Polar Tourism Guides Association Assessment
Hokitika, New Zealand
(To be confirmed)
23rd - 25th May 2020
We offer a three-day assessment that covers four core Polar Qualifications (PQ's). This is Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) assessment delivered by the Expedition Guide Academy. The assessment can be done in conjunction with the Comprehensive Guide Course or on its own.
We highly recommend combing these assessments with the Comprehensive Guide Course.
The three-day assessment covers the following Polar Qualifications (PQs):
Communications for Polar Operations
Navigation Skills for Polar Operations
Working with Small Boats/ Zodiacs
Driving Small Boats/ Zodiacs*
*Please note: Communications for Polar Operations, Navigation Skills for Polar Operations and Working with Small Boats/ Zodiacs are all required pre-requisites for the Driving Small Boats/ Zodiacs qualification. You'll also need a current first-aid certificate.
All PTGA assessment candidates need to be PTGA members before qualifications can be issued.
Arrival and Departure:
In the interests of maximising course delivery and instructor contact time, participants will need to arrive the evening prior to the assessment and will depart the morning after the final day.
We offer accommodation on-site at our training facility for US$40 per night. You're more than welcome to organise your own accommodation and stay off-site but we do encourage participants to stay on-site and engaged in the full immersive learning environment. Due to accommodation numbers, participants on the Comprehensive Guide Course will have priority when booking.
Price: US$ 649 per person
Minimum: 3 participants
Maximum: 6 participants
Minimum Age: 18
The May 2020 assessment in Denmark is fully booked. If you're interested in a European based course, please email us to register your interest as we're looking into a second course later in the year.