Culinary Tourist Guide Certification

What kind of prerequisites are required to be able to apply for culinary tourist guide certification?

The following prerequisites must be met before you may apply for the World Food Travel Association's tourist guide culinary certification: - For the pilot (testing) of the certification program, the guide certification application is restricted to individuals who are current individual members of the national member associations of the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (https://feg-touristguides.com). or to its affiliate associations We may offer certification in other areas...

What is culinary tourist guide certification and how does it differ from tourist guide licensing?

We certify only that eligible food or beverage tourist guides who can prove that they have the experience and knowledge required to deliver a successful food or beverage tour. By "guides" we mean human individuals, not books or or other published written travel guides. We do not license tourist guides, which is typically handled by government authorities. Culinary tourist guide certification is an optional professional certification that conveys to your customers that you are an expert in guid...

What fees are involved for the culinary tourist guide certification?

The fees are straightforward. In the first year, the vast majority of applicants will not pay anything more than the initial (first-time) application fee of € 299. Discounts may be offered through our certification partner so ask your FEG-member association about it Other possible fees can include: - Need more time? Get an extra 30 days extension to work on any part of your application: € 99 per 30 days - Optional annual renewal: € 49 per year (your FEG-member status must be current) -...

I am not a qualified tourist guide. Can I apply for certification?

Currently certification is only available for qualified guides who are current individual members of any national associations that are members of the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (https://feg-touristguides.com). We hope to be able to offer certification in other areas as the program expands. If you are located elsewhere and are interested in certification, please register your interest by opening a support ticket on this page. Thank you for your interest.

What are the benefits of culinary tourist guide certification?

Tourist guide culinary certification is an optional professional certification offered by the World Food Travel Association. It differs from the general tourist guide qualification which is required by many governments, regions, sites and monuments around the world. The benefits of professional tourist guide culinary certification offered by the World Food Travel Association are many and include: - Impartial third-party assessment of your professional experience. It is one thing to claim ...

Who are your licensing partners for the Certified Culinary Tourist Guide designation?

Currently we are piloting the CCTG program with the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (https://feg-touristguides.com). We hope to offer additional licensing partners in the future.

What does the Culinary-Certified Tourist Guide application consist of?

The Culinary-Certified Tourist Guide application is comprised of the following components: You'll start your application by registering your contact details, validating your eligibility and then paying the application fee. This is also where you will upload a copy of your valid guide license. Next, you will watch two Masterclass videos. Our Masterclasses are held online at World Food Travel University, our state-of-the-art online learning system. The Masterclasses are conducted only in Englis...

How long does your Culinary-Certified Tourist Guide online listing by us last?

Your online certification listing lasts for 365 days from the date your application is approved. You can choose to renew your application annually to update your contact information and continue your online listing for another year. Renewal consists of a short application where you declare if any of your information has changed. You must also ensure that your membership with FEG-member associations and affiliate partners is also current. If you choose to renew your certification, there is a ...

Is culinary tourist guide certification the same as your past CCTP program?

Our former CCTP (Certified Culinary Travel Professional) program was a broad food tourism industry education program that we offered from 2008 through 2018. The CCTP was retired in 2008 after graduating almost 1000 professionals from all around the world. The new CCTG (Culinary Certified Tourist Guide) program is entirely different. The content is different, the training process is different, the intended target is different, and the benefits are different. Anyone who previously graduated our ...

How much time do I have to complete the culinary tourist guide certification?

You will have 31 calendar days to complete the application for the culinary tourist guide certification. You do not need to complete your full online application all at once. You can watch the two video Masterclasses, for example, and come back later to complete the essay questions. You can also work offline and log back in later to paste your essay answers in the online application. You can come back as many times as you wish to complete your application during the 31 days, but the application ...