The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) advises all licensed tour guides with a license bearing an expiration date of July 31, 2023, that the following is an updated list of requirements for the 2023 renewal period:

 

Requirements for ALL Renewing Tour Guide Applicants  

1. Completed Application Form signed and dated (in PDF Format).

2. Valid original Police Record ( not older than six (6) months from submission ).

3. Origina l Medical Certificate* from a registered Medical Practitioner ( dated within 3 months from date of submission ).

4. A letter of recommendation from a recognized tour guide association.

5. Copy of valid CPR/First-aid certificate from a recognized provider (BERT, RED CROSS, PADI and any other verifiable accredited instructor).

6. Copy of valid Dive Master or Dive Instructor Card from recognized dive institutions (PADI, NAUI, DAN, SSI, TDI, etc.) ( if applicable ).

7.  Renewal Application Fee of $75 BZD (see below for further information on payment).

 

Please note the following:  

  •   Submit the completed, signed application form with all supporting documents by email to [email protected] . Kindly include in the subject line of the email, "Tour Guide Application, Name and License number". An email acknowledging receipt will be issued within 2 business days which evidences receipt of your application. If an acknowledgment email is not sent to you, then your application was not received.
  • Renewal Application Fee of $75 BZD will be due upon approval of all documents by the BTB.

 

(N.B. Any Tour Guide who fails to complete the entire renewal process before July 31, 2023 and continues to operate is deemed to be operating illegally. It is an offence to operate without a valid license and any person found guilty of said offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine up to $500 and/or to imprisonment of up to one year.)

 

Application forms are available for download from the BTB's webpage www.belizetourismboard.org . Please contact our licensing officers at 227-2420 or [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.