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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Are there any exemptions on the use of licensed tourist guides?
  1. What are the conditions of renewal for the Tourist Guide Licence?
  1. What are half yearly assignments and why must I submit a record of assignments every half yearly?
  1. How do I add another guiding language on my Tourist Guide Licence?
  1. How is the Multiple Language Proficiency Test (MLPT) conducted?
  1. When will the MLPT be conducted?
  1. Can I promote my guiding services by featuring my specialization and tours on my namecard or through my website?
  1. How do I update my Professional Development Course (PDC) attendance?
  1. How do I update my Personal Profile?
  1. How do I request for a new password?
  1. Can I promote an Outbound tour which I will be guiding?
  1. Can I provide Inbound and/or Outbound tour packages?
  1. How to apply for UTAP?
  1. What are half yearly assignments and why must I submit a record of assignments every half yearly?
  1. Are there any individuals or organizations that have been exempted from the STB Act?
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2. What are the conditions of renewal for the Tourist Guide Licence?
For renewal of Tourist Guide Licence, the following conditions need to be met:

1) Attend and pass the Mandatory Refresher Course

2) Submit half-yearly assignments

3) Attend 21 hours of Professional Development Courses

4) Submit 1 recent coloured passport size photograph

5) Paid up your Medisave liabilities or have arranged with the CPF Board for payment by instalment. For more information on Medisave for the Self-employed Scheme or check on your Medisave payment status, please log-on to the CPF website at

6) If you are 65 years old and above, you are required to undergo a certification by a registered Medical General Practitioner (GP) as proof of your health condition to continue guiding. The cost of the medical examination is to be borne by the licensee

7) Payment of $72.00 for the licence renewal fee to be made online at (under Payment Services).

Licenses expiring on 28 Feb & 31 Aug, are to fulfill all renewal conditions by 15 Jan & 15 July respectively.

Tourist Guide Medical Report updated as at 1 Apr 2016.pdf
Infographic Renewal Conditions.pdf

3. What are half yearly assignments and why must I submit a record of assignments every half yearly?
Half yearly assignments refer to the tour assignments that tourist guides conduct for a period of 6 months (Jan - Jun / Jul - Dec). The submission of this record every 6 months is required under the Conditions of Licence of the Tourist Guide Regulations. All licensed tourist guides are therefore required to submit their half yearly assignment records to the Board on or before 15 July (for the period January to June) and 15 January (for the period July to December). A "Nil" submission is required if no assignments are done for that period.

With effect from 1 May 2010, all tourist guides would need to access the Guides Online website and submit their half-yearly assignment records on-line. Attached please find a Step-by-Step Guide that will guide you in making your submission. The Board will not accept any written submissions henceforth.

Step-by-Step Guide on Half Yearly Assignment Submissions fva.pdf
Step-by-Step Guide Half Yearly Assignment Submission.pdf