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In observance of the Juneteenth holiday, DLCP will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Please see our list of online resources should you need immediate assistance. We will resume normal operations on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

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Tour Guides Program


General Information

The District of Columbia manages the licensure of Tour Guides within the District, and protects guides and consumers by upholding the District of Columbia Tour Guides license law.


Apply for license

Click, to apply for a license.


Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees


License Type: By Experience
  • Tour Guide License (New) - Fee: $150.00
  • Tour Guide License (Renewal) - Fee: $150.00       
  • Tour Guide License (Reinstatement) - Fee: $220.00
Application Method
  • New: An applicant applies for a Tour Guide License for the first-time.
  • Reinstatement: An applicant applies to reinstate her/his Tour Guide within five (5) years after it expires.
* Please note that according to D.C. Code § 47-2853.10, application fees for initial licensing, certification, registration, renewal and reinstatement shall not be refundable, even if the applicant withdraws his or her application for licensure, certification or registration, or is found to be not qualified.


Contact Us

Board Members
Sheldon "Skip" Brown – Administrator
Stephanie Johnson– Program Support Specialist
For more information, please contact Occupational and Professional Licensing (OPL) using our online inquiry form, via email at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 442-4320.
Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20024
Direct Email[email protected]

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