According to Article 3.4 of the Law on Tourism, the state carries out "issuance of special permits in the field of tourism infrastructure, standardization, and organization of certification of tourism products".

According to Article 5 of this law, certification of services in the field of tourism is carried out by accredited conformity assessment bodies.

The certification procedure is carried out by the Tour Guides Attestation Organization (TGAO) operating under the public legal entity "Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau".