Center for Student Travel Safety

The Center for Student Travel Safety is a non-profit, independent C-3 organization, working in partnership with SYTA to administer and grant SYTA certification programs.  Together they provide education, training, and knowledge resources for its members in the areas of risk and incident management, emergency response plans, and overall safety practices that address the challenges of traveling student and youth groups globally.

SYTA certification programs (CSTO and CSTP) are intended to educate the student and youth travel industry on the administration of safety and risk management standards for student and youth travel. These standards and programs strengthen the industry and provide consumers with ways to understand the products and services they are buying from their student and youth travel providers.

Certified Student Travel Organization (CSTO)
Certified Student Travel Professional (CSTP)

About the Center

The Center for Student Travel Safety (CSTS) was founded in October of 2015 to help travel organizations address the challenges faced when traveling groups of students domestically or internationally.

The Center provides the following resources to travel organizations:

  • Emergency Response Plan Development
  • Travel Safety Standard Development & Implementation
  • Family Assistance Planning
  • Medical Information Collection and Processing Systems
  • Incident Management Planning & Training
  • On-call Support Service Packaging
  • Student Travel Procedure Development & ADA Compliance
  • Research and Trends


The Center for Student Travel Safety
2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr. #564,
Arlington, VA 22206

Phone: 703-672-8530
Fax: 703-610-0270
Email: [email protected]