Professional in Destination Management (PDM) Certificate

Redesigned and presented in partnership with George Washington University

Upon successful completion of the required seven courses, students will receive a Professional in Destination Management Certificate from The George Washington University School of Business and Destinations International. 

Online and Face-to-Face Learning

The comprehensive educational program includes seven core courses – three conducted in a classroom setting and four available online – and is available to individuals interested in the travel and tourism industry.  

The core content areas include:

In Person

  • The fundamentals of destination organizations (Online offering also available) | Next course: July 10, 2018-Anehaim, CA
  • Fundamentals of Sales | Next course: February 12, 2018-Washington, DC


  • Destination development and management | Next course: TBD
  • Governance and finance | Next course: TBD
  • Destination organization operations | Next course: April 30 - May 7, 2018
  • Membership and communications | Next course: June 4 - 11, 2018
  • Marketing and research | Next course: May 14 - 20, 2018

See all course descriptions.

Course Fees

In Person

Member: US$ 595 per course
Non-member: US$ 695 per course


Member: US$ 495 per course
Non-member: US$ 695 per course