Endorsed Distance Learning Programs


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 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.



ALGONQUIN TRAVEL SCHOOL (formerly Algonquin Careers Academy) 

Travel Counsellor (Online)

90 King Street  
Saint John, NB  E2L 1G4
Phone: 416-261-2735
Email info@algonquintravelschool.com
Website: http://algonquintravelschool.com

Welcome to Algonquin Travel School and our Travel Counsellor On-Line Certificate Program. Our program is proud to receive a 4-Star endorsement from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) We are also the recipient of the Gerald Heifetz Award in 2019, promoted by ACTA and Air Canada.

The program is instructor led over the internet, supported by print or e-book textbooks. There are module online tests and mid-term and final examinations, and marked reports are e-mailed to you with instructor feedback and comments on your progress.

The 12 module curriculum is normally completed in 12  months, but you may "fast-track" and graduate in a shorter time. A custom timetable is set specifically for you to control your progress through the program. The full cost including textbooks and taxes is $3,700, and a monthly payment plan is available. The program is open entry and we can start you at any time, after the Registrar has made the necessary financial arrangements.

Our last two modules cover training for the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) and Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) examinations. We assist with the registration for both online examinations, and also in securing an approved proctor for the CTC exam in a location convenient to your home. We will be glad to provide further information, and look forward to hearing from you. 

TRAVEL COLLEGE CANADA Operated by Canadian Centre for Skills Development 

International Travel & Tourism
International Tourism Management

700 Lawrence Ave. West (Lawrence Square) Suite 428
Toronto ON M6A 3B4



Phone: 416-481-2265
Fax: 416-487-5428
 Email: info@travelcollege.ca
 Website: www.travelcollege.ca

Travel College Canada is a unique "Boutique" private career college specializing in adult education and the travel and tourism industry for over 25 years * operated by Canadian Centre for Skills Development.

Registered and approved as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2015 by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)

Approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as a Designated Learning Institution authorized to accept International Students.

Our diploma programs are endorsed by the prestigious Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), the national association that certifies and designates travel professionals across Canada. Graduates of Travel College Canada receive credits toward the professional designations CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor), and CTM (Certified Travel Manager) recognized by employers locally and abroad.

At the Travel College Canada, faculty and management care about you, and help support your career goal to achieve success in the travel and tourism industry.

We believe in Cooperative Learning. Our style of teaching includes a blending of essential theory, exploratory research, interactive hands-on approach, and role-plays that engage and inspire students to excel with confidence.

Graduate employment rate at Travel College Canada is consistently in the high 90% attributed in large part to our well-nurtured, professional relationships with a wide variety of reputable, well established travel employers.

Thousands of graduates of Travel College Canada are successfully employed as Home Based Travel Professionals; at airports; with airlines, travel agencies and tour operators; on-board cruise ships; and variety of specialty travel companies serving niche markets.

To maximize employment opportunities, ensure job readiness, and success, we provide many additional services free of charge for our students, including our specially designed TICO Pre Exam Prep Courses and exam proctoring.

Corporate Services: Professional training, workshops, Key Note Address, marketing, and business consulting services is available to the travel industry.


Travel Agent Certificate 

200 – 1111 Melville Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 3V6


Phone: 604 - 582 - 1122 or 1-800-668-9301
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 16 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 Counsellor Certificate Program (Distance Learning) 

299 College Dr. S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 3Y6
Phone: 403-504-3591
Toll-Free 1-866-282-8394
Fax: 403-504-3512
website: www.mhc.ab.ca

Medicine Hat College offers an industry-recognized Travel Counsellor Certificate program that is done wholly through on-line distributed learning format. Distributed Learning is a flexible alternative to traditional education offered through the Medicine Hat College (Main Campus).

The curriculum for the Travel Counsellor Certificate is endorsed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies.


School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Tourism-Travel Studies (online) 

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
PO Box 7005
London, ON N5Y 5R6

Phone: 519-452-4430 ext. 4898
Email jelliott@fanshawec.ca
Fax: N/A
website: www.fanshawec.ca/tts

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.