Singapore – Where Passion is Made Possible

Professional Development Course

The Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore) or STGS was started by a group of experienced trainer guides in the year 2003 and has been working closely with Singapore Tourism Board (STB), World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) and other industry partners to promote the professionalism of tourist guides as the Tourism Ambassadors of Singapore.

STGS conceptualised and conducted numerous Professional Development Courses (PDC) in both English and Mandarin to help Tourist Guides refresh and update their product knowledge and guiding skills.

Below list are STB approved PDCs are for licensed tourist guides to attend for renewal of their license and not available for public.

Terms for Funding

  • Trainee MUST achieve at least 75% of the training hours. For 7 PDC, 100% training hours.
  • Trainee MUST pass the assessments
  • Trainee MUST provide their required information in application forms accurately. In the event information provided are incorrect resulting in STGS unable to claim, STGS reserve the rights to pursue the unclaimed amount from the trainee.
  • STGS reserve the right to reject any trainee that refuse to cooperate in providing the necessary documents (if any) for verification purpose.
  • Our PDCs are funded by SSG. Click here for more information about SSG funding for individual.
  • Company sponsored trainee must via company cheque or account & are eligible for absentee payroll. Click here for more information

Refund Policy

  • No refund allowed 7 days prior to course start date
  • We will forfeit amount paid if trainees fail to show up during course date without any valid reason via written email to Do note that taking last-minute job cannot be consider as valid reason since it means depriving another trainee of the opportunity to attend the class.
  • STGS reserved the rights to cancel, postpone or amend the date and time of the PDC delivery.