ACTI Advocates On Behalf Of CTI Institutions, Students, and Veterans
We are fighting to reverse the abrupt and drastic changes to the hiring process for our nations' Air Traffic Controllers
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 and other aviation related subject matter. 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. ACTI has developed rigorous standards to ensure that all CTI schools produce an outstanding candidate for air traffic control employment. Schools that adopt these standards are eligible for ACTI accreditation.
Safety and knowledge are the foundations of our curriculum. We believe in fair opportunities for all students who wish to work as air traffic controllers regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.
Lawsuit Challenging 2014 Hiring Changes Certified as a Class
The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions (“ACTI”) is pleased to announce that the lawsuit challenging the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Controller hiring changes in 2014 is now a class action. ACTI has worked with legal counsel Michael Pearson and co-counsel Mountain States Legal Foundation to litigate the case and seek justice for the thousands […]
Judge Grants Motion to Amend CTI Discrimination Lawsuit, Denies FAA’s Motion to Strike
The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions (ACTI) is pleased to announce that a judge has granted a motion allowing the CTI discrimination lawsuit to proceed. The lawsuit challenges the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to purge over 2,600 well qualified air traffic control Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) graduates from a hiring list for diversity reasons. After […]
Air Traffic Controller Hiring Reform of 2019 Signed into Law – grants hiring preference to CTI
The Association of Collegiate Institutions (ACTI) is pleased to announce the passage of the Air Traffic Controller Hiring Reform Act of 2019, which was incorporated into the National Defense Reauthorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This new law, signed by President Trump, grants significant benefits for students of Collegiate Training Institutions (CTI) and veterans when […]
Appellate Court Rules in FOIA Case Concerning FAA Hiring Changes, finds potential for government impropriety
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in Rojas v. Fed. Aviation Admin., No. 17-17349, 2019 WL 5382055 (9th Cir. Oct. 22, 2019), another Freedom of Information (FOIA) case brought against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This case regards records sought that will shed light on the FAA, and several FAA employees, alleged misconduct […]