IGA Memberships and Fees

The IGA is your association and we are here to support you and the Interpretive Guiding community. Membership fees ensure the organization is able to continue to support this community and do the work required to ensure Interpretive Guides are represented in Canada and around the World. There are many other benefits that the IGA offers to its members, like professional development opportunities, community events, pro-deals, job listings, our newsletter and representation at conferences and outdoor leadership meetings around the World.

In order for you to retain your certification with the IGA, you are required to pay a yearly membership fee. We have worked hard over the years to keep these fees as low as possible while continuing to offer you many valuable benefits.

Interpretive Guides and Hiking Guides

If you are certified as an Apprentice or Professional Interpreter or an Apprentice or Professional Hiking Guide and want to maintain that certification, you are required to purchase a yearly membership

The IGA’s 2020 membership rates: Individual – $79.00, Corporate – $199.00.

If you are out of work and cannot afford these fees or you are taking some time away, we have options for you. See “reinstating your membership” page to find out more.

Basic Knowledge Guides

If you hold a Basic Knowledge certification and want to keep it, you are required to pay a yearly administration fee (2020 rate: $26.95).

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:

  • $160 for 10 staff ($16.00 per guide)
  • $225.00 for 15 staff ($15.00 per guide)
  • $280 for 20 staff ($14.00 per guide)
  • $12.00 per guide for more than 20

Contact us for more details and to pay.

Note: The administrative fee is only for guides who have Basic Knowledge certification with us. Individuals who choose not to pay the yearly administration fee may have their certification revoked and their profile removed from the IGA database.

If you require the basic knowledge certification 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.

*** all membership and administration fees are non-refundable ***