Membership

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General  or Business Members Application
Pre-qualifications are required prior to applying as a member, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 619.663.7705. 

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Membership Benefits Package includes:

sample sdtourguide nametag and businesscard

We would LOVE to have you join the association!  Why join?  Here are just a few reasons...

  • Official association business cards with your own personalized information on them are available for purchase by members.
  • Website listing for our business members which includes a business website link and a membership roster.
  • Listing on our website including a bio, photograph (optional), and a social media link of your choice.
  • Official San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association logoed name tag.
  • Opportunity to become a Certified Tour Guide (CTG) or Accredited Hospitality Professional (AHP) by going through our certification program. CTG and AHP members are eligible to receive all appropriate meeting planner and tour operator work leads and referrals.
  • Invitation to participate in association-sponsored familiarization "FAM" Tours, which are a prime learning opportunity which will help you become an expert in the area(s) we feature on the FAM tours.
  • Invitation to attend our meetings. Special guest speakers from the local San Diego tourism industry are featured as a part of each meeting, which is another prime learning opportunity for our association guides.
  • Invitation to attend various networking mixers and social functions which are not only fun, but can also lead to work opportunities.
  • Invitation to attend assocation-sponsored educational workshops focused on helping our members to become better tour guides and field staff.
  • Members are eligible to receive discounts on local restaurants, attractions, shops and hotels.
Membership Fees:

Annual Fees: $75 individual members, $100 business members. 

Membership term is from January to December of each year.

Applications will be verified and approved by the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , who then advises as to where dues, application, and proof of employment or letters of recommendation are to be mailed.

Certification Test Fee:

$50 per person.

Our certification testing is typically offered twice a year, spring/summer and fall/winter. Current non-certified members have the opportunity to become certified. Prospective guides must be a member of the association. (This is also an optional refresher opportunity for current certified members)

For more information please visit our certification information page. For more information, please e-mail our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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