The CBTA (Competency-Based Training & Assessment) Center Recognition Awards recognize CBTA Center who've created a productive and positive learning environment by:

  • promoting innovation and developing new concepts and ideas that contribute to digitalization and sustainability;
  • ensuring effective delivery of training programs for excellence.

The program has two categories:

  • Best Innovation Award
  • Best Performance Award

For more information, kindly refer to the CBTA Center Recognition Awards terms and conditions

The recognition award winners are announced during the annual CBTA Center Conference. The CBTA Center Conference aims to bring representatives together from various CBTA Centers to discuss and share best practices, challenges, and opportunities in the field of competency-based training and assessment approach.  

Check out what happened at the CBTA Center Conference 2024:

The next conference will take place in March 2025 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Best Innovation Award

It recognizes CBTA Centers that have implemented the most innovative training solution to showcase and encourage other CBTA Centers to adopt similar strategies to improve the quality of their training solutions and learner experience.


Criteria & Terms:

  • Participation is voluntary and free of charge.
  • Submission of Application Form within the given deadline.
  • The Jury evaluates the applications.
  • Maximum Two (2) winners are selected.

The Evaluation Criteria:

  • Eligibility of the application
  • Completeness of the solution
  • Robustness of the solution
  • Development and implementation strategy
  • Innovativeness of the idea


2023 Winners

The Best Performance Award

It recognizes CBTA Centers that have demonstrated exceptional effectiveness in their training and desired results connected to employee competencies and improved business outcomes.


Criteria & Terms:

  • Participation is voluntary and free of charge.
  • Measured via IATA’s online CBTA Center Training Satisfaction Survey
  • Feedback from at least 20% of the trained students.
  • Responses to the survey are kept confidential and anonymous.
  • Global Best Performer and 5 Regional Best Performers.

The Evaluation Criteria:

  • Instructor / Trainer performance
  • Course content / materials
  • Student’s experience


2023 Winners

The CBTA Center Recognition Award winners will benefit from the following:

  • Promotion on IATA Social Media Channels (Linkedin, Instagram etc)
  • Visibility on IATA’s webpage
  • Receive the ‘Certificate of Recognition’
  • Privilege of using the CBTA Center Award Winner stamps
  • Opportunity to participate as panelist/speaker in the IATA Events

Contact the IATA Certification team to become CBTA Center certified.