Professional Development



Elevate Your Personal and Professional Brand with CLIA Certification

The Only Program in the Industry Focused Solely on Selling, Marketing, And Growing Your Business with Cruise Travel

Research has shown that professional designations, like CLIA Certification, are an important consideration for consumers when selecting a qualified professional. CLIA certification programs are the cruise and travel industry’s premier training program with over 33,000 CLIA Certification designations awarded in North America alone!

CLIA’s certification programs are designed to make you the consumer’s most knowledgeable cruise resource and increase your cruise sales and commissions.

Learn More About CLIA Certifications:

Whether you are a new travel agent who wants to learn about selling cruises, or a career/expert travel agent looking to grow their business, CLIA has a certification that’s right for you. Explore the links below to learn more and enroll:

Enrollment in these certifications is exclusive to current CLIA Individual Agent Members (IAMs). There is no better way to elevate your personal and professional brand and be recognized as a true cruise selling professional than to earn your CLIA Certification. You must enroll in each level of certification separately and adhere to any prerequisites and requirements therein. 

To view a list of recent CLIA certification graduates, please click here

Career Counseling Service

If you need assistance choosing the right program, we invite you to take advantage of CLIA's all new Career Counseling services and book an appointment to speak with our Professional Development and Training team. Click here to schedule an appointment or here to learn more about the program.

CLIA Designations on Hiatus

CLIA is working to develop a robust list of certifications and certificates in support of our member’s professional development and advancement of the cruising industry. The identified designations below are still valid for those who have achieved the level or are currently enrolled, however, at this time, we are not accepting new enrollments for the following:

  • Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS)
  • Accredited Cruise Manager (ACM)
  • Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar (ECCS)

Please contact with any questions. 

Potrait of Gail McLeod, MCC, Cruise Planners

Being certified brings a higher level of value to my business. It tells my clients that I am highly trained and an expert in the cruise industry and that they can trust my ability to recommend the perfect cruise for them.

Gail McLeod , MCC , Cruise Planners