Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide Program and Training

The 2016 CPTG class took place from Oct to Dec 2016, and dates for the next class in 2017 will be announced soon. If you are interested in joining the class and would like for us to contact you when the dates are finalized, please contact us using the links below. Beginning with the 2016 class – we’ve designed the class to be more flexible to best work with class members’ schedules, and the majority of the program will be self-study with less set classroom time. There will now be only 3 or 4 set class dates and a final examination, and the remainder of the study and activities can be completed at your convenience.

Continue reading for general information about the program, and see bottom of the page for contact info and the upcoming class dates.


To promote our members’ collective and individual knowledge, experience, and professionalism, it is the guild’s goal that all members pursue and attain certification by the guild as “Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guides” (CPTG).

To be certified by the guild, there are two requirements:

  1. The member must have verified work experience as a professional guide, and
  2. The member must successfully complete the guild’s CPTG training program

While earning qualified members the designation of Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guide, the training program’s most important function is to teach and strengthen the accurate knowledge necessary to guide travelers in Las Vegas and the region.

The LVTGG has offered this program for many years, generally at least once a year. Classes are taught by experienced members of the guild, and the core components of the class include:

      1. Practical Guiding Skills and Information
      2. Geology
      3. Flora & Fauna
      4. Native Americans, Explorers, Pioneers, and Miners
      5. The genesis and evolution of Las Vegas, including:
        • The Mormon Fort and Helen Stewart
        • Downtown and the Railroad
        • Hoover Dam, the military, and the Atomic Age
        • The Strip, from its origins to today
        • Motels, the Mob, Corporations, and Mega-Resorts
      6. Regional locations and attractions
      7. Meet & Greet and Event Protocols

And much more.

Guild membership is a requirement to participate in the CPTG training, and the cost of the training is kept low, as the class is offered as a service for our members.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have fulfilled the training requirements of the CPTG designation, and their accomplishment will be noted on the guild’s online Members Page. Those participants who have also already met the work experience requirement will receive designation as Certified Professional Las Vegas Tour Guides, along with a certificate, a LVTGG CPTG name badge, and listing as a CPTG on the guild’s Members Page.

See below or watch this page for updates on upcoming classes, dates, and other information.

If no class is listed below and you would like to be contacted when the next class is scheduled, please send us a message and / or sign up to receive updates from the Guild.

THE NEXT CPTG TRAINING CLASS WILL BEGIN (if applicable, click on date for more info and to register):

2017 – dates TBA