IGA Memberships and Fees

In order to remain an accredited guide in good standing with the Interpretive Guides Association (IGA), and keep your name on the IGA list of accredited guides, you must pay a yearly fee.

Interpretive Guides and Hiking Guides

In the case of Apprentice Interpreters, Apprentice Hiking Guides, Professional Interpreters and Master Interpreters, you must purchase a yearly membership (2018 rates: Individual – $72.00, Corporate – $185.00).

Fees must be paid yearly to keep your accreditation in good standing. See “reinstating your membership” page to find out what to do if you have not paid these fees recently.

Basic Knowledge Guides

If you hold a Basic Knowledge accreditation you are required to pay a yearly administration fee (2018 rate: $22.95). See details below to find out what will happen if this fee is not paid.

Corporate Fees for Basic Knowledge Guides

Businesses that hire a number of guides at the Basic Knowledge level, may choose to to pay one of our corporate rates:

  • $135 for 10 staff ($13.50 per guide)
  • $180 for 15 staff ($12.00 per guide)
  • $220 for 20 staff ($11.00 per guide)
  • $11.00 per guide for more than 20

Staff names and email addresses must to be supplied along with full payment (cheque, cash, or e-transfer) As you add staff through the season, you may send the additional names. These will be added to your purchased number up to the maximum number listed. For example: If you begin the season with 7 guides and pay the $135 rate, you may add an additional 3 guides at no extra charge. To facilitate your accounting, we will send you an invoice by email. Payment may be made by credit card over the phone, cash, cheque, or e-mail money transfer.

Note: The administrative fee is only for guides who have taken and passed the Basic Knowledge course in a previous year. Please keep a copy of your receipt as record of the original transaction (the payment and number of staff initially enrolled).

Individuals who choose not to pay the yearly administration fee may have their accreditation revoked and their profile removed from the IGA database.

If you require the basic accreditation to work as a guide and you are no longer in our system you will have to retake the course.

Basic administration fees that have lapsed for three or more years will be removed from the database. The IGA has no way of knowing if a guide has remained active in their perspective field if this fee is not paid.