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Qualifications and Training

Tourist guides belonging to the Association of Authorised Guides (Tuistførerforeningen - TFF) wear the official badge/ID card depicting the three towers featured in the coat of arms of the city of Copenhagen.
The emblem of authorisation ensures the quality of services rendered and guarantees that visitors receive correct information.
Authorised guides have attained a university course in guiding from Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark. The degree course is a one-year, full-time adult education diploma course equal to 60 ECTS points. It consists of two modules, each taking up a semester of full-time study or four semesters of part-time study. Entry requirements are a diploma from a  further education level, two years' relevant job experience, as well as mother-tongue or B2-level fluency in a foreign language.

The contents of this course includes Danish history, cross-cultural understanding, guiding techniques, tour planning skills and story telling. You can read more about the course here.

During the winter season, the Association of Tourist Guides offers a supplementary programme for its members. Many of our members continue studying in various fields of interest, some at university level.


updated : January 2012

Nørregade 41, 1st floor, nr. 119c
DK-1165 Copenhagen C.
Telephone: +45-33113310