Spain

All Spain
What are the basic qualifications for a guide?: 

Tourist Guide exam High School / University plus Vocational Studies

How to hire a guide?: 
Is licensing for Guides required? How is it obtained? How often must it be renewed?: 

Yes, in most of the Autonomous Communities
In the most of the Comunties after training and exam. Other just after trainig

Who is responsible for certification?: 

Regional Administrations

Training by Whom? Theory & Practice.: 

Continual Professional Development CPD, walks, lectures, visits etc. Different activities organised by the Professional Associations of Tourist Guides

Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Full Day: 
250€ (average)
Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Half Day: 
140€ (average)
Fees decided by tourism authority, association, or guide?: 

Fees are decided individually by each professional tourist guide

Problems faced by guides at this location: 

Unauthorized practice of the profession by an unlicensed persons
Deregulation from the European Union

Entry prepared by: 
CEFAPIT
Disclaimer: This entry is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Neither the WFTGA nor the Member Association is responsible for any errors, omissions or opinions expressed by the contributing author.
Updated on: 02/17/17

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