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An individual who personally provides any guiding services to a tourist for remuneration requires a tourist guide licence.


Embark on an exciting and purposeful career in the vibrant world of tourist guiding with the shorter revamped Tourist Guide Training Programme offered by the 3 Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) - Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB), Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) and William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI).

Discover practical guiding skills such as independent research and storytelling, along with situational skills to adapt in diverse and unexpected situations. In just under 160 learning hours, you'll learn to engage and connect with visitors more effectively, providing them with an exceptional visitor experience.

Upon successfully completing all assessments, you'll be issued with a tourist guide licence, unlocking a world of thrilling opportunities to meet people from all around the world and share authentic, unforgettable experiences with them. Additionally, benefit from valuable networking opportunities and industry connections through networking sessions organised by the ATOs.

To qualify, candidates must be at least 21 years old and medically fit. There are no minimum language or academic requirements. However, all candidates must undergo and pass a screening test conducted by the ATO before registering for the course.

Join us in shaping the Singapore story and showcasing its diverse facets to the world!

Contact the ATOs directly for more details on the course:

  • Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB)

Tel: 6334 1080


  • Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)

Tel: 6238 8688


  • William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)

Tel: 6637 9855



 Licence Quick Facts​​​​
 Licence Fee to be paid to STB:       S$72
 Validity Period:  Three (3) years from date of issue 



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 Processing of Replacement of TG licence:    8-10 working days 
 ​Processing of New Licence Application:  4 weeks from successful application on TRUST