What We Certify
- That you have the knowledge to be able to deliver a successful culinary tour
- That you are knowledgeable about the culinary culture for the geographic area in which you are qualified to guide
- That you have completed a professional guide qualification program prior to enrollment in the culinary tourist guide certification program
You will have 31 days to complete the required training. You do not need to complete all training during the same online session. You can come back as often as you wish during the 31 day application period.
If you need more time, you can extend your application once for another 31 days for an additional fee. No additional extensions after the second 31-day period are allowed (you'll need to apply again). In other words, you can have up to 62 days total to complete your application (but you'll have to pay for an extension if you cannot complete it in 31 days). Therefore it is in your best interest to complete your application quickly.
As a qualified tourist guide, you will be required to upload a copy of your current tourist guide identification or badge.
The application fee is nonrefundable but you can take the training again if you do not pass the first time. We will provide feedback if you do not pass so that you can do better the second time.
You'll need to keep your certification listing on our consumer website current by renewing annually. You'll get an updated pin and certificate, and your listing on our consumer website will stay live.