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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

 

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Association of licensed guides
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