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.
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.
7. Can I promote my guiding services by featuring my specialization and tours on my namecard or through my website?
Tourist guides may only promote or put themselves out as 'providing guiding services'. The mention of 'tours' may suggest travel agent business activity which might infringe the Travel Agents Act. Please refer to Section 4(1) of the Travel Agents Act.
You may only promote your guiding services and may mention your specialty eg. nature or heritage. However, you would need to seek the Board's approval first as stipulated under Section 7 of the Tourist Guides Regulations (pt12 of The Schedule - Conditions of Licence).