How You Can Progress In Toastmasters
Member
Members can track their education progress using the Member Achievement Record
New Member
All new members begin by receiving two basic manuals: the Competent Communication and Competent Leadership books. These designate the start of the two educational tracks available in Toastmasters; the communication track and the leadership track.
These tracks are not mutually exclusive. You are encouraged to work toward awards in both tracks at the same time.
Competent Communicator (CC)
The first milestone in the communication track is the Competent Communicator (CC) award. To earn this award, you must:
  • Complete the ten projects in the Competent Communication manual.
Once you've earned your CC award, your next milestone in the Communication track is the Advanced Communicator Bronze.
Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)
To earn the ACB award, you must first achieve your CC award and then you must:
  • Complete five projects in each of two Advanced Speaking Manuals for a total of ten more speeches.
Once you've earned your ACB award, your next milestone in the Communication track is the Advanced Communicator Silver.
Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)
To earn the ACS award, you must first achieve your ACB award and then you must:
  • Complete five projects in each of two Advanced Speaking Manuals* for a total of ten more speeches
  • Deliver any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series**.
* It's important to note that a Toastmaster may not repeat any of the advanced manuals for award credit until they have completed all 15 of the available manuals. In other words, you need to choose two different advanced manuals for your ACS than you used for your ACB.
** Just as with the advanced manuals, a Toastmaster may not repeat any of these modules for award credit until they have completed all of the available modules. In other words, you need to choose two different modules for your ACS than you used for your ALB.
Once you've earned your ACS award, your next milestone in the Communication track is the Advanced Communicator Gold.
Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
To earn the ACG award, you must first achieve your ACS award and then you must:
  • Complete five projects in each of two Advanced Speaking Manuals* for a total of ten more speeches.
  • Conduct a Success/Leadership, Success/Communication, or Youth Leadership program.
  • Coach/mentor a new member through their first three speech projects.
* It's important to note that a Toastmaster may not repeat any of the advanced manuals for award credit until they have completed all 15 of the available manuals. In other words, you need to choose two different advanced manuals for your ACG than you used for your ACB and ACS.
The ACG award marks the end of the Communication track. From here, your next milestone is the Distinguished Toastmaster award.
Competent Leader (CL)
The first milestone in the leadership track is the Competent Leader (CL) award. To earn this award, you must:
  • Complete the ten projects in the Competent Leadership manual.
Once you've earned your CL award, your next milestone in the Leadership track is the Advanced Leader Bronze.
Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
To earn the ALB award, you must first achieve your CL award and your CC award, then you must:
  • Serve six months as a club officer.
  • Participate in preparing a Club Success Plan while in office.
  • Receive district-sponsored club officer training.
  • Conduct any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series*.
* It's important to note that a Toastmaster may not repeat any of these modules for award credit until they have completed all of the available modules. In other words, you need to choose two different modules for your ALB than you used for your ACS.
Once you've earned your ALB award, your next milestone in the Leadership track is the Advanced Leader Silver.
Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)
To earn the ALS award, you must first achieve your ALB award. Then, you must:
  • Serve a complete twelve-month term as a district officer.
  • Complete a High Performance Leadership Program.
  • Serve successfully as a club sponsor, mentor, or coach.
The ALS award marks the end of the Leadership track. From here, your next milestone is the Distinguished Toastmaster award.
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
The Distinguished Toastmaster Award is the highest educational honor our organization bestows. It recognizes both communication and leadership skills. To earn this award, you must:
  • Achieve Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG).
  • Achieve Advanced Leader Silver (ALS).
When you earn your DTM, you receive a gorgeous plaque of recognition from Toastmasters International. You are also a guest of honor at the Hall of Fame Luncheon at the next District 7 Conference, and you'll receive your beautiful blue ribbon and gold medallion at that event.
And DTM isn't the end ... it's just another beginning! Many DTMs start back at the beginning of the educational tracks, recognizing their skills can only improve as they earn a second set of the communication and leadership awards.
We meet at Dobson Ranch Restaurant, 2155 S. Dobson Road Phone: 480-644-2600 Friday Mornings from 6:30 AM until 8:00 AM
We are Club #4705 [Area:S1 Division: Saguaro District:3 Region: 10] of Toastmasters International. Dobson Ranch Toastmasters is an Open Toastmasters Cub.