Masterclass Series & MCTP

What's the difference between the Masterclass series and the Master Culinary Travel Professional (MCTP) program?

The Masterclass series of classes are individual classes that you choose based on a specific subject, for example, how to create a food or beverage tour company or event. You purchase each class individually and when the class is done, there is nothing more for you to do, except to take an optional knowledge test or to choose another class of course. Each standalone Masterclass is pure education, and offers no marketing benefits. So when you complete a Masterclass, there is no official certifica...

How long does it take to complete the new MCTP program?

The new MCTP program requires a total of 5 online Masterclasses. Each class lasts just under an hour in duration. A comprehension test is also required and follows each Masterclass. For a native English speaker, tests can typically be completed in less than 40 minutes. (5 Masterclasses x 60 minutes) + (5 tests x 40 minutes) = 500 minutes Students are also required to write a research paper or article in your subject matter of interest (i.e. you choose the topic). The minimum length is 2500 wor...

What happened to the Certified Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP) program?

The Certified Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP) was founded in 2008 and was our industry's oldest oldest program to certify experts in the culinary travel. The program was updated each year to incorporate new trends, data and examples, to keep content fresh and relevant. The CCTP program was retired in mid-2018 to make room for our new Masterclass series (https://www.worldfoodtravel.org/cpages/masterclass-series) and Master Culinary Travel Professional program (https://www.worldfoodtravel.org/...

Will the new MCTP program affect my CCTP designation?

If you graduated from our Certified Culinary Travel Professional (CCTP) program at some point since the program began in 2008, there is no need to worry. Your CCTP designation and credentials will be preserved, maintained and honored by our Association indefinitely. Our new Master Culinary Travel Professional (MCTP) (https://www.worldfoodtravel.org/cpages/master-culinary-travel-professional) program is different from the CCTP because it is a much more in-depth and customized learning experience....