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 shown on the Academy website. Discounts may be offered through our certification partners so ask them if they currently have any discounts to offer.
There are no other normal fees. However, for guides who need more time, or who wish to reactivate a lapsed application, or to replace an enamel pin, additional fees will apply.
Since we are a US-based organization, no VAT or any other tax is payable.
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