Incentive Newsline: SITE Revises CITE Rules
The board of the Chicago-based Society of
Incentive & Travel Executives has decided to open the
organization’s Certified Incentive Travel Executive certification
program to nonmembers. Previously, only SITE members were eligible
for the designation.
The board also has approved a rule mandating that
professionals who achieve the CITE after Jan. 1, 2005, must be
recertified every five years; those who earn the CITE prior to that
date will not have to be recertified.
A spokesperson for SITE said the moves were made to “raise the
level of professionalism in the incentive industry.”
The new moves are part of SITE’s revamping and updating of the
CITE, per the recommendations and guidance of a task force headed
by Todd Dunlap, CMP, CITE.
Dunlap said the new CITE program, including the updated
questions for the written test, will be complete by year’s end.