16. 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.
17. When will the MLPT be conducted?
The MLPT is held twice a year, May and November. Registration will open in March/April for the May test and in October for the November test. The opening of the registration will be highlighted on this website.
18. 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).
19. How do I update my Professional Development Course (PDC) attendance?
Tourist Guides are required fulfil 21 hrs of PDC as part of the licensing requirements. Tourist guides would now need to update their attendance of PDCs on-line via the Guides Online Website. 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.
It is crucial for Tourist Guides to update their personal profile on the Guides Online website so that the Tourist Guides could receive all communication from the Board. Tourist Guides are required to update their personal particulars and contact details on-line via the Guides Online website. Attached please find a Step-by-Step Guide that will guide you in updating your personal profile. The Board will not accept any written submissions henceforth.