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

FAA Denies Records Concerning Diversity Data Exists

The Federal Aviation Administration has responded to the Association’s first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which sought diversity data concerning previous hiring bids. The request specifically sought 2015 Final Offer Letter information. The FAA had previously released the diversity information for the 2014 Bid to another requestor. Now, the agency claims that no records […]

CTI Graduate wins Archie League Award

ACTI congratulates this CTI graduate who recently received the prestigious Archie League award for an ATC save in Alaska. ” When a fighter jet lost an engine over the Bering Sea last summer, the quick thinking of an Anchorage air traffic controller hundreds of miles away helped bring two U.S. Marine pilots home safe, […]

2017 Conference

The Association of Collegiate Training Institutions’ (ACTI) annual conference was held on September 12, 2017, at the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center.  

ACTI Begins Submitting Freedom of Information Act Requests

ACTI announces that it has begun submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ACTI will submit requests for the purpose of gathering more information concerning the hiring process, the previous process, the changes, and the results. ACTI will use the information gathered to research the changes and the results and […]