The Certified Travel Associate (CTA) focuses on those “nuts and bolts” skills that you use on a daily basis – selling, customer service, and communication. You will also gain knowledge of destinations and niche markets. The CTA is also the first step to earning the coveted CTC designation.
Although you need to have 18 months industry experience to earn the CTA, you can begin your studies at any time.
The CTA consists of twelve courses – eight core courses that are common to everyone who pursues the certification, and your choice of four elective courses to help personalize the CTA experience. Armed with this training, your already sharp skills will be refined to perfection.
March 12, 1 p.m. EST – Learn More about the CTA Certification
Patty Noonan, CTC (pictured), will explain how front line travel professionals can learn how to close more sales, improve efficiency, expand geography knowledge and fine-tune customer service skills, all while earning widely recognized industry credentials.
Enrolling is easy … and can fit into ANY budget
We have the options that fit into your lifestyle and budget. For the professional on the go or the tech-savvy individual, you can have study materials as mobile as you by choosing the PDF format and you can study on your computer or electronic reader. If you are more comfortable with a book that you can highlight, mark, and quickly return to as a reference, that option is also available – just choose the version that you like best.
While certification has a cost, it need not be a burden. You can pay for your materials and testing in full, or enjoy the convenience of a 12-month interest-free payment plan. The choice is yours.
The CTA is an ideal way to demonstrate your dedication to your career, your professionalism to your co-workers and clients, and to raise your status in the industry. Don’t you deserve that recognition? Start to earn that well-deserved certification today.
Experienced? Why not Test-Out?
If you are a travel professional with at least two years of experience, you can demonstrate your knowledge by choosing our popular CTA Test-Only option. By relying on your experience in selling and servicing your customers, you can “test out” and take the same test as those enrolled in the full program and be eligible to earn same industry-recognized certification. Your experience counts for something … use it to earn your CTA.
Ready to test? Got anxiety?
We can help. Join Mark McMullen, CTC on April 3, 2014 or June 5, 2014 at Noon EST for a session that will discuss the CTA test and what it is like, provide information about choosing your proctor and requesting your test. The registration fee for either of these sessions is $19.99 and you can pay and reserve your place by completing this form.
The CTA program can be completed in 3 to 6 months; however, candidates have a full year (12 months) to complete their studies and test. Many students choose to study independent study, but they may also opt to attend a CTA Workshop for a final review and to test. For more information about available CTA Workshops contact Patty Noonan, CTC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No need to “Go It Alone”
Our Fall Online CTA Study Group dates has been announced. Join us starting September 4, 2014 at Noon EST for an nine-week study group covering the eight CTA Core Courses and a CTA Test-Prep session facilitated by Mark McMullen, CTC. The cost of the study group is $99 and you can register to save your place today.
Did time run out on your plans to earn the CTA?
Time does have a habit of getting away from us … and the best laid plans to finish your CTA sometimes just slip away. Never fear, The Travel Institute has the CTA Restart Program to help you get back on track to completing your certification.
For a fee of $150 you can get the current study materials in PDF format – including your choice of electives – and another full 12 months to finish your studies and take the test. (Materials in traditional book format are also an available for $250 plus shipping.)
We can’t stop time, but we can restart the clock on your goal to earn the CTA!
Cancellations/Refunds: CTA candidates wishing to withdraw are entitled to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee, provided they return their original study materials in saleable condition along with a written request for withdrawal within 30 days of their enrollment. After 30 days, no refunds will be given. Programs downloaded are non-refundable.