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Why join ProGuides?

We invite you to become a ProGuides member and join a recognized professional association with links to TEC (Tourism Export Council), TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa), DOC (Department of Conservation), and more.
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Membership Categories


Associate Member

Ideal for aspiring or part-time guides.
Membership provides valuable support and networking in the industry with peers, while you are on your guiding journey.
After 2 years of Associate Membership, you may be upgraded to Full Membership.
You need:
· A valid First Aid Certificate
· References
· Passenger Drivers Licence (for Driver-guides)
$115 GST incl.
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Full Member

For guides with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in guiding & minimum 120 days guiding over the past 2 seasons
You need:
· A valid First Aid Certificate
· References
· Passenger Drivers Licence (for Driver-guides)
· Personal Liability Insurance (recommended)
$115 GST incl.
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Industry Member

If you are in the tourism-related business and hire guides, then Proguides is your #1 recruitment source. Gain peace of mind that your guide belongs to a credible industry association.
You can quickly and easily advertise jobs and guides get a notification for each new job
$210 GST incl.
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Why join & become a ProGuide

By becoming a member, you will join a network of Tour Guides nationwide.

Enjoy field  training, advice, and professional development support.

Participate in the cameraderie of our annual member-only conference, networking with colleagues while exploring a different location each year.

Join the committee and influence the future of the industry. Plus:

• receive regular Job offers as they come though, and newsletters to keep updated on important industry updates,

• Access our exclusive DOC concession for guiding on Conservation land

• Discounted Public Indemnity Insurance

• Discounts or FOC with affiliated businesses

• Outward acknowledgment as a professional guide through wearing our lanyard & badge

• Professional support through governing bodies and industry relations (WFTGA, DOC, TIA)

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Tour companies: 
why join?

As an Industry Partner, you will have a direct line of communication with professional Tour Guides nationwide 

• Benefit from your #1 recruitment resource, posting job listings quickly and easily for upcoming tours

• Promote your business on the website and to members

• Discuss issues that you care about at the association annual conference, social events and AGM

• Add credentials and visibility for your business by displaying the ProGuides logo & accreditation


How to Apply

1 Prepare
Prepare documents in a suitable format
2 Apply
Apply via the website link to upload documents
3 Vetting
References will be vetted.
4 Approval
Membership approved. Join in the fun!
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