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CTA exam guide
Become a Certified Transaction Advisor
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APMAA Members are eligible to earn the prestigious Certified Transaction Advisor (CTA) designation.  The CTA designation can be earned entirely online and takes advantage of the APMAA’s Online University educational and testing system.  This secure system is based on the same software used by many leading university across the country.

Earning Certification is an excellent opportunity for business brokers and intermediaries to demonstrate their professional expertise, commitment to high ethical standards, and dedication to our profession. Additionally, the CTA designation is a significant step in assisting the general public in evaluating your professional credentials.


To become certified, members must pass a comprehensive online exam.  The test was rigorously developed by industry experts and covers topics in the following areas:
  • Contracts
  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • Professional Standards
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Valuation

For a limited time, the certification test is being offered at a cost of only $249 dollars.  

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