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Gidas (Lithuania)

  • Generic name of profession

    Tourist guide
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Guide (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Provisions of article 9 of the Lithuanian Law on Tourism (Official Gazette, 1998, No. 32-852; 2011, No. 85-4138); The Description of the Requirements towards Professional Qualification of Guides and the Procedure for Issuing of a Certificate No.V-135, of the director of the State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy on November 17, 2011; Sample Guide Training Program approved by order No. V-235 of the director of the State Department for Tourism under the Ministry of Economy on December 14, 2012, The Description of the Requirements towards Professional Qualification of Guides profession for a temporary or occasional basis to provide guide services in the Republic of Lithuania, No.V-61, of the director of the State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy on September 1, 2008.

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :


    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Gidas – nustatytus kvalifikacinius reikalavimus atitinkantis fizinis asmuo, kuris teikia specialią informaciją apie lankomus muziejus, meno galerijas, gamtos, kultūros, mokslo, parodų ar kitus objektus arba vietoves. Gido profesinė kvalifikacija suteikiama aukštąjį išsilavinimą turintiems asmenims, išklausiusiems ne trumpesnį kaip 250 akademinių valandų specialų gidų rengimo kursą, kuris apima ekskursijų rengimo ir vedimo metodikos, retorikos, profesinės etikos, bendravimo, psichologijos, Lietuvos kultūros, istorijos ir geografijos disciplinas, ir išlaikiusiems praktinį ekskursijų vedimo egzaminą. Atsižvelgiant į profesinę patirtį, gebėjimą dirbti įvairiomis kalbomis ir vedamų ekskursijų maršrutų skaičių įvertinus profesinę kvalifikaciją, gidams suteikiama antra, pirma arba aukščiausioji kategorija.


    Guide – a natural person meeting established qualification requirements who provides special information about attended museums, art galleries, natural, cultural, academic, exhibition, or other sites or locales; Professional qualification of a guide is awarded to persons who have completed higher education having attended a special guide training course totaling no less than 250 academic hours and covering methods of preparing and conducting a tour, rhetoric, professional ethics, communication, psychology, Lithuanian culture, history, and geography disciplines and having passed a practical tour guidance exam. Having assessed their professional qualification, guides are awarded second, first, or highest category considering their professional experience, ability to work in different languages, and the number of tour routes they are able to guide.

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