Once you have joined the Association as a member of FGASA you can apply to write the FGASA Level 1 Marine Guide theory examination.
Payment for the theory examination should be made to FGASA in the same manner as the FGASA fees. Application and payment for the theory exam can also be made at the same time as your FGASA membership application payment.
Once you have passed (been declared competent for) the FGASA Level 1 Marine theory examination you can apply to be practically assessed.
The practical assessment for the Level 1 Marine Guide qualification is carried out by a registered FGASA assessor in a guiding area of your choice. You will need to take the assessor on a guided coastal-marine experience in a limited geographical area (with or without paying clients), preferably with clients.
The practical Assessment will be explained to you in detail by your assessor in the pre-assessment brief. The assessor will make sure that you know what you will be assessed on so you may prepare yourself for this assessment. (Refer to the Level 1 Marine Guide Learner Support Pack for details.) Payment for your practical assessment is made directly to the assessor and does not come to the FGASA office.
Once you have been declared competent for the Level 1 Marine Guide practical and theoretical assessment you will have attained the FGASA Level 1 Marine Guide Qualification.