Training and Certification in Transactional Analysis

19-20 Nov 2024

IBOC is in the process of making its forms digital. You can now apply for a CTA contract and submit your CTA written exam via the hyperlinks below. Payment will be taken through this online application process.

All other applications currently need to be submitted via email to the IBOC administrator at using the relevant forms. IBOC will then raise an invoice for payment as needed.

CTA Contract (All Fields) APPLY HERE

CTA Written Exam Application APPLY HERE

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.

IBOC Exams Calendar

Type Date Location Appl. Deadline
TSTA 21-23 Mar 2024 ONLINE CLOSED 
CTA 21-23 Mar 2024 ONLINE 21 Dec 2023
TSTA 3-5 Oct 2024 ONLINE 3 April 2024
CTA 3-5 Oct 2024 ONLINE 3 July 2024
TSTA 19-20 Nov 2024 Wellington, Aotearoa, NZ 19 May 2024
CTA 19-20 Nov 2024 Wellington, Aotearoa, NZ 19 August 2024
TSTA 27 Feb-1 Mar 2025 ONLINE 27 Aug 2024
CTA 27 Feb-1 Mar 2025 ONLINE 27 Nov 2024
TSTA 9-11 Oct 2025 ONLINE 9 April 2025
CTA 9-11 Oct 2025 ONLINE 9 July 2025

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] 

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 SIX months before the oral exam date.

** The fees shown for the CTA and TSTA exams are for the online exams. In case of an onsite exam, the fees will be 25%higher due to higher expenses.

IBOC TEW Calendar

(Training Endorsement Workshop)

Type Date                  Location                        Application Deadline TPO Deadline
TEW 24-25 Nov 2024 Wellington, Aotearoa, NZ 24 Mar 2024 24 May 2024
TEW 25-27 Apr 2025 ONLINE 25 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024

COC Exams Calendar

For information on COC exams, see 

PTSC TEW Calendar

(Training Endorsement Workshop)

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

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: Karen Pratt, Co-Chair, Professional Standards Committee

2700 E. Foothill Blvd, Suite 209, Pasadena, CA 91107 US