Welcome to the Interpretive Guides Association

Providing interpretation, guide training, certification, and professional development programs in Canada and beyond.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with us? The Interpretive Guides Association (IGA) is thrilled to announce that we are hiring a vibrant and dedicated Member Services Coordinator to join our team!

Certified Guides/Member Area

If you are certified with the IGA or plan to take a course this is the spot for  you.

Courses and Certifications

The Interpretive Guides Association offers a series of training courses and exams in interpretation, knowledge acquisition, and guiding safety that are designed to provide guides with the skills and knowledge to be the best they can be in their profession.

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Upcoming Field Trips & Events

14 March
On Zoom

I’m a Good Leader, Right?

Do people follow you because of your title, or because you're a good leader? Learn techniques and skills that help you become a leader people truly want to follow.
Cost: $10
27 March
On Zoom

Professional Interpreter Oral Exam March 27, 2024 Sold Out

Students seeking their Professional Interpreter certification must complete the written and oral exams with a minimum grade of 70%. Click this link if you're ready to present your oral PI interpretive vignette the evening of March 27th virtually on Zoom.
Cost: $125
29 - 30 March
Voshaar Education and Outdoors

Apprentice Interpreter (Voshaar Outdoor & Education) – March 29-30, 2024

Winterswijkseweg 17, 7152 BV Eibergen, Netherlands

This Apprentice Interpreter course takes place March 29-30 at Voshaar Outdoor & Education (Netherlands). The course begins at 10:00am and ends at 6:00pm with an exam on the Day 2. To register ($369 + GST), ensure you have an IGA membership purchased and that you're signed in to your account.
  • Day 1  10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Day 2  9:00am - 5:00pm, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $369
12 April

Apprentice Interpreter (MERS) – April 12, 2024

This is an in-person course in interpretation that is open to everyone, offered April 12th in partnership with the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS). Those who have taken or are registered to take the MERS marine mammal course can get a discount of $25 off the price of this course. Ask your MERS representative for your coupon code and apply it at check out. The course begins at 8:30am and ends at 6:00pm (Pacific Time). To register, ensure you have your IGA membership purchased beforehand and that you're signed in to your account.
Cost: $185
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Professional Dues Renewal

Your professional dues must be paid yearly to keep your certification in good standing and active. To pay your professional dues, follow the link below