IAAPA Common Body of Knowledge
The Comprehensive Framework of Essential Knowledge and Skills for Global Attractions Industry Professionals
IAAPA’s inaugural Common Body of Knowledge (CBoK) is a reference document, developed by the IAAPA Global Education Committee. The CBoK lists the skills that individuals should possess (at an awareness and/or proficiency level) to ensure a successful career in the attractions industry. Additionally, this document provides resources in the form of acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary, and metrics to provide further insight for the competencies common to the attractions industry.
The CBoK is designed to be used by employees, employers, recruiters and human resources professionals, students, the academic community, and course developers as a reference for industry proficiencies across all constituencies.