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Adventure Travel Specialists

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The Travel Institute offers the designations of certified travel associate, certified travel counselor, and certified travel industry executive to applicants who complete education and experience requirements. While such certification is not required, it may be helpful to those running their own travel businesses. Many employers do require employees to have certification in certain areas, such as CPR and first aid. Also, depending on the job, you may need special certification or licensing, such as scuba certification so that you can lead diving activities, or licensing as a commercial driver so that you can transport clients in a company van or other vehicle. If you plan to open your own adventure tour operation, you will need to apply for a business license. Check with your local government offices for details on how to obtain one. Some employers may have minimum age requirements for those in certain positions.

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