Vocational education and training (VET) has offered tourist guide (EQF level 4 or 5 depending on specialisation) and mountain guide (EQF level 4) qualifications since 2003, the year of adoption of the first list of occupations for VET.
In order to become a guide or instructor a candidate with relevant higher or secondary VET diploma must pass an exam offered by the Ministry of Tourism twice a year. Names of successful candidates are included in the national tourism register. Wearing an official badge during guided tours and ski training is now a requirement.
Regulation #1 (5 January 2016) for tourist guides
Regulation #3 (7 March 2016) for mountain guides
Draft regulation for ski instructors