How to become a guide?
The CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers en Nouvelle Aquitaine, is the only training body that offers the Guide-lecturer professional degree in our region; this degree allows the prefecture to confer the professional guide-lecturer card to its holder.
This training is conducted either through an in-service training program or through a professionalization contract:
- For those who have been working in the tourist sector for more than 3 years,
- For those undertaking vocational retraining,
- For young graduates and students of licence 2 level (completed 2 years of third level studies),
- For candidates using the prior professional experience accreditation scheme.
“This fee-based training (3500 € for individuals, payable in interest-free instalments or 7000 € as a professional contract) is made up of 8 modules some of which take place in a professional setting (internship, integration and year-end seminars), and run over 17, 4-day, weeks of classes, from October 2017 to September 2018. The courses are given by university professors from L’Education National, guide-lecturers and Conservators of Heritage (conservateurs de patrimoine)”.
Romuald Rossi (C.N.A.M. Nouvelle Aquitaine)
To learn more : CNAM guide-conférencier training