1. I have just completed Form 5 and want to become a tourist guide. How can I obtain a Tourist Guide Pass?

    You can take the Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course launched by the TIC. The Course lasts for 150 hours and is organised by a number of training institutions under TIC supervision. After completing the course, you will have to pass the examinations organised by the TIC in order to apply for a Tourist Guide Pass. For more details, please visit the Tourist Guide Accreditation System and the Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course sections of this website.

  2. What are the entry requirements for the Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course? Which institutes are organising the Course?

    To take the above course, you must be:

    1. 18 years old or above;
    2. 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;
    3. Secondary school graduates [ Note 1 ] or equivalent, or above; and
    4. Grade E or above in Chinese Language or English Language in the HKCEE, or equivalent, or
      Level 2 or above in Chinese Language or English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination [ Note 2 ], or equivalent.

    Note 1:
    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.

    Note 2:
    People with higher academic qualifications than secondary school graduates can be exempted from producing the certificates mentioned in point 4 above.

    Please browse the Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course section of this website for the institutes that run the Course. Since the course fee charged by various institutes differs, you should check with them for details of the fee.