The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year.
Since its launch at IMEX Frankfurt last month, the programme has seen 25 incentive professionals already earning their CITP designation.
Registration is open for the Vegas public sitting of the CITP exam, sponsored by One10, on 15 October, prior to the start of IMEX America.
The CITP certificate is awarded after passing an 80-question examination designed to measure a candidate’s performance against typical requirements of an incentive travel professional.
Aimed specifically at incentive travel planners in corporations and agencies, CITP is also relevant to senior managers on the supplier side – DMOs, CVBs, DMCs, hotels, cruise companies and venues.
The exam may be taken by incentive travel professionals who have five years’ full time employment in the incentive travel industry and 40 hours of continuous professional education – of which 25% must be specifically produced by SITE and related to incentive travel; or have earned their Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) designation and have three years’ full time employment in the industry and 40 hours of continuous professional education – of which 25% must be specifically produced by SITE and related to incentive travel.
To prepare for the CITP examination, SITE is offering an Online Certification Preparation Course.
CITP will be available by invitation of sponsoring organisations and agencies at select events such as SITE Classic in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina in September.
Over the last 45 years, SITE has grown to over 2,000 members in 84 countries with 29 local and regional chapters.
More information: www.SITEglobal.com/certification