Certified Tour Professional Program

Packaged travel professionals who obtain, and maintain, their CTP designation demonstrate to the industry that they are experienced, knowledgeable and motivated professionals who care about the industry and the colleagues with whom they work. The CTP is considered the hallmark of professional competency and excellence in the packaged travel industry.

With the CTP program, you are doing more than taking a few courses. You are learning from a program that was developed by and for packaged travel professionals. It is customized to meet your specific needs. And, more than that, it is ongoing. With the program, professionals stay current with the industry through recertification of their CTP every five years.

NTA's CTP program was the first of its kind for packaged travel, established nearly 30 years ago. Today, it is still the best, most specialized and comprehensive program in the industry.

Start along your path to continuing education today by achieving the CTP designation. 

NEW FOR 2015
The CTP Program is currently being retooled and will re-launched in 2015. If you are interested in earning your CTP certification after the re-launch, please email Phillip Strunk (

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For more information, please contact

Phillip Strunk

Education and Research Manager  


"I chose to be part of the charter class of the CTP program because I wanted to show our industry and our travelers the high value our company places on education. This, in turn, demonstrates a desire to better understand and serve our travelers. The revamped CTP should become the benchmark in continuing education in the travel industry."

-Rick Pharr, CTP, Charter Class Graduate CTN Travels, Midland, North Carolina


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