Welcome to the Interpretive Guides Association

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

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Certified Guides/Member Area

If you are certified with the IGA or plan to take a course then 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

25 April
On Zoom
Thursday

Professional Interpreter Vignette Workshop Sold Out

For Professional Interpreter candidates, this is the final learning module for thematic interpretation. You must have completed or be registered for the Interpretive Specialist course to register for this workshop. This one-day workshop will focus on practicing your interpretive skills and how to develop a professional-level interpretive vignette. To register, ensure you have an IGA membership purchased, your PI program coupon code ready, and that you're signed in to your account.
Cost: $169
26 April
On Zoom
Friday

Professional Interpreter Lecture – Ecology of the Canadian Rockies

All IGA members are welcomed to register and attend this lecture. For Professional Interpreter candidates, this lecture covers the ecology section of the Professional Interpreter Certification Program. To register, ensure you have an IGA membership purchased, your PI program coupon code ready (if applicable), and that you're signed in to your account.
Cost: $55
26 April
On Zoom
Friday

Climate Change & Interpretation Workshop Sold Out

As Interpreters, we often need to speak about challenging or divisive hot topics. In this workshop lead by Gareth Thomson we will explore best practices for interpreters, approaching issues in positive and constructive ways, as well as strategies and tactics when speaking about climate change.
Cost: $65
28 April
Calgary
Sunday

Protected: Private – Apprentice Interpreter (Outward Bound) – April 28, 2024

This private Apprentice Interpreter course takes place on Sunday, April 28 in partnership with Outward Bound. The course begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm with an exam from 5:00 - 5:30pm (Mountain Time). To register, ensure you have your IGA membership purchased beforehand and that you're signed in to your account.
Cost: $185
29 April
On Zoom
Monday

Professional Interpreter Lecture – Geology of the Canadian Rockies

All IGA members are welcomed to register and attend this lecture. For Professional Interpreter candidates, this lecture covers the geology section of the Professional Interpreter Certification Program. To register, ensure you have an IGA membership purchased, your PI program coupon code ready (if applicable), and that you're signed in to your account.
Cost: $55
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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