GREAT QUESTION! While the travel industry does not require any specific certifications to become a travel agent, obtaining a travel industry recognized certification demonstrates your commitment to professionalism, knowledge and a strong desire to become an industry expert.
A big first step is registering and completing a new-to-travel agent training program, like the Travel Agent Education Powered by Avoya. By selecting this program, once complete, you will be prepared to schedule and take the Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP®) exam offered by The Travel Institute. This certification is recognized industry wide. The exam fee is included in registration ($95).
Note: The TAP® is a proctored exam and any additional fees required to secure a proctor are not included. When scheduling your TAP exam, you can choose a proctor through The Travel Institute for an additional cost or choose your own.