Training & Certification

There’s a wealth of benefits that comes with being trained and certified…


The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) understands the importance of a sound investment in training frontline tourism professionals.

These training courses are geared toward tour guides, allowing for an enhancement of their communication skills and ensuring the dissemination of accurate information about Belize’s natural wonders, cultures, wildlife and most importantly, our history. These sessions also aid in customer service, storytelling and communications for an effective tour experience for visitors.

Becoming certified under the BTB is necessary for the tour guides of Belize to be legally recognized.

Sign up for special benefits such as local familiarization tours of Belize and for the option of being listed on this site.

Travel & Trade Specialist Program

Be recognized for your expertise and receive exclusive benefits available only to Belize Agent Specialists.

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Tour Guide Training

This is a three and a half to four-month course which is approximately 166 hours, find the list of upcoming destination trainings here.

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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is offering a series of  FREE capacity building webinars for all tourism industry stakeholders during this COVID-19  downtime.  The webinars will be delivered online by subject matter experts; most webinars are usually 60 minutes long and include a lively question and answer segment. The series of sessions that you can attend from the comfort of your homes, using a computer or mobile device, feature timely industry topics to help build, improve and strengthen your capacity.

The BTB thanks all of our presenters for freely giving of their time and expertise.

Data Insights in Tourism

Adding your Business to

Business Continuity for Tour Operators and Accommodations

Effective Communication for Tour Guides

Customer Service Essentials

Strategic Planning for Tour Operators

Learning the Mayan Number System

Marketing Planning for Tour Operators

Professionalism: Developing the Right Attitude and Meeting the needs of Guests

Crisis Management for Tour Operators and Accommodations

Terrestrial Ecosystem spotlight: Using Natural History to tell a story and create an exciting tour

Strategies to survive COVID-19 for Tour Guides

Emergency Planning for Tour Operators