Guide Endorsement Process


  1. Create an account and pay a one-time application fee of €25, rolled over to any subsequent applications
  2. Complete and submit your online application
  3. Your application is assessed by IPGA's Assessment and Registration Committee (ARC)
  4. Your application is approved (or denied, in which case the applicant is asked to resubmit with advice from the ARC)
  5. Endorsement awarded
  6. Pay your one-time Registration fee (€55) which includes free membership until the end of the calendar year in which you became endorsed
  7. You become listed in our Directory and are able to work and promote yourself as an IPGA Polar Expedition Guide
  8. €110 annual membership, payable January

An application for endorsement is declined when 5 members of the board determine that the applicant does not meet the necessary criteria for endorsement.

IPGA also awards Honorary Memberships.