Professional in Destination Management
CDME class
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The next in-person PDM course, Fundamentals of Sales, will be taught in St. Louis, MO on July 23, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Convention.

Upon successful completion of the required seven courses, students will receive a Professional in Destination Management Certificate from Destinations International.

Self-Paced Online and Face-to-Face Learning

The comprehensive professional development program consists of seven courses, offered in a blended format that combines both online and in-person courses.

You can start the online courses at any time, making it a convenient way to enhance your career and/or to complete your certificate program. Once you start an online course, you have three months from the end of the month you enroll in the class to complete it. After registering, you will receive a confirmation with complete directions on how to attend the online course.

Two of the seven courses are offered in-class during Destinations International events. Please check our events team for more information. We encourage you to register early. 


  • Fundamentals of Destination Organizations
  • Fundamentals of Sales
  • Destination Marketing and Research
  • Destination Development and Management
  • Governance and Finance
  • Destination Organization Operations: Technology and Human Resources
  • Membership & Communications

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