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.


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. If you would like further information you may read or download information from the documents section of this website.


We believe in fair opportunities for all students who wish to work as air traffic controllers regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.

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 to:



Congress Supports CTI Programs

ATCI Advocates On Behalf Of Member CTI Institutions As Well As All CTI Students

We Believe That:
  • CTI graduates who have passed AT-SAT and have been waiting on the ‘current inventory’ 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 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, the training we provide, the benefits to future air traffic controllers, and the cost savings to the American public;
  • That the Federal Aviation Administration must recognize all certified CTI degree programs regardless of whether the institution is a private, two-year or four –year institution;
  • That due to our knowledge and expertise in designing effective curriculum and training methodologies and modalities, the Federal Aviation Administration must partner and communicate directly with collegiate representatives and allow the representatives to give input and feedback into decisions affecting CTI students and Institutions;
  • 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;
  • In advancement and research regarding air traffic control training.

Of Interest:

Quick Links:

For general Information regarding ACTI
ACTI background fact sheet 7.8.2014.pdf
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Article- WSJ
School Training Boosts Applicants for FA[...]
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P: 877.271.2570



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