Why be a CTA?
The CTA Program is more than training; it is an industry-recognized certification. Everyone who completes the program will receive a credential that can be used on business cards, email signatures and name tags to denote their commitment to our destination and their pride in it.
The program also provides ongoing education on relevant industry topics and networking opportunities at area attractions and districts, as well as exclusive offers from area businesses.
What’s in it for you?
- Provides a meaningful credential
- Increased business, higher tips
- Builds valuable skills
- Career advancement
- Networking opportunities
- Receive regular advice & updates
- Rewards and incentives
How do I become a CTA?
Every certification program requires successful completion of a core curriculum. The following recaps the requirements to earn the CTA designation:
- Complete required reading
- Attend half-day classroom session
- Complete learning assignments
- Complete open-book examination
Upon successful completion, participants will earn the Certified Tourism Ambassador™ designation and receive a CTA certificate and lapel pin.
An annual renewal process of certification is also necessary to maintain your certification.
There is a one-time non-refundable, non-transferable application fee of $49 per person and an annual renewal fee of $15 (if you renew by October 31st; $25 between November 1st and January 31st).