Licensed Tourist Guide Certification

Mohamad Helmy B. Ahamd

It is everything you will need to dive into the wonderful world of tourism. With this ultimate tourist guide professional teachings and practical approach, learning new skills and applying them into your career has never been easier. This course contains useful and valuable tips and tricks to become...

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HRDC Non-Claimable

Part Time
6 months
Upcoming Courses

The Licensed Tourist Guide Certification programme is designed to equip you with all the skills and knowledge necessary to boost your career opportunities in the tourism industry and at the same time, to fulfil all the criteria and requirements of the tourism industry. This is the reason why our students are highly sought after by the tourism markets as our certificate is also recognised and approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MoTAC) and the Department of Skills Development (JPK). The classes are conducted by experienced, senior practising tourist guide instructors in either English, Bahasa Malaysia or Mandarin. Our instructors have solid years of industry experience and use proven training methodology in their teaching in order to create excellent tourism professionals. The intricacies of tour guiding are also imparted to students through practical overland training.


Loan support for your Licensed Tourist Guide Course

  • You are welcome to apply PTPK loan to support your studies even if you’re with PTPTN Loan or bank loan blacklist.
  • Age from 18 to 55 (based on birth year not exceeding 55year old) are eligible to apply for PTPK loan.
  • PTPK loan repayment amount and tenures:

without a monthly allowance

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with monthly allowance (RM400x6month)

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If you are interested to apply monthly allowance for financial assistance, please click here: hey-01.jpg

Certificate In Tour Guide License

Importance of having a tour guide license:

  • A sign of quality

  • The official licensed tourist guides are certified by MOTAC (Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture) entities that have tested their qualities.

  • Malaysia Skill Certificate in Tourist Guide by Department of Skill Development (JPK), Ministry of Human Resources (KSM).

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  • Tourist Guide Licence Certificate & Tourist Guide Batch by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture


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Who Should Attend This Course

Any individual looking for a full time job as an in-house tour guide or as a part-time, freelance tour guide.

  • People who are already travel guides and they want to improve what they offer.
  • Love to interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds across the globe
  • Retirees, looking at travelling as part of your retirement plan
  • Employees in the tourism industry including taxi and e-hailing drivers
  • Looking for a job with flexible working hours
  • People with huge interest in travelling, making new friends and sharing stories.
Career Opportunities

This programme is also made for:

  • Tour Guide (Inbound)
  • Tour Leader (Outbound)
  • Tour Manager
  • Tour Consultant
  • Trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Malaysian age 18 years old and above
  • SPM with 6 subject pass including Bahasa Malaysia*

This is not compulsory but it will be an added advantage to have:

  • MQA accredited Diploma/Degree, or
  • Skill Malaysia Certificate (SKM) Level 3 and above in the tourism-related field, or
  • 5 years of working experience in the tourism sector/company
Course Syllabus
  1. Guide Professionalism
  2. Geography & Nature Of Malaysia
  3. History Of Malaysia
  4. Cultures Of Malaysia
  5. Government System Of Malaysia
  6. Industries Of Malaysia
  7. Agro-based Industries Of Malaysia
  8. Cottage Industry Of Malaysia
  9. Transportation & Communication System
  10. Destination Knowledge Of Malaysia
  11. Tourism Products Of Malaysia
  12. Events, Festivals & Entertainment Of Malaysia
  13. Cuisine, Dining & Gourmet
  14. Pre-Tour Arrangement
  15. Tour Transport
  16. Accommodation
  17. Meet & Greet
  18. Customer Service
  19. Handling Tourists Special Needs
  20. Optional Tour
  21. Safety & Security
  22. Contingency Plan
  23. Tour Reports
Tour Guide Exam
  • 23 modules Online Training (2 days per week, 2 hours each day)
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Tours
  • Presentation
  • Oral Exam
  • Written Exam (Objective Questions)*

*Subject to Ministry

  1. What is Tour Guide License? How to apply?
    • Tour Guide have to clearly displayed their badge while on tours.
    • 23 modules training online training in Air Asia Academy Platform (2days per week, 2 hours each day)
    • Physical classes for 6 to 8 times before MOTAC exam month (presentation and practical tours subject to ministry arrangement)
    • MOTAC exam month: APRIL / AUGUST / DECEMBER (subject to approval)
    • MOTAC exam: 1day Oral Exam and 1day written exam (objective and essay)
    • You will receive “Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia” and “Tour Guide License” upon course completion with passed MOTAC exam.
  2. Blacklisted from bank, can get Government loan support for my Tour Guide license?
    • You are welcome to apply PTPK loan to support your studies even you’re with PTPTN Loan or bank loan blacklist.
    • PTPK loan repayment amount and tenures please refer to the attachment: without monthly allowance and with monthly allowance (RM400x6month)
    • Age from 18 to 45 (base on birth year not exceed 45year old) are eligible to apply PTPK loan.
    • Besides PTPK Loan, you can pay course fee with EPF (account 2) withdrawal.
  3. Age limit to apply Tour Guide License?

    Minimum: 18 years old & above

    We have a number of applicants who are 65 years old and above.

Meet your instructor
Mohamad Helmy B. Ahamd
  • Senior Tourist Guide
  • KAGC Training Officer
  • JPK Appointed External Assessment Officer (PPL)
HRDC Non-Claimable

Part Time
6 months