Endorsed Distance Learning Programs

ACTA offers four levels of Endorsement:

Two Star      
Three Star  
Four Star  
Five Star

Similar to hotel star rating systems, a travel program receives stars based on the number of inclusions it offers, for example: travel services specific curriculum hours, field placement, live GDS training.

If a travel program does not meet all the criteria for Full Endorsement then Provisional Endorsement may be granted for a maximum of two years, while they works towards satisfying the additional criteria.

(formerly Algonquin Careers Academy)
Travel Counsellor (Online)
90 King Street, Unit L150
Saint John
New Brunswick
E2L 1G4
Fax: 613-722-4494

Industry Recognized. Welcome to Travel Counsellor On-Line. If you want to take an accredited, industry recognized travel counsellor course there is no need to look any further. Travel Counsellor training is available to you over the internet. Why wait? You can begin your travel counsellor training now in the comfort of your home.

Travel Agent Certificate
#320 - 10362 King George Blvd
Surrey, BC
V3T 2W5
Fax: 604-583-4092
The Canadian Tourism College 3 star endorsed online Travel Agent Certificate program is a computer based training program specializing in travel education that allows you to study at your convenience. The content is dictated by the travel industry and is designed for two types of learners. Entry level individuals who are interested in beginning a career as a Travel Consultant whether home based or in an office and for travel professionals that are interested in specialized courses to expand their skill sets in specific areas like the cruise market, selling vacation packages and tours and small group tour leadership. Each of the 15 web-based courses created by industry experts will earn you Canadian Tourism College's Travel Agent Certificate or if you prefer, you can mix and match on an individual basis. As a student of Canadian Tourism College you are eligible to access Career Hunters on www.tourismcollege.com where all current job opportunities are listed.

Travel Campus On-line Program
11038 Longdale Circle
Sandy, Utah 84092
Fax: 801-572-0701

Travel Campus currently has 10 individual courses on retail travel counselling. Each course is valid for one CITC credit in the endorsement system for travel counselling programs.

School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Tourism-Travel Studies (online)
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
A1015 PO Box 7005, London ON N5Y 5R6
519-452-4430 ext. 4898

Fanshawe College’s Tourism - Travel Studies program is a one-year Ontario College Certificate designed for students seeking a career in the travel industry.
The curriculum will focus on the fundamentals of travel consulting including customer sales and service, travel business operations, travel systems software, and emerging technology trends. Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level customer service positions in the hospitality and tourism industry such as travel agent, reservations agent, front-desk agent, and other customer service representatives. Graduates will also be prepared to write the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) exam.
This program will be offered online with continuous intake options.

Travel & Tourism Program
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M9W 5L7
416-675-6622 x 4105
Fax: 416-675-3062

The Travel Agency Operations Online certificate program is for mature individuals who wish to enter into a mainly retail aspect of the travel industry. Courses offered in this program will prepare individuals for employment in the travel agencies, consolidators and airlines. Emphasis will be on those specific skills required to become a competent travel professional. The online delivery offers an opportunity to complete this program on your own schedule.

Travel Counsellor Certificate Program (Distance Learning)
299 College Dr. SE
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 3Y6
1-866-8394 x3876
Fax: 403-504-3635

The Travel Counsellor Certificate program is a flexible alternative to traditional education. It provides students with enough structure to keep motivated and enough freedom to keep a job or manage a family. The program is self-study with the support of instructors.