For six decades Tour Companies have been hiring ITMI graduates because they have invested in
themselves to be professionally trained, mentored and supported in their future growth and

Through our partnerships with countless travel companies, we know exactly how to get you
started. We’ve designed a world-class training experience to prepare you for these opportunities
and help open doors to make your career dreams come true. We’ve integrated the latest trends
in travel along with technology to help you be prepared for success.

How does this training program work?

There are two parts to the ITMI Certification Program

Your training begins with our online self-study Tour Guide Course Certification Part 1 self-study program. You will get an introduction to the tourism industry and what to expect when you become part of it. Next, you will complete a 3-day live online classes where we will study the ins and out of all skills necessary to provide a great tour experience to your guests. Once this training is complete, you can continue your journey with the Tour Director Certification Program.



$250 Registration Fee + $1,250 Tuition


  • Receive World-Class Professional Travel Leadership Training so that you can successfully lead tours
  • Make confident decisions about the direction you want to take and the type of career you want
  • Make a living doing what you love
  • See the joy and excitement in people's faces as you show them something they've waited their entire life to see
  • Broaden your mind by discovering exciting new things you can't learn from a book
  • Be a part of a community that feels like your chosen family, who understands you, shares your desires, encourages you, and celebrates your successes


The capstone on your ITMI experience will be joining us the Tour Director Field Training. We will embark on a 5 day journey down the coast of California where we deep dive into the “how to” of being an over the road Tour Director. When you finish the ITMI course, you will not only have received a top tier education, but have first hand knowledge and hands on experience which will provide you with the confidence for success and a skill set to shine.




  • Travel all around the world with people and share your passion for your favorite places
  • Meet new friends and build lifelong relationships around the world
  • Get your dream job! Tour Companies say, “If they come from ITMI, we give them an interview.”
  • Be a part of a movement where you are truly making a difference everyday
  • Access to ongoing community training and educational experiences so you continue to sharpen your skills and stay connected
  • You are not alone, you become a part of a family who understands, supports, and celebrates you! This means that no matter what challenges you may face on the road, you have a network of the top tour professionals in the industry to help you. More than just colleagues, as an ITMI graduate, you become a part of a tight knit family who supports and celebrates each other
  • You finally get to take control and live the next chapter of your life in a way that fills your heart with joy

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