Travel Agent Certification

Careers on Vacation™

The Careers on Vacation Mastermind teaches you everything you need to know to get your travel business optimized for success – from initial set-up to intentional launching and scalable growth.

What is the Careers on Vacation Mastermind?

COV is so much more than a traditional travel school or general consulting practice because we provide the industry-specific business application processes and systems that new and experienced owners need to be successful.

We take you light years ahead of the traditional schools and support you through the planning, launch and real-life application required to be as successful as possible in today’s marketplace.

Perks of taking the Careers on Vacation Mastermind

Industry recognized certification

Wanderlust Campus Access

Dedicated mentor

Live Training and support

Launch tools and resources

Career placement and host matching

Exclusive discounts

Learning for New and Experienced Travel Pros

Ready to build a career in travel?

Here is what's included:

For the Experienced Travel Entrepreneur

→ When you complete this program, you will become a Certified Travel Professional (CTP)™

→ 10 jam packed (self-paced) on-demand training modules

→ Live Q&A calls with the Founder, Cyndi Williams

→ Library of on-demand video trainings

→ Certified Coach to personally mentor you, 3 private sessions

→ 30+ instructor-led live sessions with experts on various topics like marketing, operations, systems, and more. Replays available.

→ On-demand support (M-F)

→ Resources, templates, talk tracks, tools & bonus content

Lifetime access to Wanderlust Campus which includes bonus material, resources and any new content we add in the future

→ Invitation to our graduate community to connect with your peers’ post-program

→ Careers On Vacation certificate and watermark logo to use in your marketing to show consumers you are a certified Careers On Vacation graduate.

→ Exclusive student freebies and discounts on done-for-you marketing tools from

→ Two learning tracks; new agents or the advanced track for experienced agents.

Program Testimonials

“My business was nonexistent before this program. I recently graduated and so far, I've made almost $16,000 in sales.”


“I feel like I'm learning so much information. I'm so thankful that you show up, you're present and you listen. You really want to see us do better.”

By the end of the program, you will…



Become a certified Travel Advisor. Learn the skills necessary to be a successful agent in today's marketplace.



Learn how to properly set up your business for maximum scalability. Get all your major systems in place; marketing, sales, service, and operations.



Get your marketing machine set up, tested and optimized using our proven marketing systems.


Earn while you learn. Once your business is set up you can start earning commissions immediately.

Let's talk about who this is program is a good fit for…

→ New agents that want to run their own portable, profitable travel business and have everything set up the right way from the beginning

→  Aspiring travel entrepreneurs that want to skip years of frustration and learn from experienced and successful travel mentors

→ Experienced agents that want to supersize their travel businesses

→ Experienced agents that are serious about substantial, serious growth

Program Testimonials

“Thank you for sharing all your resources, expertise, growing pains. Just doing everything you can to advocate for us travel agents.” 


“She really is an expert in what she does. It's so nice to have her beside you to give you that advice and teach you new things. She's way ahead of the game.” 

Sara Malloy

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Carolyn Ryberg

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Summer Cox

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How to become a Certified Travel Professional

To become a certified travel professional, you must complete the 12-week Careers on Vacation course that includes 12 core modules, participating in classes, and passing a final exam. The Careers on Vacation Certification Program is designed to thoroughly train new and experienced travel professionals on all aspects of starting and scaling your own travel businesses. You will learn and put industry best practices into place as part of your certification process. Successful completion of the program & passing the final certification exam allows you to use the CTP™ (Certified Travel Professional) designation. This industry recognized designation will let consumers know you are a certified and skilled travel professional and will also set you apart from non-certified agents in the marketplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some program participants are ready to go and open their travel business in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks, while others have a bit more work to do first.

It also depends on the time and energy you can readily commit to getting started. Some agents start their businesses as part-time while keeping their full-time employment, others go all-in right away.

That’s the great part about this business, you can do either it just depends on your preferences and personal goals.

How can I guarantee that I will have success in record time?

Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process – yes, a proven one – that works if you take action and implement all of the steps.

Program members who diligently apply every step of the Careers on Vacation™ Mastermind have successfully built travel businesses and created more abundance in much less time than they would have on their own. With the added bonus of enjoying the freedom of working for themselves from any location they choose, all while traveling as much as they’d like to.

Who is a good fit for this program?

COV is designed to support those that want to transition to running a full-time travel business, or an extremely profitable hobby. If you have a huge passion for travel, want to be your own boss, want a substantial full-time income working in travel, and you want the roadmap (and skip the mistakes) to get the most results as quickly as possible, then this is the program for you!

Available for new and aspiring agents in: US, Canada and Australia

Available to experienced agents world-wide.

Are you experienced and not sure which program is best for you? Take the quiz to find out!

Do I earn a certification?

 Yes! After completing the final certification exam, you will receive a certificate of completion recognizing you as a Careers on Vacation™ graduate. You will also receive an industry-recognized watermarked logo that you can proudly display on your website, and in your marketing campaigns. Cost of taking the certification exam is included, there is no extra fee.

Are you an ASTA affiliated travel school?

Yes, our training is ASTA affiliated. ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), is the leading global advocate for travel advisors and they are recognized industry-wide.

However, we are much more than a traditional travel school and consider our programs to be an evolved model by delivering education with real-world execution.

Think: travel industry education + consulting + tools + resources + support. This formula is what allows our clients to achieve such incredible results compared to traditional travel schools.

How does this program compare to other travel agent training programs?

Great question! Good vetting should be part of your screening process no matter who you hire to support you in your growth initiatives. Please don’t invest in anyone (even us) until you’ve vetted them to see if they are a match for you.

Remember, the cheapest solutions are rarely the best for tangible results. It’s always best to go with someone who works in our industry and can show you proven results. We have more than 100 case studies from our clients – you can watch some of them here. Also, here’s a free checklist to help you see how we measure up against the competition.

Quite simply, the Careers On Vacation Mastermind™ is the only program of its kind that can deliver the type of results that we do in our industry. We are unique in many ways, but to point out some of the most important differences between us and everyone else out there…

  • Everything we train has been tested in actual travel agencies (you’d be surprised how many “coaches” don’t actually have their own agency).
  • Cyndi started in the Travel Industry more than 30 years ago and has a track record of running multiple 6-figure businesses for over a decade.
  • We invest 100K+/year (so you don’t have to) on ad testing and marketing to make sure we are bringing you the best, highest performing marketing solutions.
  • You have access to the best experts, which is typically out of reach for a home-based agent's budget.
  • We have the most amazing team of coaches (all travel veterans) ready to support you in making your vision a reality.
  • You get personalized, custom support – this is not an e-program that will end up sitting on your hard drive collecting dust.

We're here to teach you everything we know and, more importantly, what to avoid to save yourself years of frustration.