Sep 5, 2019

Become IATA Certified

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is responsible for regulating the aviation travel industry across the globe. Travel agents and agencies apply for IATA certifications to demonstrate their superior qualifications. To complete the initial application process, you’ll need to answer an extensive questionnaire and provide documentation of experience and financial standing. Although the application process is quite rigorous, it’s worthwhile in order to gain access to the significant professional resources of the IATA.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zSg7bo>
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is responsible for regulating the aviation travel industry across the globe. Travel agents and agencies apply for IATA certifications to demonstrate their superior qualifications. To complete the initial application process, you'll need to answer an extensive questionnaire and provide documentation of experience and financial standing. Although the application process is quite rigorous, it's worthwhile in order to gain access to the significant professional resources of the IATA.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zSg7bo>
 
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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
 
===Starting the Application Process===
 
===Starting the Application Process===
#Create an IATA online customer profile. Go to https://ift.tt/2uBK26e and click on the “Not Yet Registered?” link. You will then be asked to enter your email address and personal contact information. You’ll also need to select a profile password for future use.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 1.jpeg|center]]
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#Create an IATA online customer profile. Go to https://ift.tt/2uBK26e and click on the “Not Yet Registered?” link. You will then be asked to enter your email address and personal contact information. You'll also need to select a profile password for future use.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 1.jpeg|center]]
 
#*If you have questions for IATA or need to check the status of your application, you can do so through your personal portal.  
 
#*If you have questions for IATA or need to check the status of your application, you can do so through your personal portal.  
#Read through the Travel Agent’s Handbook. This is an electronic publication that can be found on the IATA website’s https://ift.tt/2zSjUp0. It contains detailed information regarding applying for certification and how to stay certified over time. After you’ve worked your way through the text, reach out to IATA customer service with any questions.<ref>http://www.iata.org/services/accreditation/travel-tourism/Pages/tah.aspx</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 2.jpeg|center]]
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#Read through the Travel Agent's Handbook. This is an electronic publication that can be found on the IATA website's https://ift.tt/2zSjUp0. It contains detailed information regarding applying for certification and how to stay certified over time. After you've worked your way through the text, reach out to IATA customer service with any questions.<ref>http://www.iata.org/services/accreditation/travel-tourism/Pages/tah.aspx</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 2.jpeg|center]]
#Download an application packet. Once you open up https://ift.tt/2PON2Iu, you’ll see a full accreditation kit with step-by-step instructions. You can either save this document and fill it out as a pdf for email submission or print everything out to mail it in. Alternatively, you can go to the link for “Accreditation Application” found in your IATA personal portal website to submit everything online.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 3.jpeg|center]]
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#Download an application packet. Once you open up https://ift.tt/2PON2Iu, you'll see a full accreditation kit with step-by-step instructions. You can either save this document and fill it out as a pdf for email submission or print everything out to mail it in. Alternatively, you can go to the link for “Accreditation Application” found in your IATA personal portal website to submit everything online.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 3.jpeg|center]]
 
#*You can also download the application packet at https://ift.tt/2zWHPnk.  
 
#*You can also download the application packet at https://ift.tt/2zWHPnk.  
 
#Complete the initial application. This document is in the form of a basic questionnaire. It will ask for contact information at the start. Then, it progresses on to more detailed questions to verify your eligibility for certification.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 4.jpeg|center]]
 
#Complete the initial application. This document is in the form of a basic questionnaire. It will ask for contact information at the start. Then, it progresses on to more detailed questions to verify your eligibility for certification.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 4.jpeg|center]]
 
#*Your application will be assessed by the local AIP on the basis of the following criteria: financial record and standing; staff qualifications and experience; identification and accessibility of premises; and security and procedures.  
 
#*Your application will be assessed by the local AIP on the basis of the following criteria: financial record and standing; staff qualifications and experience; identification and accessibility of premises; and security and procedures.  
 
===Meeting IATA Evidence Standards===
 
===Meeting IATA Evidence Standards===
#Provide evidence of your regular business operations. Print out documents from your official website showing the hours that you provide services to customers. It’s also helpful if you can attach a copy of your agreement to serve as a branch of a larger corporation.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 5.jpeg|center]]
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#Provide evidence of your regular business operations. Print out documents from your official website showing the hours that you provide services to customers. It's also helpful if you can attach a copy of your agreement to serve as a branch of a larger corporation.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 5.jpeg|center]]
#*If you are not part of a branch, then you’ll need to provide documentation showing that you are a solo operator and provide only inclusive tour offerings.  
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#*If you are not part of a branch, then you'll need to provide documentation showing that you are a solo operator and provide only inclusive tour offerings.  
#Document the qualifications of your staff. If you are an agency with multiple agents, then you must show that at least 1 of them has met the professional criteria to operate a business in your local area. If you are a solo agent, then you must submit your business license or copies of any other certifications that you’ve received. These documents serve as proof of qualifications.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 6.jpeg|center]]
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#Document the qualifications of your staff. If you are an agency with multiple agents, then you must show that at least 1 of them has met the professional criteria to operate a business in your local area. If you are a solo agent, then you must submit your business license or copies of any other certifications that you've received. These documents serve as proof of qualifications.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 6.jpeg|center]]
 
#*For example, training courses can count towards showing a minimal level of experience and training required to become certified, as long as they were offered by the IATA. Scan in and submit copies of any training certifications.  
 
#*For example, training courses can count towards showing a minimal level of experience and training required to become certified, as long as they were offered by the IATA. Scan in and submit copies of any training certifications.  
#Send along proof showing prior travel experience. If you’ve worked for an IATA accredited agent or airline in the past, then include this information in your resume and application materials. If you can send along a letter from that employer or documentation of employment, then that’s even better.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 7.jpeg|center]]
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#Send along proof showing prior travel experience. If you've worked for an IATA accredited agent or airline in the past, then include this information in your resume and application materials. If you can send along a letter from that employer or documentation of employment, then that's even better.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 7.jpeg|center]]
 
#*The IATA is particularly interested in experience that shows a prior knowledge of airline operations and ticketing procedures.  
 
#*The IATA is particularly interested in experience that shows a prior knowledge of airline operations and ticketing procedures.  
 
#*You could even submit a copy of a prior business card as proof of travel employment experience.  
 
#*You could even submit a copy of a prior business card as proof of travel employment experience.  
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#*The IATA mailing address for applications is:<br>703 Waterford Way, Suite 600<br>Miami, Florida USA<br>33126.
 
#*The IATA mailing address for applications is:<br>703 Waterford Way, Suite 600<br>Miami, Florida USA<br>33126.
 
#*Your notarized evidentiary documents must be submitted at the same time as your application. Scan them in and submit them as pdfs via the portal or email. Or, keep them in print form and mail them in.  
 
#*Your notarized evidentiary documents must be submitted at the same time as your application. Scan them in and submit them as pdfs via the portal or email. Or, keep them in print form and mail them in.  
#Pay the accreditation fee once you are contacted by the IATA. This fee is payable in U.S. dollars and is due after the IATA acknowledges receipt of your application forms. They will then send you an instruction sheet listing your fee amount and how to pay. You’ll have to log in to your patient portal in order to pay your fee with a credit card.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 10.jpeg|center]]
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#Pay the accreditation fee once you are contacted by the IATA. This fee is payable in U.S. dollars and is due after the IATA acknowledges receipt of your application forms. They will then send you an instruction sheet listing your fee amount and how to pay. You'll have to log in to your patient portal in order to pay your fee with a credit card.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 10.jpeg|center]]
 
#*The fee is usually around $165 for self-employed agents and over $300 for full or corporate travel agencies.
 
#*The fee is usually around $165 for self-employed agents and over $300 for full or corporate travel agencies.
 
#Send along any additional materials as requested. After an initial review of your application, the AIP might contact you to ask for more information or documentation. If this happens, get the materials together for them as quickly as possible. In most cases, they are simply trying to fill in gaps from your application timeline.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 11.jpeg|center]]
 
#Send along any additional materials as requested. After an initial review of your application, the AIP might contact you to ask for more information or documentation. If this happens, get the materials together for them as quickly as possible. In most cases, they are simply trying to fill in gaps from your application timeline.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 11.jpeg|center]]
 
#*For example, they might ask that you send along a particular financial statement that might have been left out from the prior packet.
 
#*For example, they might ask that you send along a particular financial statement that might have been left out from the prior packet.
 
===Finalizing and Maintaining Your IATA Certification===
 
===Finalizing and Maintaining Your IATA Certification===
#Receive notification of your certification. When your application has been approved you will get an official letter showing the date of your accreditation. You’ll also receive a certificate to display in your office. The acceptance documentation will show your IATA numeric code, which is a unique ID that you’ll use for future IATA transactions.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 12.jpeg|center]]
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#Receive notification of your certification. When your application has been approved you will get an official letter showing the date of your accreditation. You'll also receive a certificate to display in your office. The acceptance documentation will show your IATA numeric code, which is a unique ID that you'll use for future IATA transactions.<ref>https://bizfluent.com/how-6079802-become-licensed-iata-travel-agent.html</ref>[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 12.jpeg|center]]
 
#*It will take at least 2 weeks for your application to be approved.  
 
#*It will take at least 2 weeks for your application to be approved.  
#Request reconsideration of a rejected application. If the IATA panel turns down your request for certification, then they will notify you of your exact reasons for rejection. This gives you a chance to strengthen your application and ask for a review. You can request a review within 30 days of your initial application’s rejection.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 13.jpeg|center]]
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#Request reconsideration of a rejected application. If the IATA panel turns down your request for certification, then they will notify you of your exact reasons for rejection. This gives you a chance to strengthen your application and ask for a review. You can request a review within 30 days of your initial application's rejection.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 13.jpeg|center]]
#Notify the IATA with name or location changes. If you are an IATA member and decide to change some of your basic membership details, then you’ll need clearance from the IATA beforehand. Contact your local branch representative and discuss your plans. Failure to do so could jeopardize your IATA certification status.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 14.jpeg|center]]
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#Notify the IATA with name or location changes. If you are an IATA member and decide to change some of your basic membership details, then you'll need clearance from the IATA beforehand. Contact your local branch representative and discuss your plans. Failure to do so could jeopardize your IATA certification status.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 14.jpeg|center]]
 
#Comply with any requests for future accreditation reviews. The IATA reserves the right to ask for evidence of good financial standing at any point during your membership period. If you receive a request for business documentation from the IATA, comply as soon as possible.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 15.jpeg|center]]
 
#Comply with any requests for future accreditation reviews. The IATA reserves the right to ask for evidence of good financial standing at any point during your membership period. If you receive a request for business documentation from the IATA, comply as soon as possible.[[Image:Become IATA Certified Step 15.jpeg|center]]
 
#*These periodic and random reviews are required of all IATA members.  
 
#*These periodic and random reviews are required of all IATA members.  


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