Training and Education

The GTA Learning Academy is our learning management system that streamlines our training registration process, allows users to access virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and instructor-led training (ILT), help supervisors be well-informed about their team's training goals, helps administrators manage training events, and enables reporting on training events.

Why should you use the Learning Academy?

Learners

  • Set various personal preferences in the system and change your own password
  • View the catalog of self-paced, VILT and ILT courses
  • Conduct simple and advanced searches of the course catalog and browse the catalog by category options
  • Access VILT and register for ILT
  • Self-register for courses and track approvals and completions
  • Add completed, external training to your training history
  • Access your enrollments, training history, and printable certificates of completion

Supervisors and managers

  • Approve or deny enrollments for which you are the approver
  • Map your direct report to their learning plan or individual development plan (IDP), assignments and enrollments, and track progress
  • View online or classroom training and make recommendations
  • View a direct report's current and completed courses and certificates of completion
  • View training history, learning plans, external training, and current enrollments of your direct reports

More about your training

The GTA Learning Academy is open to state of Georgia employees. Use of the Learning Academy requires that you have an active login ID and password.

State employees without an active login ID and password for GTA's learning management system may request access by selecting "create an account" on the GTA Learning Academy sign-in page. See the application guide below for additional information. Access will be provided within 72 business hours.

If you already have access to the Learning Academy, log in and enroll in a course. Some courses may require additional approval from the course administrator or your supervisor.

Class enrollment policy

All GTA training classes have a minimum number of enrollees unless otherwise indicated. GTA reserves the right to cancel and reschedule a class that does not meet the minimum requirement of five enrollees. Cancellation will occur three business days before the start of class, and an email notification will be sent to registered enrollees.

Training attendance policy

GTA training classes begin and end at the scheduled time. To be respectful of instructors and other class participants, please arrive on time. If you are running late or will be absent on the day of training, email the GTA training and education team at gtatraining@gta.ga.gov.

Class drop policy

All GTA training class registrations close three business days before the start of class. To withdraw from a class, log in to the Learning Academy and select the class from "my courses." Select "unenroll" at the top of the page to drop the class. If enrollment has closed or expired, contact the administrator, whose name is located on the class information page.

After registration period is closed

If you request to drop a course after the registration period is closed, you will be considered a "no show." You will receive a notification if you accumulate a total of three "no shows." After the fourth "no show," GTA will automatically remove you from the program.

In the event of an emergency

If you have to drop a course after the registration period is closed due to an emergency, submit your cancellation to the GTA training and education team at gtatraining@gta.ga.gov and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Course title and date
  • Reason for late drop

Course materials

Unless otherwise stated, no course materials will be distributed in class, so be sure to download them from the Learning Academy website and bring them with you.

Location

Courses scheduled at a GTA training facility will be held at 47 Trinity Avenue Southwest in Atlanta on either the ground or seventh floor. Please be prepared to show your state or other photo ID to security personnel when you enter the building.

Parking

Paid parking is available at the Pete Hackney parking deck at 162 Jesse Hill, Junior Drive in Atlanta. Public parking is also available on Washington Street between Trinity Avenue and Memorial Drive.

Break room

A break room with vending machines, microwaves, and refrigerators is available for your use on the first floor. In addition, a cafeteria is located nearby at 244 Washington Street.

Attire

Appropriate business attire is suggested. Since temperatures in the classrooms may vary widely, we also suggest dressing to accommodate those fluctuations.

If you have other questions, email them to the GTA training and education team at gtatraining@gta.ga.gov.