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. Click here to see the complete list of the initial CITP designation recipients.
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
- Managing incentive travel programs
- Financial management
- 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
Global Meetings & Incentive Travel Exchange
April 10, 2019
The Grand Summit Hotel, Park City, Utah
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
May 20, 2019
9:00 AM -12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Become CITP certified today!
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Why Become Certified?
Looking to host the CITP Exam?
Want to host a CITP exam at your location? Or take the CITP Exam at one of our industry events?
SITE has scheduled the following testing windows during which you can either take the exam at one of the SITE Global events or host the exam at your industry or chapter event.
January 11th - February 25th, 2019
April 22nd - June 3rd, 2019
September 9th - October 21st, 2019
If you wish to host an exam in 2019, the exam date needs to fall within these testing windows.
Please complete the SITE Hosting form to schedule a CITP Exam administration at your industry or chapter event. A member of the SITE Global Certification Staff Team will contact you to confirm acceptance and to discuss the details. Please read and review the following requirements before submitting your form.
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
The course consists of 9 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.
“Having many years of experience in the industry, I was somewhat hesitate to take the course because I felt that I knew it all. However, after getting started, I actually went through the materials twice as it was a great refresher course for many things I had forgotten over the years. Nice job in developing a curriculum that is beneficial to everyone, including those who feel they know it all.” - Terry Purcell, Maritz Travel Company