Upcoming Profesional Interpreter Courses and exams

Please read our Cancellation & Refund Policy if you are planning to sign up for a course.

We run this course every Spring and Fall We may be able to offer it other months if we have enough interest so please contact us if you are keen.

Tous nos cours de certification sont disponibles en français. Veuillez nous contacter si vous souhaitez en savoir plus.

April 2024
Apr 16 - 26 2024

Professional Interpreter Lecture – Parks Management of the Canadian Rockies (Part I)

All IGA members are welcomed to register and attend this lecture. For Professional Interpreter candidates, this lecture covers the history and parks management sections 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.
On Zoom
Apr 17 2024

Professional Interpreter Lecture – Parks Management of the Canadian Rockies (Part II)

All IGA members are welcomed to register and attend this lecture. For Professional Interpreter candidates, this lecture covers the history and parks management sections 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.
On Zoom
Apr 25 2024

Professional Interpreter Vignette Workshop

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.
On Zoom
Apr 26 2024

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.
On Zoom
Apr 26 2024

Climate Change & Interpretation Workshop

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.
On Zoom
Apr 29 2024

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.
On Zoom
May 2024
May 03 2024

Professional Interpreter Written Exam May 3, 2024

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 write your PI written exam.
On Zoom
May 04 2024

Bear & Wildlife Safety Course (Canmore)

The Bear & Wildlife Safety course will teach you how to identify bear behaviour, prevent encounters, what tools are available, and what to do during an encounter to ensure not only your safety, but that of your guests. The cost of the course is $60 for IGA members or $75 for non-members, and includes the chance to discharge real (inert) bear spray!
Banff / Canmore
May 08 2024

Professional Interpreter Oral Exam May 8, 2024

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 interpretive vignette.
On Zoom
May 12 2024

Bear & Wildlife Safety Course (Jasper)

The Bear & Wildlife Safety course will teach you how to identify bear behaviour, prevent encounters, what tools are available, and what to do during an encounter to ensure not only your safety, but that of your guests. The cost of the course is $70 for IGA members or $85 for non-members, and includes the chance to discharge real (inert) bear spray!
Jasper
May 15 2024

Professional Interpreter Oral Exam May 15, 2024

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 interpretive vignette.
On Zoom
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Written Exam Registration

Check the above dates for the Professional Interpreter Written Exam. If there are no dates listed, you may register and pay the exam fee here. Please reach out to courses@interpretiveguides.org after payment to coordinate and a date and time to write the exam.

Oral Exam Registration

Check the above dates for the Professional Interpreter Oral Exam. If you have already paid your exam fee, please reach out to courses@interpretiveguides.org to confirm a date when you would like to present your interpretive vignette.

PI Application Form

Please use this form to submit your application points. This form is not required to take the course, but must be completed in order to take either exam and become certified.

PI Application Package

Please read through the PI Application Package prior to your course and exams so you know what to expect.