TIRANA, October 16
The accreditation process is open for all the subjects, such as vocational training centers that offer tour guide certificate programs.
The subjects that need the accreditation of their tour guide training and qualification programs must submit an application at the Ministry of Tourism and Environment by October 26, 2018. According to the Ministry, the initiative’s purpose is to encourage, support, and promote education and professional training in the tourism sector through certified institutions and programs.
“Every subject that requires the accreditation of its training program for guided tours can also conduct a self-evaluation procedure conforming to the criteria defined in the joint official guideline No. 517. The self-evaluation report is attached to the application,” the Ministry said on its announcement.
Moreover, the announcement says that in addition to the above-mentioned criteria, the subject has to prove that it meets the minimum requirements for the qualification programs conforming to the guideline no.517. The subject has to provide detailed information on the curricula that it offers.
The subjects also need to prove that they have obtained a license conforming to the law on vocational education and training. The last requirement is about the qualification and experience of the training staff. In any case, the Ministry confirms that the Accreditation Commission might require additional information if necessary.
News Source: mjedisi.gov.al