Unlike New York City and other major cities, Las Vegas doesn’t have a required test that people have to pass before they can work as a tour guide in the city.
Through the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG), an association of tour guides and travel companies “promoting the integrity” of tour guiding in Nevada, tour professionals and companies in Clark County can go through the guild’s extensive training program to become a certified professional.
Along with attending an eight-to-ten week course, participants must pass a final examination (with a 75 percent or better) to receive their certification.
LVTGG’s exam covers a range of topics including the city’s history — everything from the mob and the origins of the Strip to the construction of Hoover Dam — and current day knowledge.
You may act as a tour guide to friends and family when they come to visit, but do you have enough Las Vegas knowledge to lead an actual, official tour?
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