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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 :

    1. GCE 'O' Level Certificate with a Min. Grade B4 in English; or
    2. WSQ WPL Level 6 in English language

  • if you are guiding in Mandarin:

    1. GCE 'O' Level Higher Chinese / Chinese as first language (Min. Grade C6); or
    2. GCE 'O' Level Chinese as second language (Min. Grade B4); or
    3. WSQ Business Test Level 4 in Chinese language;
    4. Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English language

  • if you are guiding in other languages:

    1. Have a high standard of proficiency in the guiding language;
    2. 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.

  • Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB)
    Tel: 6334 1080 / 6325 0071
    Website: www.scciob.edu.sg

  • Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
    Tel: 6238 8688
    Website: www.tmis.edu.sg

  • William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)
    Tel: 6637 9855
    Website: www.angliss.edu.sg