NTA Certification Affiliate Program (NTACA)
NTA Certification Affiliate Program (NTACA) offers a streamlined process to training and certifying tutors. This FREE program is only available to learning centers who are actively training tutors through the Crossroads of Learning Learning Center Affiliate program (see below). Certification affiliates are authorized to process some elements of the NTA Basic, Intermediate or Advanced tutor certification. Anyone seeking certification/membership who is associated with an NTACA may apply for both membership and certification at the prevailing NTACA fee, currently just $35. Also see our Procedures and Guidelines for individuals for requirements at different levels.
If the NTACA does not collect and verify criminal background checks (or proof of teaching employment in states that require a background check), the applicant will be responsible for that charge as specified here.
For more information on the NTA Certification Affiliate program, please refer to theProgram Fact Sheet, Program Outline and the Application/Agreement. Please contact the NTA at 863.529.5206 or ntatutor@AOL.com to apply for affiliate approval.
Crossroads of Learning – Learning Center Affiliate Program
A separate Learning Center Affiliate Program from Crossroads of Learning (CLLCA) qualifiesorganizations to receive monthly progress report on tutors enrolled in the on-line training program. They may also enroll staff in the Train-the-Trainer program leading to NTA Tutor Trainer Certification and streamlined and reduced cost tutor certification. For more information please visit Crossroads of Learning.
Certification by Training or Assessment
The "Tutoring Foundations" online training program, offered by Crossroads of Learning, is self-paced, self-scheduled, and estimated to require approximately 15 to 20 learner hours for each of the three modules, 45-60 hours for the comprehensive program. Learners may begin working minutes after on-line registration. Each learner is supervised by an NTA Master Tutor who reviews and responds to course work. Completion of the program qualifies graduates to apply for certification. Learn more.
The "Tutor Skills Test, also offered by Crossroads of Learning ,may be taken at the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced levels or as a Comprehensive battery. Registrants may begin the two hour time limit, essay question exam at any time. Tests are reviewed by NTA Master Tutors, and a summary evaluation is provided to employers with registrant approval. Successful completion of the assessment also satisfies requirements to apply for certification.Learn more.
Continuing Education Units
Upon successful completion of on-line training, learners are qualified to receive continuing education units (CEUs) granted from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, two for each module, or six for the entire curriculum. CEUs may be used by teachers and administrative staff to maintain credentials or satisfy professional development requirements. A $60 processing fee per application applies and a bachelors degree or above is required. More information on CEUs is available at 800.340.1099, www.fielding.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org