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) Submit half-yearly assignments
2) Attend 21 hours of Professional Development Courses
3) Submit 1 recent coloured passport size photograph
4) 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 www.cpf.gov.sg.
5) 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
6) Payment of $72.00 for the licence renewal fee to be made online at http://www.ecitizen.gov.sg (under ?Payment Services).
Licenses expiring on 28 Feb & 31 Aug, are to fulfill all renewal conditions by 15 Jan & 15 July respectively.
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.
4. How do I add another guiding language on my Tourist Guide Licence?
You can sit for a Multiple Language Proficiency Test (MLPT) which the Board conducts twice a year.
5. How is the Multiple Language Proficiency Test (MLPT) conducted?
The MLPT is an Oral Test and candidates will be shown three slides of tourism destinations / products in Singapore, and they will be required to conduct a guiding simulation in the chosen language. Questions will be posed by the respective language assessors along the way. Candidates will be given a maximum of 30 minutes for them to complete the guiding simulation of the three slides.
6. When will the MLPT be conducted?
The MLPT is held twice a year, May and September. Registration will open in March/April for the May test and in July/August for the September test. The opening of the registration will be highlighted on this website.