Professional Dues for Interpretive Guides and Hiking Guides
The IGA is your association and we are here to support you and the Interpretive Guiding community. Your professional dues 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 certified guides, 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 yearly professional dues. We have worked hard over the years to keep these dues as low as possible while continuing to offer you many valuable benefits.
If you are certified as an Apprentice Interpreter, Interpretive Specialist or Professional Interpreter or an Apprentice Hiking Guide, Interpretive Hiking Guide, or Professional Hiking Guide and want to maintain that certification, you are required to pay yearly professional dues to keep your certification in good standing.
The IGA's 2023 professional dues are $89.00.
When you pay your professional dues you will be given a 1-year active membership with the IGA, which is your ticket to great pro deals, professional development opportunities and so much more.
If you are out of work and cannot afford your professional dues, or if you are taking some time away, we have options for you. See the reinstating your certification page to find out more.
All professional dues and administration fees are non-refundable.