License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Travel Guide



Highlights

License required in 21 states
74th most burdensome licensing requirements
51st most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Travel guides plan, organize and conduct long distance cruises, tours and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Summary

Twenty states and the District of Columbia license travel guides. Most often, licenses are required for those leading groups on outdoor,
hunting or fishing excursions. Nevada, Wyoming and Alaska have experience requirements, costing prospective guides two years, one year and 125 days, respectively. Nevada also requires a course. Nine states require exams. Most licensed states have only fees or minimum agerequirements, typically age 18.

(Last updated May 1, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Nevada $1,500 733 1 0 21
2 Wyoming $150 365 1 0 18
3 Alaska $550 125 2 0 21
4 Washington, D.C. $118 0 1 0 18
5 North Dakota $100 0 1 0 18
5 New York $100 0 1 0 18
7 New Hampshire $60 0 1 0 18
8 Maine $184 0 2 0 0
9 Arizona $300 0 1 0 0
10 Delaware $100 0 0 0 18
11 Wisconsin $40 0 0 0 18
12 Maryland $50 0 0 0 16
13 Idaho $135 0 0 0 0
14 Texas $125 0 0 0 0
14 Minnesota $125 0 0 0 0
16 California $118 0 0 0 0
17 Montana $100 0 0 0 0
18 Ohio $50 0 0 0 0
18 Oregon $50 0 0 0 0
20 Hawaii $25 0 0 0 0
20 Louisiana $25 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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