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

LICENCE SUMMARY


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

CONTACT INFORMATION


For clarification, please contact stb_tourist_guide@stb.gov.sg

 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

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 SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)​ 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 secondary education (GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent) 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;

    AND    ​

    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;

    AND

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

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

  • ​Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB)

          T: 6334 1080/6325 0071 
          Website: www.scciob.edu.sg

  • ​​Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)

          T: 6238 8688 
          Website: www.tmis.edu.sg

  • William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)

          T: 6637 9855
          Website: www.angliss.edu.sg