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2018 NATCA Academy Schedule

If you are interested in attending any NATCA Academy courses, please visit the NATCA Membership Portal to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact NATCA’s training manager.

2018 NATCA Academy Schedule

Representative Training I (formerly BRT)

  • Sept. 24-28, Las Vegas
  • Dec. 3-7, Las Vegas


  • Oct. 15-17, Warrenton, Va.

Training Review Board

  • Sept. 11-13, Las Vegas

Secretary/Treasurer Training

  • Sept. 11-12, Las Vegas
  • Dec. 4-5, Las Vegas

Basic Legislative Activism Training

  • Sept. 11-12, Las Vegas

Advanced Legislative Activism Training

  • Nov. 27-29, Washington, D.C.


  • Nov. 15-16, Las Vegas
Safety Advocacy Training (SAT)
  • December 10 – 11, Washington, D.C.


2019 NATCA Academy Schedule

**Please note that this schedule is tentative pending budget approval and hotel availability.


Representative Training I  (RTI)

  • January 14 – 18, 2019
  • March 4 – 8, 2019
  • April 29 – May 3, 2019
  • October 7 – 11, 2019
  • December 2 – 6, 2019


Safety Advocacy Training (SAT)

  • April 30 – May 1, 2019
  • October 8 – 9, 2019

Secretary Treasury Training (STT)

  • Feb. 20 – 21, 2019
  • April 9 – 10, 2019
  • September 4 – 5, 2019
  • December 3 – 4, 2019


Training Review Board (TRB)

**Combined class with the Agency; final dates TBD

  • Week of November 26, 2018
  • Week of January 28, 2019
  • Week of February 24, 2019
  • Week of March 18, 2019
  • Week of April 8, 2019
  • Week of September 9, 2019


Federal Contract Tower (FCT)

  • November 13 – 14, 2019


Legislative Activism Training (LAT)

  • Feb 20 – 21, 2019
  • April 9 – 10, 2019
  • September 4 – 5, 2019


Advanced Legislative Activism Training (ALAT)

  • April 16 – 18, 2019
  • November 19 – 21, 2019



  • November 13 – 14, 2019



  • March 4 – 6, 2019
  • October 21 – 23, 2019


Drug and Alcohol Training (DAT)

  • April 24 – 25, 2019


Pre Arbitration Review (PAR)

  • May 7 – 9, 2019


TO REGISTERPlease click here to reach the NATCA Membership Portal

Once you have logged in, select “NATCA Academy” from the quick links. Then, select “2018 courses.” If you need any help with registration, contact the Coordinator for your region. Registrants will be notified within 35 days from the course start date of their status for the course. 

If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, notify NATCA Training Manager Carolyn Kamara immediately at 800-266-0895, ext. 4854. If you do not cancel by the Thursday preceding the class, your local will be billed for the cost of your cancellation, in accordance with NATCA Standing Rule F-17.*

Do not book air travel or make plans to attend any NATCA Academy training without prior approval from your Facility Representative, RVP, or the Administrative Assistant in your region.

*Refer to the National Constitution Standing Rules Policy and Position Statements for a full explanation of all standing rules.


Advanced Representative Training

This 3 ½ day course begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday ending at noon on Thursday. The Advanced Representative Training (ART) course, similar to Representative Training I (formerly BRT) is Labor Relations (LR) centric. ART will provide more in-depth instruction on LR related materials covering some of the same modules that are taught in the BRT. Attendee participation is a must. Attendees must also bring a laptop to the class. There are seven (7) LR related modules presented in this class. There will be a question and answer period when the class is completed. Please come prepared to learn.

There also is a pre-class reading homework assignment that is required to be completed prior to the class.

The modules covered in this class include:

  • LR Research Techniques and Resources
  • Flagrant Misconduct
  • Principles of Effective Negotiations
  • NATCA Local Building
  • Prevailing at Arbitration
  • Responding to a Disciplinary/Adverse Action
  • ULPs

This class also contains workshops and role-plays.

Prerequisites: Basic FacRep Training (BRT)

Training duration: Three and one-half days

Arrive: Sunday or Monday in time for class start time at 8:30 a.m.
Depart: Thursday after 2 p.m.

What to bring: Pen/highlighter, notepad, laptop

***Please do not book air travel or make plans to attend any NATCA Academy training without prior approval from your Facility Representative, RVP or the Administrative Assistant in your region.***

Secretary/Treasurer Training


  • Improve knowledge of NATCA, DOL, and IFS rules
  • Understand the importance of strict record keeping
  • Consistent financial record keeping of locals
  • Provide written documentation for financial guidelines

Prerequisite: None

Class Duration: One and one-half days. The course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon the following day.

What to bring: Pen/highlighter, notepad, laptop.

***Please do not book air travel or make plans to attend any NATCA Academy training without prior approval***



Basic Representative Training (BRT)

Advanced Representative Training (ART)

Secretary/Treasurer Training (STT)

Federal Contract Tower Training (FCT)

Arbitration Advocate Training I (AAT-I)

Arbitration Advocate Training II (AAT-II)

Drug and Alcohol Training (DAT)

Training Review Board (TRB)

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)

Basic Legislative Activism Training (LAT)

Advanced Legislative Activism Training (Advanced LAT)


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