Multi-Language Proficiency Test For Licensed Tourist Guides (21-23 May 2019)
Changes to Coach Parking, Pick-Up and Drop-Off at Mandai Nature Park
Restoration works for the Merlion statue at the Merlion Park from 26 February to 6 May 2019
2019 Multi-Language Proficiency Test Dates Schedule
PDC Prospectus Jan - Jun 2019(updated 15 March 2019)
Implementation of Orchard Road precinct No Smoking Zone (NSZ) from 1 January 2019
Tourist Guide Circular - December 2018
Soft Launch of Area Tourist Guide Scheme
Closure of The Changi Chapel & Museum for major revamp
Tourist Guide Code Of Conduct And Ethics
Mandatory Refresher Course For Licensed Tourist Guides
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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 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 :

    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

  • Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
    Tel: 6238 8688

  • William Angliss Institute Pte Ltd (WAI)
    Tel: 6637 9855