The PTGA will offer an initial Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) program for guides who have been in the industry for a considerable time and are working above the level of the PTQs. The RCC program will run until Oct 31 2018.

A candidate/guide must apply and submit a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) with logged experience (see our Log Template) over and above the PTQ pre-requisites and syllabus, and two attestations from an Expedition Leader, PTGA Senior Guide or Assessor that they are working above the level of the relevant PTQs. RCC candidates may use the RCC Program to achieve PTGuide status.

They may continue to submit RCC evidence for higher awards but prior to achieving SPTGuide status they must take part in one assessment to ensure they are current with PTGA communication practises and philosophy.

There is a $50 administration fee involved with RCC applications (the one fee will cover a combined RCC and Cross-Credit application). Applications should be submitted with ‘RCC/X-Credit Review’ as the subject line. In the first body of text your name and confirmation of payment.  Send to

The Review Panel will review your application and advise what PTQs you have gained or what further steps are required.