Education

Educational Tracks

The Toastmasters educational program is divided into two tracks – a communication track and a leadership track. Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive and you can work in both at the same time. Both also provide for specific accomplishments.

The awards and requirements appear in the Education Program Summary chart below. The diagram shows the award progression in each track:

Education Tracks

Education Program Summary

Communication Track Leadership Track

Competent Communicator (CC)

  • Complete Competent Communication manual

Competent Leader (CL)

  • Complete Competent Leadership manual

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

  • Achieve Competent Communicator (CC) or Competent Toastmaster (CTM)
  • Complete two Advanced Communication manuals

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

  • Achieve Competent Leader
  • Achieve Competent Communicator (CC) or Competent Toastmaster (CTM)
  • Serve as club officer
  • Participate in Club Success Plan
  • Attend Club Officer Training
  • Conduct two programs from the Successful Club Series and/or the Leadership Excellence Series

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)

  • Achieve Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze (ATMB)
  • Complete two additional Advanced Communication manuals
  • Conduct two programs from the Better Speaker Series and/or the Successful Club Series programs

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

  • Achieve Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) or Advanced Toastmaster Silver (ATMS)
  • Complete two additional Advanced Communication manuals
  • Conduct a Success/Leadership, Success/Communication or Youth Leadership program
  • Coach a new member with his/her first three speeches

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

  • Achieve Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) or “old” Competent Leader (CL)
  • Serve as district officer
  • Complete the High Performance Leadership program
  • Serve as Club Sponsor, Club Mentor or Club Coach

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  • Achieve Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) or Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ATMG)
  • Achieve Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) or Advanced Leader (AL)