The Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award represents the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters.

Requirements for earning the DTM*

  1. Complete two learning paths.
  2. Serve as a club officer for two six–month terms or one annual term, participate in the preparation of a Club Success Plan, and participate in a District-sponsored Club Officer Training.
  3. Serve a complete one-year term as a District leader.
  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.) Members can receive access to the DTM project on Base Camp once they have completed one path and Levels 1, 2, and 3 in a second, unique path. To receive this project, email educationprogram@toastmasters.org.

* Please refer to the Distinguished Toastmaster Award Application for a complete list of requirements.

** For additional information, please review the Education Program FAQs.

Are you working towards your DTM?

Whether you are working toward your DTM in the legacy program or in Pathways, the process can be a little daunting. In Toastmasters fashion, we always offer a hand. Would you like to have a mentor help guide you through the process? Then contact Adie Kurtanich at PQD@d13tm.com for help.

Adie Kurtanich, VC5, EH5
Adie Kurtanich, VC5, EH5Program Quality Director