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Certification Policies


Certification Oversight Committee

The Certification Oversight Committeecomprised of professionals from the corporate renewal industryis responsible for overseeing all CTA and CTP activities independent of the TMA Board of Directors. These activities include establishing and upholding standards for initial certification, recertification and continuing education, issuing certificates to individuals who meet these standards, and establishing and maintaining a disciplinary process for CTAs and CTPs.

Standards Subcommittee

The Standards Subcommittee of the Certification Oversight Committee is responsible for upholding certification standards as set forth by the Certification Oversight Committee. This includes reviewing, approving, rejecting, or deferring applications for certification, establishing and maintaining ethical and professional standards for certified professionals, and implementing appropriate disciplinary actions against CTAs and CTPs who have violated the standards.

Important Documents

CTA and CTP applicants and candidates should familiarize themselves with the following documents:

Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations of the TMA Certification Program is a document that outlines the structure and function of the program’s governing body, the policies and procedures for applying for, obtaining, and renewing certification, the disciplinary and appeals process, and the responsibilities of applicants, TMA staff, and the Certification Oversight Committee and its subcommittees.

Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is a set of guidelines for conduct in the crisis management and corporate renewal industry and CTAs and CTPs must agree, in writing, to abide by these Canons and Ethical Standards upon initial certification and annually.


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