Pre-Trip Authorization System Training

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Course Overview

UC Travel Center’s Pre Trip Authorization (PTA) System is the only way to pay for direct-billed airfare for UCLA, UC Merced and UCOP business travel. This short e-learning course will cover step-by-step instructions on how to create a PTA for employees, non-employees or yourself.


Through a detailed screencast video of the PTA site, trainees will learn:

  • How to access and login the PTA site
  • How to create a new PTA request
  • How to add travelers
  • How to enter Full Accounting Unit (FAU) numbers
  • How to enter flight information
  • How to submit a PTA request
  • How to email a PTA to a travel agent

Course Requirements

  • A valid, 9-digit campus Logon ID and password
  • Internet access
  • FAU number

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