The purpose and spirit of our Certified Tour Guide Program is to ensure the candidate has a basic functional knowledge of the City, its history, and to answer participant's questions accurately. Our testing covers areas of history, architecture, and public safety.We encourage you to seek out those guides who have invested the extra time and commitment by participating in our program. Certified Tour Guides are held to a higher standard for your Williamsburg adventure!
Licensing Ordinance (PDF)
Ordinance Amendment, January 2019 - This amendment changes the testing requirement to a voluntary basis.
Ordinance Amendment, March 2019 This amendment changes the licensing fee from $100 to $25
Licensing Application (PDF)
Professional Services Bureau
425 Armistead Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-2331