Panamanian citizens:

  • First aid certification
  • Fluency in the Spanish language
  • Certificate of proficiency in a foreign language
  • Training or verifiable work experience of the applicant as a tour guide.
  • National identity card
  • Pass the tourism knowledge test that will be administered by the Panama Tourism Authority
  • Registration Form
  • Notice of operation (business license)



  • In addition to the above requirements, the applicant must have at least 5 years of residence in Panama
  • Resident card
  • Panama tax identification number
  • At least two (2) income tax returns filed with the Directorate General of Revenue of Panama
  • Valid work permit


No individual may present himself or promote himself as a Tourist Guide if he has not complied with the above requirements.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.