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For your convenience, we attach herewith a copy of the application packet that is distributed at the DCA. License_Application_Docs.pdf (450KB !!). It contains valuable study information. Be sure to obtain an up-to-date copy before you decide to take the test.
Anyone guiding in NYC must be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs. Bus drivers cannot drive and guide even if they have a valid NYC guide license. The city imposes stiff fines to any individual, bus company or tour operator that breaks the law and hires or uses a non-licensed guide.