Tutor Certification

American Tutoring Association's unique Tutor Certification program is quickly becoming the national standard. Our Certification process is intensive and assures parents and teachers and other tutoring organizations the tutor they are using has the content knowledge, ability to communicate and integrity to work as a private tutor.

ATA Tutor Certification consists of the following checkpoints:

  • Initial Standards Screening: Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of tutoring or teaching experience. (or ATA approved equivalent)**
  • Reference Verification: Provide two letters of recommendation from education related, professional reference. (ATA reference form or standard letter are acceptable.)
  • Three Tier Criminal Background Check: ATA, in partnership with Pinkerton Securities, runs a three tier criminal background check, including Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Registry, and Social Security Verification.
  • Completed Online Application: Includes all online application information, references, copy of highest degree earned and payment for one year’s certification.

**If you have a high school diploma or Associates Degree but have ample tutoring experience and believe you qualify for ATA Certification, you may be able to attain ATA Certification by completing our Certification Training Program. Click here for more details.

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Contact Information


Phone: 1-800-494-0670

PO Box 278
Nokesville, VA 20182