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. or to its affiliate associations We may offer certification in other areas in the future. 

Here are some additional important considerations:

  • We certify only your knowledge and experience to lead a successful food/beverage tour. We do not license you to become a tourist guide in your area.
  • In addition to food tours of all kinds, leaders of beverage tours of all kinds are also eligible for certification. This means wine, beer, distilled spirits, even mineral waters, fruit juices and soft drinks.
  • The certification is designed for individual guides, not companies.