Professional in Destination Management
CDME class

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 participate in the online course.

Two of the seven courses are offered in-person during Destinations International’s Spring Learning Week (typically February) and Summer Learning Week (in conjunction with our Annual Convention). We encourage you to register early as space is limited.


  • Fundamentals of Destination Organizations (in-person and online)
  • Fundamentals of Sales (in-person only)
  • Destination Marketing and Research
  • Destination Development and Management
  • Governance and Finance
  • Destination Organization Operations: Technology and Human Resources
  • Membership & Communications

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PDM Courses at DMA-West Education Summit

Sacramento, CA, USA
Register for courses through the DMA-West Education Summit

Fundamentals of Sales
October 1, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Member rate: US$ 395 | Non-member rate: US$ 968

Governance and Finance
October 2, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Member rate: US$ 395 | Non-member rate: US$ 968