Membership Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
Below are commonly asked member questions. We hope this helps you find the answers you need. If the information you are looking for is not listed below, please contact our Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-759-9370.
No, CLIA is not an accrediting organization; rather, we are a global trade association that, among many other functions, issues industry credentials to the travel trade to legitimize them with cruise lines and other suppliers. The CLIA Certification Program is another example of our credentialing, not accrediting.
Our Membership Team is available Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). To contact our Membership Team please call (202) 759-9370 or email email@example.com.
Please click on Forgot User Name or Password on the My CLIA login page. A reset code will be sent via email.
* To join, please visit the Join or Renew Membership page (login required).
A singular campaign is not likely. The cruise industry is a global industry. Each cruise line is different and sources customers from all over the world not just the United States. As resumption of cruising begins there will not be a crisis of demand in cruise. As Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation states, “We’re not going to need to expand the market right away, simply because we’re going to have less capacity”, meaning the initial focus will not be on filling ships but rather how to make sure cruising is safe and accessible for all.
Travel Agency Membership Questions:
You can expect your Travel Agency Membership kit to arrive within 4-8 weeks of your membership enrollment or renewal date.
FYI - Agents registering as Individual Agent Members under your agency may register once your Travel Agency Membership is active. They do not have to wait for the kit to arrive to register.
As a CLIA TAM, you receive one (1) complementary Individual Agent Membership and EMBARC ID through redemption of a promo code you receive upon enrollment or renewal of your Travel Agency Membership. Please check your spam filters if you do not receive the email within 48 hours of enrollment or renewal.
To redeem your agency promo code:
Visit the Join or Renew Membership page (login required).
Scroll down to access the Individual Agent Member Application.
Follow the prompts to checkout on the second page of the application.
Enter the promo code in the designated field and click Apply - the membership fee will be zeroed out automatically.
To approve IAM applications:
From the My CLIA Dashboard, click on My Company Profile
Scroll down to view Pending Agent Memberships and select the approve or deny from the dropdown.
FYI - To auto-approve future pending IAM applications, please check Auto-Approve Agent Applications and click Submit.
FYI- You are also able to download copies of your Company Personnel, Online Course Engagement, Certification Engagement, Event Engagement, and a copy of your Travel Agency Membership Certificate.
Enrolling in the Auto-Renew program means that for your convenience, your CLIA TAM will automatically renew for the following membership year. Your participation in this membership convenience feature ensure that you never miss any of the great CLIA TAM benefits for the upcoming year. Your Travel Agents can also be among the FIRST to renew their CLIA IAM when enrollment opens. Once the Auto-Renewal is processed an order confirmation will be sent to the email address on file.
To opt in or out of Auto-Renewal or to review the credit card information on file, please login to your My CLIA profile and click on My Company Profile. Scroll down to find your Auto-Renewal information and option to update as needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Membership Team at (202) 759-9370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Agent Membership Questions
The photo must be a clear headshot, a .JPEG file, and sized to 180 x 180 pixels. Most photos today are well above the requested pixel-rate and must be resized outside of the application itself. Please feel free to send the photo file to email@example.com, and we are able to resize it and upload it as needed.
To resubmit your Individual Agent Member (IAM) application, please call us at (202) 759-9370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make any necessary updates to your application and resubmit it for reapproval from your agency.
The EMBARC ID is non-transferable and non-refundable. If the card is lost or you wish to make changes to the information listed, a $29 processing fee applies to replace or revise the card after initially issued. You can download a digital copy of your card as well as purchase a replacement on your My CLIA Dashboard.
Please be aware any updates you make to your Agent Finder listing information take approximately 2-3 hours to remap the information into the directory. You can verify the updated information in Agent Finder at that time by clicking on find a Travel Agent.
The CLIA State of the Industry & Cruise Champion course and exam is available in February/March each year. This course is updated annually and is a required course to keep your IAM in good standing. The course will preload to your profile’s My Training each year upon submission and approval of your Individual Agent Member application.
Professional Development Questions
We offer online quizzes for seminars which we offer at our live and virtual events. These do not include any of the content incorporated with the full online seminars. Quizzes should only be registered for and taken by agents who have taken the associated seminar at your Premier Agency Member conference, at CLIA's Live or Virtual Training Events and/or at Cruise360.
If you are looking for the online course for this and other topics, please visit our Online Course List.
CLIA Certification is a great way to elevate your personal and professional brand. CLIA's programs are designed to make you the consumer's most knowledgeable cruise resource and increase your cruise sales and commissions. Whether you are a new travel agent or have sold hundreds of cruises we have the right certification for you.