CIT Train-the-Trainers Course

June 10-14, 2013
Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, IL

The Certified Interpretive Trainer (CIT) workshop is designed to improve your skills as a trainer using NAI's Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) curriculum. Once you take the class and pass the credential requirements for CIT, you can use NAI's curriculum and certify staff and volunteers at your own site or serve as a contractor to sites without a trainer on staff. This workshop is required for those who want to teach the CIG curriculum. It is also required for those who want to teach the Certified Interpretive Host curriculum, however an additional two-day training workshop is also required for CIG instructors to use the CIH materials.

During the five-day CIT workshop, you'll receive the complete CIG curriculum, so there is no need to take the CIG workshop first. You can also complete the CIG credential at the workshop if desired. The first two and a half days of the workshop, we'll provide an annotated instructor's version of the CIG course. Then we move on to material that helps you become a better facilitator and evaluator. You will evaluate CIG students through watching videotaped presentations. We also provide a detailed orientation to the paperwork requirements for CIG instructors. On the last day, you'll present a 20-minute training segment that is videotaped.

Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG or CIH curricula, participants must be eligible for certification at the professional CIT level. Evidence of eligibility must be provided in the form of a transcript (not diploma) from a four-year degree program related to interpretation or a letter from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field or a personal self employment affidavit (PDF form can be downloaded from the website).


Lodging: Lodging is on your own, though there is both a Super 8 and a Comfort Inn in Harrisburg.  For area information, please refer to 

Meals: Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided.  All other meals are on your own.

Airport: The nearest airport is St Louis Airport, though it is a two hour drive to the site location.  Closer airports include Marion, IL and Paducah, KY which are much smaller locales.

Registration and More Information

The workshop provides the opportunity to complete two of the requirements for the CIT credential. You will have the chance to work with others to complete the open book exam and you will also complete your videotaped presentation. The remaining requirements include an essay exam and two outlines of training sessions you have presented in your career (could be from a regional or national workshop, in-house training for your agency, teacher training, or a university or college class).

Download the registration form here. Send the form by mail with a check to NAI, P.O. Box 2246, Fort Collins, CO 80522, or fax it to 970-484-8179 with a credit card number.

For more information on the Certification Program, see the Certification Study Guide.

Course Overview


Southeastern Illinois College
Harrisburg, IL


June 10-14, 2013


Emily Jacobs,
NAI Certification & Training Program Manager


NAI member: $625
Non-member: $700


Download registration form.