CTE is the Professional Certification for successful participants in the Executive Development Programme.  Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) programme is the gold standard of achievement in the tourism industry.


The Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) programmes are  designed as accredited, competence based professional credential recognised by tourism and allied occupations Employers to identify and recognise individuals who meet the Occupational Standards defining competence in their  field of specialisation.

Executive Development Programmes are developed to assist individuals working in the industry to: 

  • Acquire and/or enhance professional-level industry-related education.
  • Receive recognition for their professional development activities, industry experience, and commitment to the tourism industry   
  • Develop a broader knowledge of the tourism industry, and of the resources available to assist them in the performance of their job responsibilities.
  • Develop a new network of professional contacts in the Nigeria tourism industry and beyond.

CTE designation is the symbol of excellence and leadership in the Tourism Industry and allied Occupations.

They demonstrate to the industry that the holders are experienced, knowledgeable and motivated professionals who care about the industry and the colleagues with whom they work.

EDP certification is the tourism industry’s recognition of an individual’s ability to meet or exceed the occupation standard of knowledge, skills and attitude.