Certified Transaction Advisor
CTA Designation Requirements:
Individual must be a member in
good standing with the APMAA.
Individual must pledge to uphold
the APMAA’s Code of Ethics.
Individual must pass the online
CTA Exam with a score of 75% or better.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to prepare for
Individual must meet all CTA
Designation Maintenance Requirements.
CTA Exam Procedure:
Register online at:
APMAA’s Online University
Establish a user name/password
for the online testing system.
Pay for the via credit card.
You will need an enrollment key
to enter the test (obtained on-line on the APMAA
Member's only website)
The test must be taken within 7
days of registration.
4 hours to complete the exam.
Graded on a Pass/Fail scale with
a 75% needed to pass.
CTA Exam Overview:
100 question test consisting of
80 multiple choice and 20 true/false questions.
Legal & Regulatory Issues
Accounting & Finance
The APMAA will issues a CTA
Certificate to individuals passing the CTA exam and
meeting all other CTA requirements. Members
receiving the CTA designation are granted a limited
license to include the designation initials "CTA" or the
words "Certified Transaction Advisor" on their marketing
material (including business cards, letterhead,
Full CTA Regulations may be
found on the APMAA Member Website