How to Obtain Your Travel Agent Certification


A travel agent is a highly sought after career because of the excitement associated with travel. There is no official license needed to become a travel agent, but the American Society of Travel Agents Course offers certification needed to get an entry-level position with most travel agencies. Those interested in becoming a travel agent must attend a college to obtain certification.

Things You'll Need

  • computer
  • Internet access
  • Decide what type of travel agent you want to become. There are generic certifications or you can choose, such as a cruise travel agent.

  • Apply for college. Most technical colleges offer semester-long programs or entire degrees for travel agents. Larger travel agencies may also offer a certification program.

  • Submit your transcripts from high school or other college education. You will need this information to be accepted to a school. You can get your transcripts by contacting your former schools.

  • Enroll in a program. Upon acceptance to school review the credits and classes needed to obtain your travel agent certification. This will vary from college to college. If it is solely a certification program you will only need to take classes related to being a travel agent. However, if you are going for a degree at a college you may also need to complete electives.

  • Attend class and give your best. Most programs require a "C" average to receive a certification, but this will vary based on where you go to school.

Tips & Warnings

  • To find a job after completion, consider joining such organizations as the American Society of Travel Agents. This will help you network and possibly land an entry-level position.

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