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The TAP (Travel Agent Proficiency) Test
For many individuals, the Travel Agent Proficiency or TAP test is the first step towards professional recognition. Often included at the end of entry-level training programs, the TAP test allows candidates to demonstrate that they have mastered the basics of the travel industry – selling skills, basic geography, and the items/products sold by travel counselors.
The TAP test is a proctored* test consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are given two hours to complete the test.
TAP Test Registration: The cost of the TAP test is $90. You can pay for the test and provide The Travel Institute with the testing date and proctor information by completing the Test Registration and Purchase Form.
PENN FOSTER STUDENTS: If you have prepared for the TAP test through your studies with Penn Foster Career School, please visit your “My Courses” page and download the Proctor Acceptance Form. That form should be returned to Penn Foster. They will advise The Travel Institute the delivery instructions for your test.
TRIPKit Purchasers: If you have prepared for the TAP test through your studies of the TRIPKit, your test fee is included in your purchase. You should request your test by completing our regular Test Request Form and choosing “Other” for the type of test, and then “TAP Test for TRIPKit purchasers” from the test drop-down list.
*Proctor Requirements: A test proctor is required for this test. The proctor is someone chosen by the candidate, and their responsibility it to be sure that the candidate isn’t using any books, notes or reference materials while testing. The proctor chosen should be a) over 21, b) not related to the candidate, and c) not currently preparing to take the TAP test themselves.