There are two types of guide in NNMGA.
1. NNMGA International Guide (IFMGA)
The first one is International Mountain guide (IFMGA Guide NO SKI) who has successfully completed their Mountain Guide Exam conducted by NNMGA which is only international standard mountain guide education module (certified by IFMGA). They are certified as Level 4 (The highest rank of skill testing) by Nation Skill Testing Board (NSTB www.nstb.org.np), under Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Ministry of Education of Nepal. They are eligible to guide in all mountains around the globe.
2. NNMGA National Guide (Aspirant Guide)
NNMGA National Guide (Aspirant Guide) is those mountain guides who are aspiring, eligible candidate for International mountain guide in short future (after practice on same status for 2 years) and under the state of sharpen their skill with full of practice for such course. They are certified as Level 3 (The higher rank of skill testing) National Skill Testing Board (NSTB www.nstb.org.np), under Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Ministry of Education of Nepal. They are eligible as local mountain guide (as per traditional Mountain guide) to involve in climbing and mountaineering expedition at any mountains across Nepal. They could be a NNMGA International Guide (IFMGA) after successfull practice of 2 years on the minimum requirements of exercise as signified by NNMGA and could eligible to participate on final guide exam.