Become an expert in culinary travel and leverage your expertise with customers!
Major update, in preparation for 2017!
Launched in 2008, the Certified Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP) program is our industry’s first certification and it remains the most highly regarded food and beverage tourism certification program in the world. Hundreds of professionals have already graduated. While other programs “certify” you if you’ve read a short article and taken a 10 question multiple choice exam, our CCTP certification is highly regarded in our trade for its thoroughness and integrity. Content is updated regularly (scroll to bottom to see latest updates).
This engaging educational tool will help you to advance your career in, and knowledge of, the food and beverage tourism industry. The program consists of 8 online videos (total video time 186 minutes): 4 optional audio interviews (total audio time: 90 minutes); a downloadable PDF book (total reading time: 90 minutes for native English speakers); and a final online test (takes about 45 minutes for a native English speaker). The course can be completed in as little as 6-7 hours, making it an achievable weekend task for busy professionals seeking to advance their careers. See the subjects of each of the modules in the images below (click on any image to see full size):
When you complete the program successfully, you’ll receive a logo customized with your own name and diploma for use online or in print materials, an invitation to our brand-new, private CCTP graduate Facebook group, exchange of social media likes/follows, and much, much more. You will also have earned the right to place “CCTP” after your surname, like many other professionals do with CTC, MA, or PhD. And you’ll receive 3 continuing education units (CEUs). Naturally, we will be happy to verify your graduation and credits earned if any person or institution requires. Contact us to find a CCTP graduate near you.
The language of the instruction is English and a good working knowledge of English is required. If you would like to utilize the CCTP program in your area, please contact us to explore other options we offer that can be localized for use in your culture and preferred language.
If you are looking for more detailed and specific instruction, consider our FoodForwardX Business Accelerator training here.
Latest Updates [October 2016]
- Course split into more modules of shorter duration (easier for watching over a few days)
- Course moved to new online learning system
- All modules re-recorded
- New content, including new examples, case studies, diagrams, concepts, photos, illustrations, tips
- Minor fixes (grammar, spelling, design)