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
CTA 9-11 Sep 2021 ONLINE closed  
TSTA 9-11 Sep 2021 ONLINE closed  
CTA 25-26 Mar 2022 ONLINE 25 Dec 2021
TSTA 25-26 Mar 2022 ONLINE 25 Sep 2021
CTA 23-24 Sep 2022 ONLINE 23 Jun 2022
TSTA 23-24 Sep 2022 ONLINE 23 Mar 2022


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, 
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 closed
TEW 13-15 May 2022 ONLINE 13 Sep 2021/13 Nov 2021
TEW 4-6 Nov 2022 ONLINE 4 Mar 2022/4 May 2022


COC Exams Calendar

Type Date Location Appl. Deadline
CTA/TSTA 14-15 Jul 2021 ONLINE *
CTA/TSTA 11-12 Nov 2021 Rösrath (Germany) *
CTA/TSTA 18-19 Nov 2021 Sète (France) *
CTA 24-26 Feb 2022 Bucharest *
CTA 12-13 Mar 2022 Padua *
CTA 10-11 Jun 2022 Ljubljana, Slovenia  


                                   For further information on COC exams, see

PTSC TEW Calendar
(Training Endorsement Workshop)




TPO. Deadline

TEW 29-31 Jan 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: Caroline Donovan

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