Persons interested to personally provide guiding services to a tourist for remuneration in Singapore must possess a General Tourist Guide licence.


Licence Quick Facts​​​
Criteria: Pass 2 Tourist Guide Licensing Examinations
Licence Fee to be paid to STB: S$72
Validity Period: Three (3) years from date of issue


Conditions of License for Tourist Guides


​For more information, please contact the relevant department in STB at ​

Licensing Services ​​Service Standards
Email Enquiry: Reply within 3-5 working days
Call request/Missed calls: Call within 3-5 working days
Processing of Replacement of TG licence: 8-10 working days
​Processing of New Licence Application: ​4 weeks from the last day of the TG practical examination
​Processing of Appeal for Licence Renewal: ​3 weeks upon receipt of email appeal and supporting documents​

How to be a licensed Tourist Guide

​Any person wanting to be a licensed Tourist Guide has to undergo the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Tourist Guide (TG) Course provided by Workforce Singapore (WSG)  approved training providers and pass all the relevant assessments before they could be issued with a Tourist Guide licence. Appended below are the minimum requirements to register for the WSQ TG Course.

Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • be over 21 years of age
  • be medically fit
  • be highly proficient in the language you wish to guide in
  • possess a GCE 'O' Level Certificate with the following language proficiency:
  • if you are guiding in English :

i) GCE 'O' Level Certificate with a Min. Grade B4 in English; or

ii) WSQ WPL Level 6 in English language

  •  if you are guiding in Mandarin:

i) GCE 'O' Level Higher Chinese / Chinese as first language (Min. Grade C6); or

ii) GCE 'O' Level Chinese as second language (Min. Grade B4); or

iii) WSQ Business Test Level 4 in Chinese language;


iv) Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English language

  • if you are guiding in other languages:

i) Have a high standard of proficiency in the guiding language;


ii) Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English language

There are currently 3 WDA Approved Training Providers (ATOs) to conduct this programme.  Please contact the ATOs for the course fees and course schedules.

  • ​​Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
T: 62388688

  • ​Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business
T: 63341080/63250071

  •  ​William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd 

T: 6637 9855


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