TACt-Travel Advisor Competency Test Info & Registration
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Must-Know Details About The TACt
TACt - TRAVEL ADVISOR COMPETENCY TEST
The TACt – Travel Advisor Competency Test is administered and awarded by Travel Agent Campus. This test allows candidates to demonstrate to the industry and the public that they have mastered the prerequisite training by testing, and have passed the timed and proctored final test.
Travel Advisor Course
Travel Advisor Certification (or any variation)
SCHEDULING AND PAYMENT
THIS TEST MUST BE REGISTERED BY THE CANDIDATE, SCHEDULED AND PREPAID (UNLESS INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAINING) 5 DAYS PRIOR TO TESTING. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN CERTIFICATE REVOCATION AND A PAYMENT PENALTY OF $100.
This test is administered and awarded by Travel Agent Campus. Testing format is 100% online, 4-hour (240 minutes) timed test, 1 try only with a proctor (retests at a later date are available for $25), must score 80% or higher to pass. The test is a proctored test consisting of 447 multiple-choice and true-false questions.
This test and its certificate are transferable to our contracted partners and host agencies and may not be transferable to other institutions. It is the prerogative of the receiving institution to accept or deny transferability. Check with other institutions prior to registration.
A test proctor is required for this test. The proctor must be with you during your entire test. Proctoring can be done at any venue determined by the proctor. The proctor is someone chosen by the candidate, and their responsibility is to ensure the candidate isn’t using any books, notes or reference materials while testing. The proctor chosen should be a) over 21, b) not related to the candidate, c) not currently preparing to take the TACt test themselves, and d) currently in or from a professional career field.
TIMING OF THE TEST
The TACt test has a 4-hour (240 minutes) time limit and should be taken in one sitting. The time is displayed within the test and we will have a time stamp on our end from when you started and ended the test. If you go over your time limit, your test will be invalid, and you will have to retest at a later date. Plan a time when you won’t be interrupted for that block of time.
TAKING YOUR TEST
Before taking your test, make sure you are in an environment where you will not be disturbed. Your answers are saved as you submit each one, not at the end of the test. This means you will not lose any work. Avoid using your browser back button as this will not work. Make sure you take your test on the same date listed on your registration form.
HOW TO AVOID BEING LOGGED OUT OF A TEST
Stay connected to the Internet during your test. Do not click away from the test until you have submitted your answers and finished the test.
If your test page freezes, you can click refresh on your web browser and the test will again load on the same question you were on. If your Computer or Web browser has a problem, or if they are closed, using the same web browser, re-open your web browser and go back into the test. You should be taken back to the last question you were on, where you will be able to resume your test. You may be required to log back in with the user ID and password.
Upon completion of your test, your test will be graded, and you will be advised of your grade. The user ID and password will be automatically deleted from the LMS once you have completed the test. Your test certificate will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
What Else Should You Know About The TACt?
As with any industry, having the right credentials can open doors for you. If you’re wondering how to become a travel consultant who gets noticed and gets results, having TACt certification is one big step you can take to reach your goals.
By taking and passing the Travel Advisor Competency Test, you demonstrate that you have gained and mastered the basics of running your home-based travel agency. It shows that you meet certain criteria that qualify you to work as a travel advisor. It shows host agencies and potential clients that you can be trusted to provide reliable tourism and travel-related services.
The Merits Of A Tourism Certificate
Having a TACt certificate is a huge plus as you take the necessary steps to become a travel agent from home. With travel advisor certification, you are qualified to handle a wide range of tasks related to your work as a home-based travel consultant. These tasks may include booking travel for yourself and your loved ones while enjoying significant discounts, and selling travel offerings to the public, including packages and group deals.
A TACt certificate provides you with the opportunity to become a travel agent from home and advance quickly in your chosen career. Benefits you’ll enjoy as a certified travel advisor include:
- Working with a participating host or support travel agency
- Having qualifying credentials even if you are brand new to the industry
- Being able to work as an independent home-based travel advisor
- Having proof that you took training that prepares you to do a good job for your clients
- Acquiring knowledge regarding useful industry websites
- Having a level of proficiency on air and ground travel, accommodations, cruises, tours, and other travel offerings
- Gaining expertise in everything from sales and marketing to money matters and working as an independent contractor
Launching Your Career
If you’re ready to become a travel agent from home, you’ll want to do it in the quickest and easiest way possible. Our travel training courses position you to do just that. These classes help you with everything from developing a business plan to connecting with suppliers, as well as coming up with winning advertising and promotions campaigns, understanding tax benefits for home-based agencies, getting connected within the industry, and more. When you have a TACt certificate, your clients, associates, and partner and support agencies will know you’ve had training in these important areas, making you amply qualified to work as a travel consultant.
Ready to achieve the status of professional travel advisor? Enroll in one of our comprehensive courses and learn the ins and outs of tourism at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home, on your schedule. When you’re ready, review our must-know details about taking the TACt and fill out our TACt registration form.
If you have any questions about our courses, certifications, the Travel Advisor Competency Test, or anything at all related to Travel Agent Campus and our specialized training, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to teach you how to become a travel consultant and help you reach your dream of working independently in the travel industry.