educational tracks

The Toastmasters legacy Communication & Leadership (C&L) educational program was divided into two tracks - a communication track and a leadership track. Members were 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.

NOTE    District 4 members who joined Toastmasters before September 19, 2017 have the choice of continuing with the legacy C&L program, switching to the new Pathways program or continuing with the C&L program while also working projects in the Pathways program. Note that achievements in one program are not transferable to the other.

To achieve DTM under the legacy C&L program, members must complete all requirements shown below by June 30, 2020.

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

Education Program Summary
Communication Track
Leadership Track
Competent Communicator (CC)
Competent Leader (CL)
Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)
Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)
Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)
Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
  • Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
  • Achieve Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)