Certificate Course for Outbound Tour Escorts

With a view to maintaining a high standard of service within the outbound travel industry, the TIC has decided that tour escorts leading outbound tours must hold a valid Tour Escort Pass.

A Certificate Course for Outbound Tour Escorts has been designed to teach basic tour-escorting skills and to assist candidates in preparing for the Certificate Examination.

Entry requirements

  1. 17 years old or above;
  2. Secondary school graduates [Note] or equivalent or above; and
  3. Holders of the Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card, or holders of the Hong Kong Identity Card who are not subject to any condition of stay ( copy of the Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (D.I.) or passport must be attached to the course enrolment form).

Definition of "secondary school graduates":

  1. Completion of Form 5 or Year 11 under the old secondary education system (5-2-3 education system) of Hong Kong or the British-style education system; or
  2. Completion of Senior Secondary 3 or the 12th Grade under the new secondary education system (3-3-4 education system) of Hong Kong or the US-style education system.

Target participants

People who intend to become tour escorts and escort guides.


Part I

  • Requirements for an outstanding tour escort
  • Roles and duties of a tour escort
  • Effective skills in escorting a tour group
Part II
  • Useful guide for departure and arrival
  • Package Tour Accident Contingency Fund Scheme and information on levy
  • Travel insurance
  • Basic principles and skills in crisis management
  • Handling of emergencies
  • Case study/group discussion
  • Role-play exercise

Part III

  • First Aid Talk

Commencement date

Download the schedule, enrolment procedure and enrolment form for the Certificate Courses:

(Classes solely for travel agents or training institutions can be arranged upon request. For details, please call the TIC Industry Training Department on 2969-8111 during office hours.)


29.5 hours

Part 1: 8 hours
Part 2: 18.5 hours
Part 3: 3 hours


TIC Training Centre

Enrolment limit


Course fee

HK$1,250 (Including course and examination fees)


Cantonese supplemented with English terms