Welcome to the Interpretive Guides Association

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

Become an Affliate Member

You don't need to take our courses to join the IGA. Becoming an affiliate member and be a part of this vibrant community. Receive discounts on field trips, information about job openings, event announcements, interpretive resources, and more.

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.

Upcoming Field Trips & Events

20 March - 06 May
On Zoom

Professional Interpreter March 20 – May 6, 2023 Sale has ended

The Professional Interpreter course takes place between March 20 and April 19 (virtually on Zoom). The course generally takes place over several evenings (5:30-9:30pm MST) along with one full Saturday (8:30am-5:30pm MST April 15). To register ($795 + gst), ensure you have an IGA membership purchased.
Cost: $795
30 - 31 March
Wildwood Eco-Forest Institute

Wildwood Ecoforest Interpretive Specialist – March 30-31, 2023

Ladysmith, BC

The Interpretive Specialist course takes place on March 30 and 31, 2023 and is being held in person, in Ladysmith, BC. The course runs from 9:00am - 5:30pm on day one, and 9:00am - 5:00pm on day two with the final exam held from 6:00 - 7:00 pm the final evening. To register ($369 + gst), ensure you have purchased an IGA membership.
Cost: $369
07 - 08 April
Voshaar Education and Outdoors

Apprentice Interpreter – April 7-8 2023 (Voshaar Outdoor & Education)

Winterswijkseweg 17, 7152 BV Eibergen, Netherlands

This private Apprentice Interpreter course takes place April 7 & 8 at Voshaar Outdoor & Education (Netherlands). The course begins at 10:00am and ends at 5:30pm with an exam from 5:30-6:30pm on April 8. To register ($369 + gst), ensure you have an IGA membership purchased.
  • Day 1  10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Day 2  9:00am - 5:00pm, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $369
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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