Welcome to the Association of Collegiate Training Institutions
The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions
(ACTI) is a non-profit organization composed of institutions of higher learning that train students in the complex field of air traffic control. Our members are accredited institutions of
higher learning, and associated faculty, located in over twenty states. ACTI has also established affiliated student chapters at each member institution.
Due to our training methodologies our collective students certify as air
traffic controllers at a much higher rate than individuals without a background or professional experience as an air traffic controller. The last study confirming this was completed in June 2013 by
the FAA's Civil Aeronautical Medical Institute. We support improving standards to ensure that all CTI schools produce an outstanding candidate for air traffic control employment.
Safety and knowledge are the foundations of our curriculum. In
addition, we fully support the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) training and ATC development initiatives that
improve the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System.
We believe in fair opportunities for all students who wish to work as air
traffic controllers regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.
you would like further information we suggest you read further or download information from the documents section of this website.
While all are welcome to the Association website this site is supported and moderated by faculty
members of certified CTI institutions of higher learning. We are not affiliated with any student run organizations. CTI graduates and students have their own website at www.cticonnection.org. The student run organization does have chapters at the various institutions. For membership or more information please go
Congress Supports CTI Programs
ACTI Advocates On Behalf Of Member CTI Institutions As Well As All CTI Students
- CTI graduates who have passed AT-SAT and had been waiting on the ‘inventory’ and veterans must be given immediate consideration (TOL) ahead
of all other applicants for a position at the Federal Aviation Administration Academy or direct hiring at FAA facilities;
- All students must have a fair and equal opportunity to become educated and train at a CTI
institution or member aviation school to become an air traffic controller regardless of socio-economic status, race, gender or ethnicity;
- That the Federal Aviation Administration must formally recognize the accomplishments and capabilities of the CTI Institutions, our veterans, the
training CTI institutions provide, the benefits to future air traffic controllers, and the cost savings to the American public;
- That due to our knowledge and expertise in designing effective curriculum and training methodologies and modalities, the Federal Aviation
Administration should partner and communicate directly with collegiate representatives of our member aviation schools and allow the representatives to give input and feedback into decisions affecting
CTI students, CTI institutions, aviation schools and aviation students.
- Advancement and research regarding air traffic control training benefit the public and users of the national airspace system;
- Improved information and communication from the Federal Aviation Administration such as updates to the Basic Training Curriculum, Best Practices
Conference, regularly scheduled conference calls, and collaborative input into FAA decisions affecting air traffic controller training benefit the public and users of the national airspace system.