TICO and Proctoring

TICO Proctoring is generally available on Fridays at 10:30 am except on TICO Pre Exam Prep Course dates and statutory holidays. If you would like your exam proctored at Travel College Canada, please email Louise@travelcollege.ca or phone 416.481.2265 to confirm availability.

TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario)


As of July 1, 2009 those who sell, counsel or provide travel advice to consumers on behalf of Ontario travel companies must be certified by TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario).

Our TICO Pre Exam Prep Courses are normally offered on the last Friday of each month.

Next Available Course: Friday June 30  Space is always limited due to popularity – Contact us today ….

Note: Exam proctoring on Prep Course dates is only available for those attending same day Prep Course.

Register Today, as space is limited in all our high demand course.

Levels of TICO Certification:

There is a choice of three exams. Choose the appropriate one for your desired certification:

1. Travel Counsellor (Study Manual Modules 1-5)

2. Supervisor/Manager (Study Manual Modules 6-9)

3. Combined Travel Counsellor and Supervisor/Manager (Study Manual Modules 1-9)

To learn more about each of the above, and to prepare for the exam of your choice, visit: www.tico.ca. While on the TICO website download and print a free copy of the TICO Education Standard Study Manual applicable to your choice of exam. For those attending our Pre Exam Prep Course, please bring your Study Manual with you as it will be referenced during the course.

We are pleased to offer a corporate discount for groups of ten or more on the same date and time. We invite your call or email to discuss how we may help.

Our Services Include

About the Prep Course

Our Travel Counsellor Prep Course (Modules 1-5 in the Study Manual) starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3 pm.

Those registered in our Combined Travel Counsellor/Supervisor Manager Prep Course (Modules 1-9) continue training until 4:30 pm.

Those registered for the Supervisor Manager Prep Course only (covers Modules 6-9 in the Study Manual) training is from 3 pm – 4:30 pm.

For those who choose to write their exam the same day following the Prep Course, exam times are posted on our Registration Form.

About the trainer

Louise Blazik Hon. HMD, CTDP, CTM is a certified training and development professional with over twenty five years’ experience in education and the travel and tourism industry.

Louise has specially designed a TICO Pre Exam Prep Course providing real business examples to help the participant best understand content in the TICO Study Manual.

It is in the understanding – not memorizing – that helps with retention of information and transfer of learning. This ensures the candidate is prepared to write the online exam. We invite you to read our testimonials from those that took our Prep Course.

List of Exams We Proctor

Travel College Canada is an approved proctored venue for the following exams:

1. TICO – Travel Industry Council of Ontario
2. ACTA – Alliance of Canadian Travel Agents/ E-Merit CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) & CTM (Certified Travel Manager) Knowledge Exams
3. CTGA – Canadian Tour Guide Association
4. British Columbia Travel Insurance
5. Saskatchewan By-Law

Generally, exams are proctored on Fridays at 10:30 am with some exceptions e.g. TICO Pre-Exam Preparation Course Days (proctoring is available to Prep Course participants only) and prior to some long weekends with Statutory Holidays.

How To Register

It is essential  to click and download   read, and follow the registration steps to ensure correct procedure is followed for exam registration with TICO, our proctoring service, and TICO Pre Exam Prep Courses. The Instructions sheet also provides answers to commonly asked questions. Please read these sheets before contacting our office.

Important: Email louise@travelcollege.ca or call 416.481.2265 to check availability of Proctor, exam date, and time prior to booking your exam with TICO.

IMPORTANT: Within a day or two of registering with TICO, call or email our office and book a day and time to visit our office and bring our Registration Form for Proctoring service and/or Pre Exam Prep Course along with your payment in cash, in the correct amount. Receipt is provided.  Advance registration is required in order to confirm your seat for proctoring and/or the Prep Course.


Client Testimonials

We are very grateful to those who have kindly taken the time to write about their experiences after taken the course. Participants often express appreciation for the many invaluable examples and explanations offered by our instructors. These have helped them best understand the material, boosting their self-confidence, and providing them with the motivation needed to pass the exam.

“The TICO Prep Course was excellent, it was beyond my expectations and I will refer this training session to my colleagues.”- Syed

“I wouldn’t change anything. It was an excellent experience. I’ve learned a lot from Mrs. Blazik in very little time. Excellent teacher” – Betsy

“Walked into the class with no former background experience in the field, walked out prepared and confident to write the TICO exam. Louise was excellent” – Janice

“The prep course was very helpful made me understand more about TICO, plus Louise explain everything beautifully. It was so helpful” – Leticia

“Trainer was very knowledgeable not only the TICO subject but about the travel industry as well. Learned a lot.” – Eunyoung

“I had a great time at the TICO Pre Prep Course, the trainer Louise Blazik was knowledgeable on the subject; the content was well organized and easy to follow. The overall training session was fun, engaging, and excellent.”– Christopher

“Excellent job, the exam Prep Course was engaging, the quality of instruction was excellent, and the training room was suitable and comfortable.” – Sheikh

“Thanks to you, I passed the TICO Travel Counsellor exam and am now eligible to sell travel in Ontario. I felt so confident in your program that I completed the exam literally in 20 minutes and passed! The knowledge was so vital in the exam, but also vital in knowing why we have TICO and how to sell travel right.” – Paul Cadiente

“Louise, I just wanted to personally inform you of the great response my travel agents had after your specially designed TICO prep course. I have arranged many classes over the years and my agents mentioned they have never experienced such professionalism. They truly appreciated the way in which everything was organized and most importantly the way in which the classes were delivered. As you know with over 60 agents it is not always easy to please so many. However they were all delighted and truly enjoyed the content of the classes. I am pleased to pass on this good news to other organizations” – Gary Unsworth


We hope this information has been useful. If you have a question that is not answered above, please check out our FAQ page by clicking here. If you have any further questions, please call us at 416.481.2265 or email us at info@travelcollege.ca