1. Travel Industry Authority (TIA)- CPD Scheme for Tourist Guides
The CPD scheme specified by TIA is very similar to the Travel Industry Council's "CPD Scheme for Tourist Guides" in that TIA's CPD Scheme consists of the following three items:
A -- Consolidation and Updating of Knowledge;
B -- Professional Ethics; and
C -- Self-selected Activities (12 hours).
Holding a valid certificate of competency in first aid, or another similar certificate, issued by an institution specified by TIA
2. Travel Industry Authority (TIA)- Training subsidy scheme for practitioners of the travel trade
Under the scheme, each eligible person may be granted, on a reimbursement basis, a subsidy of up to $2,000 for the following: registration fees for licensing examination of tourist guides and tour escorts, course fees for activities under the continuing professional development (CPD) schemes, and course fees for obtaining a certificate of competency in first-aid or another similar certificate.
Applicants for subsidy must be a licensed tourist guide or tour escort, completed a recognised activity under the CPD Scheme for Tourist Guides or CPD Scheme for Tour Escorts during the period from 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2025.