Become CLIA Certified

What is CLIA ?


Established in 1975, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community.  CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy, and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience.

What is a CLIA Number?

The CLIA Number is an ID number issued by Cruise Lines International Association. It’s a number for vendors to identify you as a seller of travel. You can't book travel as a travel agent without this number. The vendor recognize the travel agency and it's perks & benefits by CLIA number in vendor's system. It works  the same way as the ARC or IATA number, it’s just issued by another organization and has different barriers of entry & expenses associated with it.

Who Accepts CLIA ?

CLIA is accepted everywhere but the airlines.


CLIA Membership Benefits:


Enjoy a wide variety of benefits and resources to help navigate the overall cruise industry, attract more clients, earn more income, and expand cruise industry knowledge.  Showcase your commitment to providing the highest quality of service and your dedication to upholding the highest standards of professional conduct.

  • Establish yourself as a cruise travel authority in the eyes of consumers having Membership Card with instant industry recognition with the CLIA industry ID number

  • Reward yourself with exclusive personal travel perks and discounts (up to 50% off cruise fares), ship board credits, upgrades for CLIA card holders only.

  • Preferential Pricing – Members will receive discounts on select training, certification and cruise3sixty.

  • Priority invitations and confirmations for ship inaugurals, training seminars, FAM sailings and CLIA exclusive American Cruise Lines webinars.

  • Seminars at sea, plus bonus commissions redeemable at the Individual Agent Level.  The combined offers are worth up $5000

  • Product Training Access where Agents will be able to access Integrated Member Cruise Line Product Training.

  • Preferential Registration – Members can also take advantage of preferential registration for ship inspections at cruise3sixty.

  • CLIA Member Guide. Personalized CLIA Agent Member Certificate 

  • Email news, promotions and updates from CLIA, CLIA Member Lines, and CLIA's travel industry partners.

  • Access to Sales & Marketing Tools including Cruise Manual, FAQ Brochures, CLIA Member Line Brochure Rack and other materials, all with customizable features.

  • Receive access to Cruise Line Member and Executive Partner commission opportunities and training

  • Receive professional development opportunities through comprehensive training and certification

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Can I receive a CLIA Identification Card from BNT Travel Group?


BNT Travel Group promotes education and growth in the travel business.  We are happy to provide our agents with a CLIA Membership Card based on certain requirements that must be met set forth by the CLIA Organization combines with BNT Travel Group.


BNT Travel Group CLIA Membership Requirements:


  • Must be an active BNT agent for at least 6 months

  • Produce $5000 and more in your commissions within a calendar year

  • Take and pass all educational courses provided by each respective cruise line

  • Submit a completed application along with the annual CLIA Membership fee ($79)