The Certified Student Travel Professional (CSTP) designation adds an additional level of professionalism in the student and youth travel industry. It is also intended to raise the awareness of student travel as a unique business segment. When you complete the program, you will receive a designation which will allow you to be recognized throughout the student travel industry as a professional specialist.
A CSTP designation will provide you with additional credibility amongst your peers and your clients. You will acquire specific knowledge of the student and youth travel industry as well as sharpen your business skills and increase basic knowledge. Training exercises will also give you the opportunity to spend time focusing on challenges and opportunities facing your organization.
Three “Fundamentals of Business” courses through IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). Same program as ABA-CTIS. $229/course. 20% discount if register for all three at one time. Courses start March 15, 2019.
Two Required courses – choose from three
- Customer Service – July 1 – August 15, 2019
- Promoting Your Business – September 3 – October 31, 2019
- Business Grammar and Writing – November 1 – December 15, 2019
One Elective course – Choose from four
- Effective Advertising – March 15 – April 30, 2019
- Running a Business: Understanding the Numbers is Step # 1 – March 15 – April 30, 2019
- Personal Organization & Effectiveness – May 1 – June 30, 2019
- Igniting Your Effectiveness – May 1 – June 29, 2019
Three Face-to-Face SYTA Events- SYTA Conferences and/or SYTA Summits
Minimum of 3 face-to-face education sessions at SYTA Conference or SYTA Summit. Sign-in required.
Six SYTA Educational Webinars
Up to 3 previously recorded webinars can count towards the 6 required. At least 3 must be attended live.
Must complete post webinar survey if viewed live or webinar attendance form if viewed online.
Three Industry Volunteer Actions
These may include volunteering at SYTA Annual Conference, SYTA Summit or serving on a SYTA Committee/Board for one year. Volunteer actions must be 3 different events or committees.
One Written Essay
Essay must be a minimum 500 words on any subject that helps the participant gain a better understanding of the student and youth travel industry and improves their general knowledge of the industry.
CSTP Program Registration is $295 for SYTA Members and $585 for Non-Members
To learn more about the CSTP program or to enroll, please click here.
For additional information on the CSTP program, please contact SYTA staff at [email protected] or 703-610-1263.
Congratulations to our current 2018 CSTP Graduates. These candidates will be recognized at the 2018 SYTA Annual Conference:
Associate Director, Travel Industry Sales
California Academy of Sciences
National Sales Manager
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau