Welcome to the 2017 CTP and CTA Directory!
Enclosed you will find a listing of all current CTPs (Certified Turnaround Professional) and CTAs
(Certified Turnaround Analyst).*
As the president of the TMA Certification Oversight Committee, I must apologize to the airline and
hotel industry. For CTP and CTA candidates studying for and taking the body of knowledge exams,
there will be no more airline flights and no more hotel stays just to take the Management, Accounting & Finance, and Legal Principles exams.
We've gone high-tech folks and, if you want to take the online exams in your slippers and bathrobes,
more power to you. (Although for the sake of our online exam proctors, as the saying goes: just
because you can, doesn't mean you should.)
The CTP/CTA Body of Knowledge books, available in digital or printed formats, have been re-written
by expert/industry veteran CTPs to bring the content up-to-date with a focus on what professionals
need to know to gain new engagements. The new online exams were developed with the assistance
of professional exam developers and expert CTPs to create an objective multiple choice exam that
provides immediate pass/fail scoring. You can do everything remotely: buy the Body of Knowledge
("BOK") books, study the materials, and take the proctored tests on your webcam-enabled computer. We will also add BOK online learning courses to complete our offering.
For the candidate, this is a great time saver. It gives you the flexibility to study when you can while
not impacting your client work. Exams are proctored electronically through the camera on your computer to protect the integrity of the program, and can be taken at your convenience and 100 percent
remotely with an internet connection. Passing the tests and submitting some simplified paperwork
will complete the CTA. Then, experienced and qualified professionals can be immediately considered
for the CTP designation.
For firm leaders and partners, you can support your employees in their professional development
goals without a loss of billable hours. Or use the CTA exam as a new hire skills diagnostic tool. The
CTA/CTP becomes an outsourced training program for your entire firm while providing a great benefit
for your team as you showcase your firm as a leader in the industry. (And it's not just for turnaround
practitioners, the CTA is great for lenders, attorneys, and appraisers.)
Matthew English, CTP
2017 TMA Certification Oversight Committee President
Matthew English, CTP is a Managing Director at Arch + Beam, a turnaround and restructuring firm
based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an experienced strategy, operations and turnaround
consultant having worked for numerous middle-market and multi-national companies in and out of
bankruptcy. His journey to become a CTP took him through a lengthy process - from CTA to leading
turnarounds to CTP. He did (unfortunately) lose a lot of billable hours getting his CTP, so he's
pleased that the COC team has worked countless hours to launch the great new and efficient