Certification: Certified Tour Guide / Director

625 Market St., Suite 810 San Francisco, CA 94105

The 15-day Tour Director/Tour Guide Certification Program is held in San Francisco, CA and consists of 40% classroom and 60% in-the-field training. Because of the real-world training needed, this program is not offered online. Topics covered during the training include; Local and City Sightseeing, Psychology of Group Travel, Motorcoach / Intermodal Tours, International Air Tours, Travel Emergencies, and Healthy Travel.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.