PTGA Assessments with EGA

We offer a three-day assessment that covers four, core Polar Qualifications (PQs). 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 doing the assessment in conjunction with our Comprehensive Guide Course


Participants on the Comprehensive Guide Course will have priority when booking the assessments.


We offer assessments in both Denmark and New Zealand.  

Assessment Content

  • Pre-assessment contract and information

  • Assessments

  • Feedback sessions

  • Post-assessment reports & feedback form


Language: English Proficient 

Age: 18+

Previous experience: Required prerequisites for each PQ

Who is the Assessment for?:

Seasoned guides already working on ships who would like to gain certification and for those new to the industry signed up for our Comprehensive Guide Course. 

Minimum: 3 participants

Maximum: 6 participants


Price: USD $849 per person

Assessment Outline

Polar Qualifications

The three-day assessment covers the following Polar Qualifications (PQs):

*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. 

Practical Information

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$55 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.

Dates & Location:

September 13-15, 2021 in Denmark, Vindekilde 

(Available for booking- 4 places left)

October 7-9, 2021 in Denmark, Vindekilde

(Fully Booked)