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.

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Upcoming Field Trips & Events

24 February - 02 March
On Zoom

Protected: Private – Apprentice Interpreter (Outward Bound) – February 24 + March 2, 2024

This private Apprentice Interpreter course takes place over two Saturdays (February 22 + March 2) in partnership with Outward Bound. The course begins at 10:30am and ends at 2:30pm both days (Mountain Time). To register, ensure you have your IGA membership purchased beforehand and that you're signed in to your account.
  • Day 1  10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Day 1  10:30am - 2:30pm
Cost: $192
28 February
On Zoom

Chat GPT on the Road: Enhancing Your Programs with AI Technology

In the ever-evolving world of travel and tourism, staying ahead of the curve is key to delivering unforgettable experiences. This innovative workshop introduces guides to Chat GPT, a groundbreaking artificial intelligence tool transforming the travel industry.
Cost: $30
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
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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