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Tour Guide

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

To apply for a license or access the online portal, please click here.

Please contact a customer service representative at 1 (866) 270-9817 if you have any questions or you do not know the email address linked with your license.

Exam - none


  1. 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
  2. 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.

Refund Request



License Lookup: Need to find the status of a licensee? Click here

File a Complaint


Virtual Meeting Link - none

Meeting Dates- none

Contact Us

Sheldon "Skip" Brown – Administrator
(202) 442-4345

Stephanie Johnson– Program Support Specialist

Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024
Email: opla.athleteagent@dc.gov

Publication and Resources

  • 2018 Annual Report
  • 2017 Annual Report
  • 2016 Annual Report


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