To promote and maintain high standards of proficiency, excellence and integrity within the tour guiding profession.

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The CTPA is a professional association with over 175 members. We've got all different kinds of guides and Associate Members, like transportation & destination management companies. Whether you're looking for more work or more community, we're here to help!

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Are you interested in becoming a Certified Guide? The CTPA has a 3-part test that will be sure to challenge you. We provide study guides, study sessions and all the help we can so you pass all three tests and become certified!


The CTPA organizes diverse meetings and events each year. Professional development and continuing education events are our primary focus. We have quarterly meetings with speakers or discussions of topics of interest to our members. We also coordinate  museum and neighborhood visits.  

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