Purchase an Affiliate Or Corporate Membership

Not certified with the IGA?

Don't worry, you can still be a part of this vibrant community of guides, you can become an affiliate or corporate member. Affiliate members enjoy benefits like discounted events, free professional development sessions, a biweekly newsletter, job page, interpretive information sharing, being part of a community of interpretive guides and more, see below for details.

Please note: If you are certified with the IGA at the apprentice, professional, interpretive specialist or master level you MUST renew and pay for your professional dues yearly - do not pay the affiliate member fee. Click here

Affiliate Member Benefits

  • You are part of a vibrant association devoted to promoting excellence and professionalism in interpretation around the world.
  • You are offered discounted rates to attend professional development sessions and courses, plus offered discounts on IGA products (e.g. course manuals, interpretive props, clothing, etc.)
  • You have access to the certified guide and member resource pages of the website. This section of the website contains important and helpful resources for interpreters, educators and guides.
  • You will receive regular email updates, notices of job opportunities and a quarterly newsletter.
  • You have representation at important interpretation and guide related meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Your yearly professional dues or membership fees contribute to the ongoing development and success of your association, which is attached to your certification and training.
  • Discounts for certified guides and members are provided at some local businesses (visit your user profile to find out which ones are currently offering services).
  • Group Insurance Plans
  • Discounts on select guidebooks at Alpine Book Peddlers
  • Discount on first aid courses at Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine

Additional Benefits for Corporate Members

  • Your corporate fee includes the company name on our website and two coupons for professional dues to give to your guiding staff.
  • Free job advertising of relevant interpretive guiding positions, in our newsletters.
  • Free event advertising in our newsletter and social media pages where relevant and seen as a benefit to members.
  • You will have use of the Interpretive Guides Association Logo for your website and print materials. (note: to use the logo, you must have at least 2/3 of your programming offered by Professional Interpreters or above. The remainder can be offered by Apprentice Interpreters)
  • Your company will get a link on the Interpretive Guides Association website (note: If your company hires Professional Interpreters to deliver at least 2/3 of its programs you will be listed on our “Hire a Guide Page.” If your company hires primarily individuals at the Apprentice or Basic level or is simply interested in supporting the Association and its goals, it will be listed on our “Sponsors and Links” page).
  • All of the membership and certified guide benefits listed above.
  • You have representation at important Parks Canada meetings, business meetings and national interpretation meetings and workshops.

Affiliate Member

$89  * non-certified individuals only.

Corporate Member