CTC – Credentials that Matter in the World of Travel

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If you are a CTA* with at least five years of experience, then make this the year you take the next step and enroll in the ALL NEW Certified Travel Counselor Program (CTC).

Recognized as the gold standard in the travel industry for 50 years, the new CTC program has been totally rebuilt with fresh content. All the course material is accessible online 24/7 for your convenience.

The new CTC curriculum is a blended learning model offering multiple media formats, customizable learning experiences and an engaging learning environment. In addition to the 10 common core courses that all CTC candidates receive, you will be able to customize your learning experience and advance your expertise by choosing one of the following five majors. Click each one for more information.

Each major will give you access to the following:

  • Interactive online courses with short quizzes throughout to check your mastery of the material.
  • Audio podcasts from recognized leaders inside and outside the travel industry.
  • White papers and case studies related to your chosen major.


PattyNsqMay 13 – 3 p.m. EDTThe NEW CTC … Credentials that Matter in the World of Travel
Join Patty Noonan, CTC (pictured) for a presentation on the new CTC and how the new course offerings are designed to help you meet your immediate professional needs and future goals.

One of the final criteria for earning your CTC is submitting a white paper for approval. This paper is often one of the highlights of the experience, and you may find that your paper gets chosen to be shared as a benefit to all members of The Travel Institute (with your permission). Just think: certification AND fame as part of the CTC process!

For many, earning the CTC is a career-changing experience. You will learn how to grow your business while earning widely-recognized industry credentials. And for many CTC graduates, increased profits also follow.


Check It Out!
Can’t make Patty’s session? See what the CTC is all about and the options we have to personalize the CTC experience in our CTC video!


Enrolling is easy … and can fit into ANY budget

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.

Click here to choose your major and pay in full for $495.00.
Click here to choose your major and the 12-month payment plan for $41.25 per month.

The CTC program can be completed in about nine months, however, candidates have 12 months to complete testing and their white paper.

Did time run out on your plans to earn the CTC?

close up of red closk with legs running on white backgroundTime does have a habit of getting away from us … and the best laid plans to finish your CTC sometimes just slip away. Never fear, The Travel Institute has the CTC Restart Program to help you get back on track to completing your certification.

For a fee of $199 you can get access to the current study materials online – including your choice of major (see above) – and another full 12 months to finish your studies, test and write your paper.

We can’t stop time, but we can restart the clock on your goal to earn the CTC!

Cancellations/Refunds: CTC candidates wishing to withdraw within 30 days are entitled to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. After 30 days, no refunds will be given.

*If you want to earn the CTC, have more than five years experience, but haven’t yet earned the required CTA certification, our CTC Fast Track Program is the answer. Included in the CTC FastTrack registration is a reduced fee for taking the CTA test. Once you have registered and passed the CTA test, you may immediately begin the CTC studies. Note: Materials for the CTA test are not provided as seasoned travel professionals draw on their experience to pass this test of basic selling skills, customer service skills and destination knowledge.