The CTLA® is a 3-day course designed to provide the knowledge and skills to become a lead auditor who is able to independently conduct ANSI/TIA-942 conformity audits. The course contains lectures and a variety of business cases and testing the aspiring auditor for his/her auditing capabilities. Lead auditors will determine the conformity or nonconformity of a data center to the requirements of the ANSI/TIA-942. As such, the examination is one of the toughest exams in the data center industry.
The CTLA® is part of the Standards/Compliance training track.
The audience for this course is any professional who aspires to become a TIA-942 Lead Auditor. Please note that the CTLA® certification does not allow the person to conduct a third-party audit and issue statements/letters/certificates unless he/she works for a TIA Accredited Licensed Certification Body and meets the other obligations as laid down in the auditor accreditation rules of TIA.
Participants must possess:
After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
Describe the ANSI/TIA-942 audit scheme
Describe the different certification programs
Define an ANSI/TIA-942 audit program
Review design drawings for conformity to the standard
Judge audit evidence to be a CAT-1, CAT-2, OFI, RFI
Create an audit report that conforms to TIA requirements
Review a CAR – Corrective Action Report
Understand the requirements and process for issuing certificates
Describe the requirements for certification maintenance
TIA-942 Accreditation Scheme
Audit and Certification Process
Rating Levels Audit Criteria
Recap on Nonconformity Classification
Site Location & Architectural Audit
Fire Safety Audit
Physical Security Audit
Preparing and Distributing the Audit Report
Certification and Certification Maintenance
The CTLA® course is lectured by an EPI Certified Instructor using a combination of lectures, question-and-answer
sessions and business case studies simulating an audit engagement.
The CTLA® course is approximately 80% hands-on and 20% lecture. Participants are able to tap into the trainer’s
extensive audit experience to enable them to understand how to effectively and efficiently run an audit, thus adding
CTLA® course is available in the following delivery methods:
To be awarded the CTLA®, the candidate must meet two criteria. The first is the successful completion of the business cases during the training, the result will be available within 14 days. The second is a 60-minute closed-book exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions, whereby 32 correct answers are required to pass.
Candidates who successfully complete the business case and pass the exam will receive the official ‘Certified TIA-942 Lead Auditor’ certificate.
The CTLA® certificate is issued for the ANSI/TIA-942 version current at the time, which the candidate tested for. The certificate itself does not expire and stays relevant for the stated ANSI/TIA-942 version, and is subject to auditors regulation as per TIA.
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