GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course Exam and Certificate

One of the key benefits of participating in a GSTC training class is the opportunity to take the official GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course Exam, and upon successful completion, receive a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate your personal knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

* note that this is a professional certificate for individuals and it is not related or equivalent to a certification of a business or a destination by a GSTC-Accredited certification body. You can find more information here:
Become certified Sustainable Hotel
Become certified Sustainable Tour Operator
Become certified Sustainable Destination

** note that this professional certificate does not imply a certificate to become an authorized GSTC trainer.

Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Letter

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)

Sustainability is imperative for all tourism stakeholders and must translate from words to actions. The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and expert guidance to assist tourism destinations and businesses implement effective steps and achieve tangible performance goals. The STTP uses the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, as the training curriculum framework, and incorporates best practice presentations, business and destination case studies, and in-depth advice and consultation on how to implement sustainability practices for businesses and destinations.

Global Authority on Sustainable Tourism

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) was established by UN agencies together with NGOs and the private sector to act as an independent organization. It is now playing a critical role as the leading global authority in providing guidance for the development and management of sustainability practices in travel and tourism. Based on the GSTC’s extensive knowledge base, the STTP offers both global and regional perspectives relevant to tourism industry stakeholders at various stages of sustainability adoption and development.

Demonstrate Your Sustainable Tourism Knowledge

All training participants who complete the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course will have the opportunity to take the official Sustainable Tourism Course Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format and available for one month following the date of training class completion.

The exam is designed to evaluate the training participant’s awareness and knowledge of the content covered in the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course, and relevant examples and approaches to implementing sustainable tourism policies and practices within tourism industry businesses and destinations.

GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

Those who achieve a 80% pass mark on the Sustainable Tourism Course Exam will receive a GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

This certificate is specific to the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course, and is for individuals who have demonstrated the required level of knowledge. The certificate, therefore, may not be promoted in a way that associates the individual training participant’s achievement with their business or organization. The certificate is not equivalent to or in any way related to a business or a destination becoming certified by a GSTC-Accredited certifying body.