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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 5, 2018.

Two Required courses – choose from three
Customer Service – July 2 – August 15, 2018
Promoting Your Business – September 3 – October 31, 2018
Business Grammar and Writing – November 5 – December 15, 2018

One Elective course – Choose from four
Effective Advertising – March 15 – April 30, 2018
Running a Business: Understanding the Numbers is Step # 1 – March 15 – April 30, 2018
Personal Organization & Effectiveness – May 1 – June 30, 2018
Igniting Your Effectiveness – May 1 – June 30, 2018

Click Here to Register for IUPUI Courses
Questions Regarding IUPUI courses, contact Shohn Beeson, [email protected], 317-278-5901

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 (SYTA University) 
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 any questions, please contact Lisa Berretta, Senior Manager Member Relations at [email protected] or 703-610-9034.

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