Achievement + Awards

In Pathways, you are recognized for every achievement and milestone you and your club reach. Whether you choose to explore one path or several, every step you take will be supported and celebrated along the way.


Achievement Awards

Earn digital badges on Base Camp to show fellow club members all you’ve done. Receive a path badge when you finish a path. Every time you complete a level, you’ll receive level badges signifying your achievement. You can also award feedback badges to recognize members of your club.


Receive digital certificates whenever you reach important milestones in Pathways. To celebrate your accomplishments when you finish a level or complete a path, you can download or print a certificate directly from Base Camp.

Certificate of proficiency

Employer letters
Let your employer know about your achievements with official letters sent from Toastmasters. This is a great way to show them the commitment you’ve made toward personal growth. Employer letters can be requested when you complete Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5 in a path.

An email from the International President
Enjoy a celebratory email from the International President congratulating you on your success when you complete a path. You may also request a printed version of this commemorative message from World Headquarters.

Path completion
Proudly receive the accolade of Proficient for each path you complete. For example: “Toastmaster Sara completed the Motivational Strategies learning path and is now Motivational Strategies Proficient.”

Pathways Mentor Program
Have you ever wanted to be a mentor? The Pathways Mentor Program gives you the opportunity to help others by building and reinforcing the skills needed to provide effective mentoring. Complete this program and become a credentialed mentor once you are Proficient in a path.


Distinguished Toastmaster
Why stop at one path? Journey beyond being Proficient and receive the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM). This is the highest individual honor you can achieve in Pathways. Earn your DTM when you fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completing two paths
  • Serving as a club officer for 12 months and participating in a district-sponsored club officer training program.
  • Serving as a club mentor or coach *
  • Serving as a club sponsor or conducting Speechcraft or a Youth Leadership Program
  • Serving as a district officer for one year *
  • Completing DTM project

Distinguished Club Program
The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) is an annual award program recognizing clubs that provide an outstanding member experience. You play a vital role in your club’s participation in the DCP through your achievements. There are six educational DCP goals you and members of your club can fulfill:

  1. Four members complete Level 1 in a learning path
  2. Two members complete Level 2 in a learning path
  3. Two additional members complete Level 2 in a learning path
  4. Two members complete Level 3 in a learning path
  5. One member completes Level 4 in learning path
  6. One member completes Level 5 in a learning path

Contact your vice president education for more information on the DCP.


*A club coach role successfully completed on June 30, 2019 or June 30, 2020 can be used to satisfy both the club coach requirement and the district leader requirement. Applications using this exception must be submitted to World Headquarters by emailing and cannot be processed online through Club Central. For additional information, please review the Education Program FAQs.

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