(TU) is the independent academic institution that educates, certifies, and promotes retail Tobacconists. TU provides free education for consumers, Tobacconists, and society through their websites, colleges, and academic curriculum. The TU Vision is to set and support the highest standards of excellence in Product Knowledge, Appreciation, and Professionalism throughout our industry; "preserving luxury tobacco for generations to come".
As the IPCPR's Official Curriculum Resource for Professional Tobacconists, TU will certify all IPCPR retail members for free: a $250 value, per person. Certified Retail Tobacconists (CRT) are entitled to many benefits, including:
- Lapel Pin & Diplomas
- Professional Designation, CRT
- Certified Tobacconist Listings:
- Name & Company Logo
- Email, Blog, & Website Hotlinks
- TU Co-Branding Privileges:
- Use of Certified Medallion
- Co-Branded TU website (with your company logo)
- Academic Contributor Priviliges (include bylines and hotlinks)
- Consumer Certification Priviliges (for-profit)
- Access to Certified Tobacconist Tools, Events, and more...
TU exists to support and promote retail Tobacconists. You can leverage the free education, tools, and credibility of TU for your own success in endless ways. Ultimately, the value and credibility of TU will only be as great as the Tobacconists who use it. So please, get involved and help us build a more prosperous and hopeful future..