Comparison

Comparison

Making the right school choice for your certification program is important.

In order for you to make an informed decision we are providing the following to help you in that important choice. Certification matters. It also matters which school you choose to earn your credentials.

There are a lot of things to take into account. How long the school has been in business, choice(s) of location where classes are held, industry reputation, instructors, cost, are they licensed and bonded, both pre-enrollment and post-certification support, etc.

The International Guide Academy (IGA) has been in business since 1973. No other school of this type has been in business that long.

Locations: IGA has held classes in the South Pacific, Asia, Europe, and North America. In 2019 and 2020, classes are offered in Denver, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, and on board a NCL Ship (2019 NCL Dawn, 2020 NCL Joy)

IGA has a strong working relationship with hundreds of Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Sight-Seeing companies, Event Planners, Cruise lines, as well as with industry leaders. Some hiring companies prefer to hire only IGA graduates and others give IGA grads preference in being hired.

Instructors are all graduates of IGA and are actively working in the areas they instruct. They bring their domestic and international experiences to the classroom and are recognized experts in their field.

Cost: IGA has the lowest tuition cost. The Tour Director Program cost is $1895.00 which includes registration, tuition, textbook and all materials. The Tour Guide Program is $895.00. Take both for $2495.00. You can take one of the programs or both. Your choice.

You will find that, with another school, you are forced to take both programs and the cost is over $4,000 just for tuition.

References: We gladly give them before you register. Others may want you to pay a non-refundable fee before they will give you references.

Support: IGA is highly complimented on their support to you before you register and after earning your Certification, quality of instruction during the certification programs, free job placement assistance including cover letter and resume preparation, and much more…

The International Guide Academy, Inc. is a registered business in the State of Colorado and is licensed by the Colorado Department of Occupational Schools. The International Guide Academy is bonded.

If you have questions, or are ready to enroll, give us a call at 303-780-0131 or contact the company president, Daniel Slater at: daniel@bepaidtotravel.com

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