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Recognised Coures

Preliminary recognised Geo/Eco Tourism Courses (in alphabetical order)

 1. “Certificate in Eco-Tour (Theory of Nature Appreciation) (Part-time)”, “Certificate in Eco-Tour (Geopark – Volcanic Rock Landscape) (Part-time)” and “Certificate in Eco-Tour (Geopark – Sedimentary Rock Landscape) (Part-time)” under the Employees Retraining Board Skills Upgrading course; organisations offering such courses include:

2. "Professional Certificate in Geotourism" (Up to the 94th Class, March 2023) or "Certificate in Ecotourism" (Up to the 59th Class, February 2014 and from the 95th Class, August 2019, to the 13th Class, March 2023) recognized by the Hong Kong Government Sustainable Fund; organisations offering such courses include:​

• Hong Kong Ecotourism and Travels Professional Training Centre ( )

3. "Geoguide and Volunteer Training 2016" ; organisations offering such courses include:

• Environmental Association ( )


4. "Senior Geotour Guide Internal Training Course" (must also complete the "Certificate in Ecotourism" course (from the 60th Class, April 2014 to the 94th Class, July 2019) recognized by the Hong Kong Government Sustainable Fund), organisation offering such course include:​

• Eco Travel Limited ( )


Remark:  Courses on geology are different from those on geotourism and ecotourism. Prior approval by the R2G Secretariat is required for geotourism and ecotourism related courses not specified above.


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