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If you are considering working as a Tour Director or Tour Guide, let the International Guide Academy help you get started. Give us a call at 303-780-0131 and our company president will answer all your questions about this rewarding career and will tell you why this school's certification programs are your best option. You can also order a career-changing catalog by clicking here (or on the "catalog link" above) to provide you with all the information you may need to make an informed decision.
Founded in 1973, the International Guide Academy is the most trusted training school of choice for today's motivated and knowledgeable professional people, offering Tour Director and Tour Guide certification programs. Our training features certified world-class instructors. You have a choice of multiple international training locations including training while at sea. Our certification program also includes free lifetime placement assistance and free newsletters. We offer the best tuition and housing costs in the industry, and our innovative training program includes motorcoach excursions where you will actually narrate your first tour.
We call ourselves International and we are. We are the only school offering you a choice of multiple training locations including while at sea on a cruise ship.
Our company mission is to continue as the best and most recognized educational institution in the field of Travel and Tourism in the world.
It is through our adherence to a strong code of ethics, honest representation, knowledge of the industry, our superb training program, our free lifetime placement assistance, and our commitment to consistent integrity that we have, for over 40 years, made our mark in this industry.
Our number one goal is our commitment to you as a student to provide the best educational experience and job placement support to you after your certification.
We are recognized throughout the industry as the foremost experts in the training, certification, and placement of International Tour Directors and Tour Guides.
We are Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.
What makes the International Guide Academy’s program stand out among all others is that you earn your certification. You cannot just show up for class to graduate, and hiring companies recognize this.
2017 is our 45th year in business, our 29th year in the United States, our 9th year offering our program onboard a cruise ship, and our 9th year in Mexico. The International Guide Academy has also held classes in Canada, the South Pacific, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Don’t pay for placement. We provide Free Lifetime Job Placement Assistance for our graduates. While others might abandon you or charge you for an annual job fair, the International Guide Academy family delivers. Look at our Graduates page and you will see a long list of successes for those that chose to earn their Certification with IGA.