Toastmasters has an educational program to help you become a better communicator and leader. Here are the designations and the requirements as a checklist.

NEW! PathwaysDistinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
This is the new educational program Toastmasters has developed and rolled out in 2017-2018.


This is the highest designation you can achieve in Toastmasters, after completing the following Pathways requirements (click here for a chart on

  • Complete two learning paths.
  • Serve as a club officer for 12 months. (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.)
  • Serve a complete one-year term as a district officer.
  • Serve successfully as a club mentor or coach.
  • Serve successfully as a club sponsor or conduct a Speechcraft or Youth Leadership program.
  • 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.)