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 each award application for a complete list of requirements.

Award Applications

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 and participate in a district-sponsored club officer training program. (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 successfully as a club mentor or coach.**
  5. Serve successfully as a club sponsor or conduct a Speechcraft 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

**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 educationprogram@toastmasters.org and cannot be processed online through Club Central. For additional information, please review the Education Program FAQs.

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