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Tourist guide are required by the legislation to be suitably qualified and to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Tourist guides are required to complete tourist guiding training before they can be considered for registration. Upon completion of training one need to register with the Provincial Registrar of their choice.
Tourist guides must be trained by accredited training providers for their application for registration to be considered. Tourist guides are responsible for verifying the registration status of the training providers before commencement of training.
A full list of accredited training providers and assessors can be obtained on the Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) website www.cathsseta.org . Information about tourist guiding programmes which are recognised by SAQA can be obtained from the SAQA website www.saqa.org.za. Alternatively, enquiries can be made at the Tourist Guides Registration Offices across Provinces.
Once training is completed, tourist guides can register with the relevant Provincial Registrar. Upon registration, the tourist guide will be issued with a unique tourist guide registration number, tourist guide badge and an identification card.
For registration to be completed successfully, tourist guides must submit the following: