Distinguished Toastmaster

The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters. The requirements to achieve the DTM will change slightly with Pathways.

Education Program

To earn the DTM designation in the traditional education program, you are required to:

  1. Earn the Competent Communicator (CC) award.
  2. Earn the Competent Leader (CL) award
  3. Serve at least six months as a club officer
  4. Serve a complete one-year term as a district officer.
  5. Serve as a club sponsor, mentor or coach.
  6. Participate in the preparation of a Club Success Plan.
  7. Earn your Advanced Communicator Gold or Advanced Toastmaster Gold award.
  8. Earn your Advanced Leader Silver or Advanced Leader award.*

*Please refer to the application for a complete list of requirements.

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Pathways learning experience:

To earn the DTM in Pathways, you are required to:

  1. Complete two learning paths.
  2. Serve as a club officer for 12 months. (If your club has six-month terms for officers, you can fulfill this requirement by serving as a club officer twice, but you don’t have to do it in consecutive terms.)
  3. Serve a complete one-year term as a district officer.
  4. Serve as a club mentor or coach.
  5. Serve as a club sponsor or conduct a Speechcraf or Youth Leadership program.
  6. Complete the DTM project. (Members are required to create and implement a project of their own design, in which they demonstrate the skills and expertise they have gained.)
Pathways Achievements & Awards

Club Officer Resources

District Leadership Handbook (PDF)

A primary reference and resource for all district leaders.

2013-2014 District Governors (PDF)

A quick-reference guide to the current District Governors. 

District Conference Speaker Guidelines (PDF)

Download these guidelines before speaking at a conference.

Member Management

Membership problems can be a learning opportunity for both club leaders and members.

Club Training Schedule

Clubs with officers attending training receive credit toward the training goal in the Distinguished Club Program.

Retention of Club Records Guidelines

Frequently, clubs ask World Headquarters how long they should keep certain financial and administrative records.

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