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What is CITP?

Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP) is SITE’s mid-level qualification aimed at incentive travel professionals with at least five years of full-time experience. It is part of a suite of certifications that includes the entry-level CIS certification and the director-level CITE designation.

Who is CITP aimed at?

Aimed specifically at planners of incentive travel experiences in corporations and agencies, CITP is also relevant to senior managers on the supplier side – DMOs, CVBs, DMCs, hotels, cruise companies, venues.

Content / Sessions

While there is no specific syllabus or curriculum around CITP, the exam, typically, includes multiple-choice questions from such topics as:

  • Business case for incentive travel
    • Strategic planning
    • Incentive program design
    • Stakeholder management
    • Human resources
  • Selling to the incentive travel market
    • Sales
    • Professionalism
  • Managing incentive travel programs
    • Financial management
    • Communication
    • Risk management
    • Crises management
    • Project management
    • Site management
    • CSR & sustainability

What’s the format of the exam?

The CITP designation is awarded upon successful completion of an 80-question examination within a two-hour time period designed to measure and validate your performance against the typical requirements of an incentive travel professional – strategic case-making around the business benefits of incentive travel, finance and budgeting, operations and execution, program design and delivery, CSR and sustainability.

The exam is mainly multiple-choice questions and does not involve any essay-type answers.

What does it cost?

Members $675 USD
Non-Members $895 USD

Upcoming Dates & Locations

SITE Classic (by invitation Only)
September 7, 2018
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
2:00 - 4:00 PM

IMEX America
October 16 & 17, 2018 – Smart Monday
Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
AM: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Looking to host the CITP Exam?

We are extending an invitation to chapters to include the CITP exam at a forthcoming 2018 event with a special rates.


How do I prepare for the exam?

SITE offers a specific preparatory course for the CITP certificate. The course consists of nine modules in the following topic areas: strategic planning, incentive program design, sales, professional development, program management, technology, financial management, CSR and sustainability, and risk and crisis management, with 3.5 hours of content (3.5 CE credits). The course is mapped to the CITP Exam Content Outline and is designed to help you test your knowledge as you prepare to sit for the CITP examination.

CITP Online Prep Course Costs:

Members: $395 USD
Non-members: $495 USD