with your life in general! In the meantime we have started to consider alternative certification routes. That is a process that will take time and the outcome of that process is still highly unpredictable. 
So we mainly ask you to bear with us in these times of uncertainty and most important of all: to stay healthy and safe! 
Co-chairs of IBOC
Annie Rogers
Jacqueline van Gent

IBOC Exams Calendar 

25 Sept 2020
27-28 July 2021
27-28 July 2021
Bangalore, India
Daegu, Korea Republic of

Daegu, Korea Republic of
Appl. Deadline
25 June 2020
27 April 2021
27 January 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


COC Exams Calendar

Type Date Location Appl. Deadline
CTA/TSTA 14-15 July 2020 Birmingham, UK *
CTA/TSTA 12-13 Nov 2020 Rösrath, Germany *
CTA/TSTA 19-20 Nov 2020 Sète, France *


                                   For further information on COC exams, see

COC TEW Calendar (Training Endorsement Workshop)




TPO. Deadline

TEW 21-23 Mar 2020 Bilbao, Spain (Waiting List) 20 Jul 2019/
20 Sep 2019
TEW 20-22 Jul 2020 Birmingham, UK 19 Oct 2019/
19 Jan 2020
TEW 20-22 Mar 2021 Budapest, Hungary 20 Jul 2020/
20 Sep 2020

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

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

5932 Corte Cerritos
Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA
fax: +1 925 600 8112