ASTA's Verified Travel Advisor® (VTA) Certification Program

ASTA's Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) Certification Program enhances expert skills, provides unmatched training, and visibly reinforces the travel advisor's value for consumers and the travel industry. There are several kinds of industry certifications out there. Still, this unique nine-course program provides expertise and education only the American Society of Travel Advisors (the world's largest association of travel professionals) can provide.

The VTA program draws from ASTA's in-house experts and outside industry expertise. Composed of nine core courses that include a manual, online video and exam, these self-paced modules take approximately 1 to 3 hours to complete.

For more information on the courses, visit here.

After successfully passing each course exam, you will receive a certificate of completion. After you've passed all nine courses, you will be awarded an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor certificate. You will be granted permission to use the designation VTA.  To maintain your designation, you will then need to recertify every two years.  

About ASTA

ASTAFor over 85 years, ASTA (the American Society of Travel Advisors) has been the standard of professionalism within the travel industry by providing fundamental education and information resources so that our members can provide the most professional service to their clients. Our brand is synonymous with trust. People don’t just look for an advisor; they look for an ASTA advisor. Thousands of consumers visit our consumer-facing website,, every day to find a professional travel advisor they can trust.

Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism.

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