Travel Industry Certification Programs

Travel Industry

Certification Programs

Now is the time to get your travel agent certification! You’re good at what you do, and you know it.  Your repeat clients know it or they wouldn’t trust you with their hard-earned vacation dollars and their travel dreams. Your co-workers know it or they wouldn’t come to you for suggestions and help. Your company knows it because you are a producing team member. BUT, do new customers know it? Do your suppliers and vendors know it? Do other counselors know it when you are at trade shows and other industry events?

It isn’t just “letters after your name” they are a statement about who you are and the commitment you have made to your career. Customers like dealing with a recognized professional, and having earned a CTA , CTC or CTIE will let them know you are serious about what you do.


Certified Travel Associate

CTA Travel Industry Certification

Designed for professionals who have at least 12-months of travel agent experience – but open to all professionals no matter how long they have been in the industry. The Certified Travel Associate (CTA) focuses on those fundamental skills that you use on a daily basis – selling skills, customer service skills, destination knowledge and communication skills. A foundation to your daily tasks, the CTA certification is also the foundation to seeking further certification opportunities with The Travel Institute.

The new curriculum was written by subject matter experts and covers 15 critical areas of study designed to teach you how to be the very best travel professional. The learning experience is in-depth, thought-provoking, and delivered in a variety of blended learning formats. The new CTA program is a practical, real-life approach to your on-the-job success.

Start your journey, register for the CTA today!

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Certified Travel Counselor

CTC Travel Industry CertificationWith a strong foundation laid – it is time to strive for the pinnacle of professionalism – the Certified Travel Counselor (CTC.) Recognized as the gold standard in the travel industry for more than 50 years, the CTC program has been totally rebuilt with fresh content and, for your convenience, all the material is accessible online 24/7. The course focuses on management skills that today’s travel professionals need to be successful. It features a series of short, engaging online modules as well as industry-focused White Papers.

Becoming a finer professional is just a click away!

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Certified Travel Industry Executive

CTIE Travel Industry CertificationFor certification with an emphasis on leadership, we are proud to offer the Certified Travel Industry Executive. The new Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) program has been rebuilt with new content and is accessible online 24/7. The course focuses on the critical skills that today’s leaders need to succeed. It features a series of short, engaging online video modules as well as industry-focused White Papers. Short quizzes throughout reinforce the learning objectives.

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*Certified Travel Associates (CTAs), Certified Travel Counselors (CTCs) and Certified Travel Industry Executives (CTIEs) are required to earn a minimum of ten Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per year to maintain their certification. In addition to being a member of The Travel Institute, our CEU requirement is an effective way to master new skills, expand product knowledge, remain current on industry trends, and continue to develop your role as a travel professional.

Earn Credentials that Matter in the World of Travel
Customers seek out true professionals with established credentials. From the people who cut their hair to the people that do their taxes – a travel industry professional is preferred. Professionally, you already are involved with consortia and industry organizations like ASTA that demand a certain level of standards. You can take the additional step to be recognized for the true professional you are – start the journey today!