The CTO has a long tradition of providing cost-effective training for its members. In 1985 the Programme for Development and Training  (PDT)  was formed which offers Ministries, regulatory agencies and operators around the world a dependable resource for acquiring knowledge on specific issues, through unique training and expert assistance programmes. PDT participants learn through sharing their experience with peers from other countries supported by a network of well qualified technology and industry experts.

Building on the success of PDT, the CTO also offers a wide range of bespoke training courses  for organisations across the world.