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Local Nature Tourist Guide Course, Level 2

How do I become a local nature tourist guide?
The opportunity to become a tourist guide is open to all Malaysian citizens with a strong interest in tourism and nature as well as enthusiasm to interact with tourists. They must also have good discipline and be very knowledgeable about ecotourism and the country as a whole. Candidates are required take the Level 2 Local Nature Tourist Guide Course which is conducted by PERHILITAN (Peninsular Malaysia) and selected tourism training institutions (Sabah and Sarawak) as well as pass the examination conducted by the Ministry of Tourism.

What are the qualifications required?
Candidates interested in taking the Level 2 Local Nature Tourist Guide Course must have at least a Sijil Rendah Pelajaran (SRP). Candidates with lower academic qualifications but with vast experience in a jungle environment and nature-based tourism may be considered by the Ministry of Tourism.

What is the Level 2 Local Nature Tourist Guide Course?
Candidates must take the Level 2 Local Nature Tourist Guide Course within a minimum period of 2 weeks before they are allowed to sit for the local nature tourist guide examination conducted by the ministry.

How do I apply for the Level 2 Local Nature Tourist Guide Course?
Interested candidates may contact the following agency and tourism training institutions for further information.

Peninsular Malaysia:
Department of Wildlife Protection and National
Parks (PERHILITAN)
KM10, Jalan Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
03-9075 2872/03-9075 2875
Fax: 03-9075 2873

Or PERHILITAN offices in the respective states

Sabah and Sarawak:
Borneo Tourism Institute Sdn Bhd
7th Floor, Block B, Wisma Kosan Likas
88856 Kota Kinabalu, SABAH
Tel: 088-43 3312
Fax: 088-43 3780

Asia Tourism Institute
2nd & 3rd Floors, No. 85, Jalan Gaya
88000 Kota Kinabalu, SABAH
Tel: 088-24 2633
Fax: 088-24 2513

Inti College
Jalan Stampin Timur, PO Box 2571
93350 Kuching, SARAWAK
Tel: 082-462 946
Fax: 082-461 694

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