About Us   

Gatson Training Associates (GTA) was founded in 2007 by a local insurance agency owner, Tamara Gatson. Tamara received her Bachelor degree from Georgia State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Keller University. She currently holds five insurance licenses, a registered real estate appraisal license. She is an active member of National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) and Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA). The first training classes offered were continuing education courses created for existing licensed agents.

The school quickly expanded its reach, and now offers a variety of classes including continuing education and pre-licensing courses across the state. Tamara is a part-time lecturer at the University of Georgia in the Risk Management Department.

Today, GTA offers a well-rounded educational experience for insurance and real estate professionals. From the quality education course to the seasoned instructors students leave the institute prepared to reach their full potential in the insurance and real estate industry.

 

 

                  School Policies and Guidelines

The following are policies that govern the administration of any and all courses offered by Gatson Training Associates Institute:

Tuition. Tuition is due in full prior to the start of any class. Tuition includes fees for the course and materials. Tuition is non-refundable for students who have received their study materials and attended the course. Tuition is subject to change without notification.

Discounts or coupons. Discounts must be arranged in advance of class registration.

Cancellation. We do not accept cancellations, but we do allow students or companies to replace one student with another student in the same scheduled course/courses as long as this has been arranged a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) prior to the beginning of class and is requested in writing.

Refund Policy. Tuition is refundable within five (5) days of registration.

No Show. Students who do not show up for class or are late for classes will forfeit tuition.

Books and Materials. Books and materials for classes will be provided on the first day of class. Students are issued one set of books and related materials. Books are updated periodically and students are always given the latest edition. Replacement of books or materials is the responsibility of the students.

Review Courses. Students who have taken a course and wants to return for a review (audit) are welcome provided there is space available and it must be within 45 days of their original course date. The student is required to have a consultation with the instructor prior to auditing the course. A facility fee of $9.97 will be required for each day the student wishes to audit the course. As a courtesy, the student will be given access to Insurance License Now online course for 30 days. Students are asked to check with the office for availability and to register.

Cell phones must be either turned off or put on silent when entering class. Students in violation of this rule will be asked to leave class and will not be permitted to return with the cell phone. This is a major disruption to the class and will not be tolerated.

Laptops are permitted in licensing classes only. Computers are used solely for taking notes and should not be distracting to others. If these policies are violated the instructor will ask the student to remove the computer from the classroom.

Smoking is not permitted inside any of our facilities. Smoking is allowed outside of the building, but we ask that you move away from the entrances as a courtesy to other students.

Absences/Late to class. Georgia Statutes govern the hours of all insurance classes. Students must be on time or they will not be admitted to the class and will forfeit tuition.

The school is not responsible for items left in our facilities. Make sure to check that you have all of your valuables, books, etc. prior to leaving the classroom.

The above are current policies governing the operation of GTA. From time to time circumstances will require that new policies be added. All students should read and become familiar with these policies.