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ACTA endorses community colleges, private vocational schools and correspondence programs that offer
The criteria for endorsement includes:
Community Colleges: generally offer full-time programs, usually one or two years in length. Subject matter includes specific travel training and general courses, such as English and Business.
Private Vocational Schools: usually offer full or part time courses, which are generally from six to eight months in duration. Courses usually focus on travel training and may not include general courses.
Correspondence Programs: usually offered through colleges or vocational schools where students complete a "home based / self directed" course of study, either in a paper-based format or an on-line format.
ACTA offers four levels of Endorsement:
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.
In addition, completing a travel program at an Endorsed Travel School may entitle the graduating student to applicable certification benefits, including:
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 the school works toward satisfying the additional criteria.
Graduates of an endorsed program receive the following benefits: