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TACVB Board of Directors Approves Changes to the TDM Certification Program


At the April 2017 Board meeting, the TACVB Board of Directors approved changes to the Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) Certification Program offering additional choice in disciplines and a corresponding fee increase.  These changes will be effective beginning August 1, 2017.


Program Requirements & Discipline Areas

Candidates who earn and receive six (6) certificates including the Texas Heritage/Cultural Tourism discipline and attend the Destination Marketing Principles Seminar (formerly CVB 101) will be awarded the TDM Designation and recognition at the TACVB Annual Conference.


All candidates MUST register online, select a minimum of six (6) disciplines, and pay a one-time, upfront program fee of $250 prior to beginning the program. Candidates interested in pursuing additional certificates, above the required six (6) disciplines, will be subject to a $20/per discipline additional fee. Program registration information and forms are available here.


The disciplines available are as follows:


  • Texas Heritage/Cultural Tourism (REQUIRED)
  • Marketing
  • Administration/Finance
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Sports Sales
  • Facility Operations
  • Technology
  • Group Sales
  • Tourism Sales
  • Group Servicing
  • Visitor Services


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Round Rock, TX  78683
Phone: 512-550-3464
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