Certification & Examination Forms


CTA Contract    12.6.1

TSTA Contract    12.6.2

Change of Supervisor   12.6.3

Exceptions   12.6.4

Expansions    12.6.5



CTA Contract    12.6.1

Supervisor’s Endorsement   12.7.1

Candidate’s Submission fo CTA Written Exam  12.7.2


CTA Oral Exam

Application for Exam   12.7.4

CTA Contract    12.6.1

Supervisor’s Endorsement for Oral Exam   12.7.3

TSTA Oral Exam

Application for Exam   12.11.4

Supervisor’s Certification to TSTA Exam   12.11.6

TSTA Contract    12.6.2

Training Endorsement
Workshop (TEW)

Application Form   12.10.1

Complete List of Certification & Examination Forms

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TA 101 Certificate


TA 101 Instructor Endorsement


CTA Contract


TSTA Contract


Change in Principal Supervisor


Exceptions Documentation Checklist


Expansions Documentation Checklist


Supervisor’s Endorsement of CTA Written Exam


Candidate’s Submission of CTA Written Exam


Supervisor’s Endorsement for Oral CTA Exam


Application for CTA Oral Exam


Acknowledgement of Documents Received CTA Oral Exam


Letter to Assessor of the CTA Written Exam


Written Exam Scoring Scale


Letter sent with Assessment of CTA Written Exam (Pass)


Letter sent with Assessment of CTA Written Exam (Deferral)


Oral Exam CTA Counselling Scoring Sheet


Oral Exam CTA Education Scoring Sheet


Oral Exam CTA Organizations Scoring Sheet


Oral Exam Psychotherapy Scoring Sheet


Examiner Evaluation Form


Exam Supervisor’s Report


Application to Appeal


Application for TEW


Endorsement Letter for TEW


TEW Staff Evaluation Form


TEW Self-Evaluation Form


TEW Course Evaluation Form


TA 101 Topics for TSTA Exam


PTSTA Annual Summary Report


PTSTA Supervisor’s Annual Summary Report


TSTA Examination Application Form


Acknowledgement of Items Received TSTA Exam


Supervisor’s Certification to TSTA Examination


TSTA Scoring Sheet Theory, Organizations, Ethics Segment


TSTA Scoring Sheet Teaching Segment


TSTA Scoring Sheet Supervision Segment

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Certification & Examinations Handbook

The ITAA and EATA Certification and Examination handbooks are the same with minor exceptions; check for any changes or updates with your exam coordinator or any member of PSC/IBOC if you need clarification.

Changes are notified to trainers through the PSC Newsletters. Remember that there may be further national requirements for accreditation as a counselor or psychotherapist – please check with your national association.

The most recent PSC Newsletter – MAY 2023 – highlighting the format for the written CTA exam (section 8), and the TA 101 teach and the scoring for the supervision exam for TSTA (section 11) can be found HERE.

Click below for previous issues of PSC Newsletters.

PSC Newsletter – NOV 2022

PSC Newsletter – JUL 2022

PSC Newsletter – FEB 2022

Covid-19 Statement:
TA-101, ongoing TA training and supervision delivered online counts as regular TA training, as long as it is provided by 101 instructors and (P)TSTA’s of ITAA. This is to clarify IBOC’s position during this time of the pandemic. IBOC is also in the process of a more substantial review of online training and examination as a long-term option.

Translations of the EATA Handbook in French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Russian can be found on the EATA website and a Japanese translation of the ITAA Handbook on the TAAJ website.

Complete Handbook

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section 0.pdf   Index

Definition of the abbreviations and Index of the sections

section 1.pdf   Introduction

An introduction to TA, an introduction to the Professional Standards Division of ITAA, acknowledgments, updating policy, abbreviations, explanation of terms and abbreviations, the four fields, contact details.

section 2.pdf   Status of Training

The status of training, mutual recognitions, the training process, trainers’ responsibilities, national and regional requirements for psychotherapy and/or counseling.

section 3.pdf  Ethics

ITAA statement of ethics, ethics principles, summary of procedures for ethics charges against ITAA members.

section 4.pdf  TA101

The official TA 101 course: purpose, requirements and certification, the TA 101 course outline, the TA 101 written examination, endorsement of CTAs as TA 101 instructors, winners of the Eric Berne Memorial Award.

Revised February 2024

section 5.pdf  The Four Fields

Introduction to the four fields of specialization – brief descriptions, the core competencies.

section 6.pdf   Training Contracts

Introduction, filing of ITAA contracts and payment of fees, selecting a field of specialization, extending a contract, cancelling a contract, changing a supervisor, changing field of specialization, exceptions for supervisors of CTA and TSTA training contracts, expansions for supervisors of CTA and TSTA training contracts.

Revised October 2022

section 7.pdf   Overview of CTA Examination

Introduction, eligibility for the CTA exam, the examination timetable.

Revised November 2022

section 8.pdf    CTA Written Examination

Introduction and overview, the counseling written examination, the educational and organizational written examinations, the psychotherapy written examination, marking the written examination, appeals procedures for the written examination.

Revised October 2022

section 9.pdf    CTA Oral Examination

Introduction, procedure, instructions for candidates, instructions for examiners, the function of the chairperson, the function of the process facilitator, the function of the observer, guidelines for oral examination with translation, exceptional circumstances, appeal procedures.

Revised February 2024

section 9 addendum.pdf CTA oral exam addendum

Addendum to Section 9 Procedures for on-line CTA exams.

Revised July 2022

section 10.pdf The Training Endorsement Workshop (TEW)

Nature and purposes of the Training Endorsement Workshop, participants, registration for the TEW, TSTA, supervision and letters of recommendation, materials for the TEW, organization of a TEW, staffing of a TEW, the TEW program, feedback, requirements and recommendation from TEW staff, the TSTA contract, content outline for the TEW, the Training Proposal Outline (TPO).

Revised November 2022

section 11.pdf  TSTA Examination

Introduction, eligibility for examination as a TTA, STA or TSTA, supervision, PTSTA records of training and supervising hours, applying for the examination, withdrawal from the examination, the examination, the scoring procedure, guidelines for examiners in the TSTA examination, guidelines for supervisees in the supervision section of the TSTA exam, partial completion of the exam.

Revised February 2024

section 11 addendum.pdf TSTA Examination addendum

Addendum to Section 11 Procedures for on-line TSTA exams.

Revised September 2022

section 12.pdf  Forms & Official Documents

All forms and documents as listed in above section: Complete List of IBOC Examinations Forms.

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Training Contract & Exam Fees

The fees listed below for training contracts, exams, and other certification workshops will be paid through the IBOC’s PayPal account.  Once we have received your paperwork, we will send you an invoice via e-mail with instructions for making payment, after which we can process your contract or application.

Check the list of countries eligible for discounted fees under the TAlent Program.



FULL $50  /  TAlent 1  $25  / Talent 2  $15


FULL $70  /  TAlent 1  $35  / Talent 2  $20


FULL $300  /  TAlent 1  $150  / Talent 2  $75

Change of Supervisor

FULL $20  /  TAlent 1  $10  / Talent 2  $5


CTA Written

FULL $220  /  TAlent 1  $110  / Talent 2  $55

CTA Written to Marker

FULL $200*  /  TAlent 1  $200*  / Talent 2  $200*

CTA Oral

FULL $420  /  TAlent 1  $210  / Talent 2  $105


FULL $515  /  TAlent 1  $257  / Talent 2  $128

Teaching only

FULL $310 /  TAlent 1  $155  / Talent 2  $75

Supervision only

FULL $310 /  TAlent 1  $155  / Talent 2  $75


TA 101 Instructor

FULL $150  /  TAlent 1  $75  / Talent 2  $37


FULL $650  /  TAlent 1  $325  / Talent 2  $162

 TA 101 Certificate (after written exam)

FULL $10  /  TAlent 1  $5  / Talent 2  $3


FULL $20  /  TAlent 1  $10  / Talent 2  $5

Copy of documents from file

FULL $10  /  TAlent 1  $5  / Talent 2  $3


*Markers of written exams will also be paid their fees through the IBOC PayPal system.

** The fees shown are 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.