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TMA Global Certification and Education: Gain a Competitive Edge

Leader Board: Jeffrey C. Hampton

TMA certification and education are two of the many ways that TMA as an organization provides such enormous value to its members. There is simply no place better than TMA in our turnaround and restructuring industry for unrivaled and exceptional certification and educational programs.

TMA offers two unique and distinctive certifications for turnaround professionals: the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and the Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA). Earning either of these designations demonstrates your commitment, competency, and expertise in the corporate renewal industry, distinguishes you from your professional colleagues, and raises your stature in the corporate renewal industry to gain a competitive edge. The CTP and CTA designations are convincing and compelling indicators to clients, judges, and referral sources that the professional has both demonstrated technical proficiency over course material vital to the turnaround profession and possesses significant experience leading restructurings.

TMA’s CTP program is indisputably the preeminent and most distinguished and well-respected advanced certification and the leading designation in the restructuring industry. The proficiency in financial, operational, and legal elements of a turnaround that the CTP program provides is simply unparalleled. The CTP designation is intended for seasoned practitioners who have a proven track record and years of experience in working with companies or large business units that are in financial crisis,

TMA’s CTA program is a knowledge-based certification designed for individuals who have not yet acquired the necessary experience to obtain the CTP designation, or for non-practitioners looking to equip themselves with the skills essential for corporate renewal work, such as private equity and hedge fund professionals who have portfolio companies in financial distress.

The TMA educational programs and offerings are unequaled. The TMA education content on our website at turnaround.org includes TMA Learning LinkTM, which provides best-in-class content and information available to all TMA members on topics important to our community in the turnaround, restructuring, and corporate renewal industry, including Journal of Corporate Renewal articles and columns, TMA Global and regional conference videos, TMA Talks podcasts, and TMA webinars.

TMA also offers three Body of Knowledge books developed in conjunction with university faculty and industry practitioners on Accounting and Finance, Legal Principles, and Management. These books are valuable tools in helping professionals increase their skill sets and apply the principles of corporate renewal to real-world situations. They are invaluable resources for practitioners to gain a professional edge within a competitive industry.

TMA also partners with Wall Street Prep— the trusted training provider for the world’s top investment banks, private equity firms, Fortune 1000 companies, and business schools—to provide TMA members with a 20% discount on Wall Street Prep courses and boot camps on topics that include 13-week cash flow modeling and restructuring modeling.

TMA’s webinar series, Turnaround Square, serves as a place of gathering, learning, and thought leadership on a wide range of topics specific to the restructuring and turnaround industry and are always free to TMA members. TMA webinars have been a mainstay of TMA educational offerings since the onset of COVID. I was serving as TMA Global Vice President of Education at that time, and in March 2020, we quickly pivoted to creating and presenting TMA webinars every two weeks. While in-person events are back, member feedback on these virtual gatherings shows that these programs continue to be a valuable member benefit.

As always, I welcome you to connect with me on LinkedIn, and please contact me anytime at jvanhorn@btlaw.com.

We are #bettertogether and forever #TMAProud.

James E. Van Horn

James E. Van Horn

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

James “Jim” E. Van Horn is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency law and compliance and monitorships. He works with senior management, investors, creditors, and other stakeholders in matters ranging from out-of-court workouts and prepackaged and prearranged Chapter 11 reorganizations to cram down plans of reorganization and sales of substantially all assets. Van Horn holds an MBA in finance and is a CPA, a CIRA, and a Certified Valuation Analyst. 

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