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.

Mission & Goals

ACTI's mission is to advocate for preferential hiring for CTI graduates, promote government accountability, and ensure FAA maintains a pool of highly qualified candidates.

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ACTI advocates for its 26 Member Institutions which represent a broad and diverse student body.

Our Members


ACTI is an active participant in the legislative, judicial, and executive system, adovating for transparency, accountability, and ensuring the best qualified candidates are selected, saving tax-payer money and ensuring public safety.

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Latest Posts

2018 Conference

The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions’ (ACTI) annual conference was held on September 25, 2018, at The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

Federal District Court Reverses Dismissal of CTI Discrimination Lawsuit

The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions is pleased to announce that a federal Court has reversed a previous Court decision dismissing portions of the CTI discrimination suit. The lawsuit will now proceed.  The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in favor of the Plaintiff (a CTI graduate) in the case that challenges […]

Reason Foundation Supports CTI, Denounces Hiring Process as “bizarre”

The Reason Foundation, as part of the Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter, has published an article that discusses the separation of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization as well as criticizes the changes the FAA made to the hiring process. Further Thoughts on a Separate Air Traffic Organization Last month’s article on a near-term reform that […]

ACTI Presents WEBB Award to Hon. LoBiondo, Hultgren, Lipinski

Since its inception in early 2014, the Association of Collegiate Training Institutions, ACTI, has sought to unify FAA certificated colleges and universities with one voice of advocacy for our ATC students & graduates in pursuit of their career aspirations as motivated, dedicated air traffic control specialists.  In that spirit of commitment to safety, efficiency and […]