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Professional in Destination Management (PDM) Certificate

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The Professional in Destination Management (PDM) Certificate is designed to provide a foundation of skills and knowledge for DMO staff professionals who are new to the industry or who want to broaden their current skill set.    

Individuals working toward their PDM certificate are required to complete 40 credit hours within a two-year period. Five (5) credit hours are secured from the program’s required course, Fundamentals of Destination Management & Marketing course. The remaining 35 credit hours can be earned through DMAI and approved non-DMAI education/conference sessions. 

Please note the applicable PDM Downloads (documents) below:

  1. PDM Requirements Overview (Please read this entire document.)
  2. PDM Certificate Application (Forward your completed application to PDMprogram@destinationmarketing.org. Allow one month to process.)
  3. PDM Fundamentals Course (required) Overview

Thank you for your interest! We support your commitment to advance your professional development!

Registration for the PDM Fundamentals Course is now open for August 1,  2016 in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more.