Certification and Training Calendar

Our professional development courses are split into two groups, Certification and Training. Depending on the level (training or professional level), certification can either be obtained through a workshop or through a peer review process. The entry level certification courses below (CIG/CIH) help students to complete some of the required portions of their certifications, while Training courses offer the chance to expand your knowledge in that a specific topic area. Please take a look at the Course Listings below for courses available in your area.  This course list is updated weekly. 

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What Certifications Do We Offer?   
What Trainings Do We Offer?   

Certification

Certified Interpretive Guide™ Courses

Certified Interpretive Host™ Courses

Certified Interpretive Guide Train the Trainer™ Courses

Certified Interpretive Host Train the Trainer™ Courses

Training

Process of Interpretive Planning

Coaching Interpreters Workshop

Webinars

Book Club 

 

Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

 

Virtual Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

The certification requirements in a virtual course are the same as an in-person offering. Please note the location of your instructor as this may conflict with your time zone/location.


December 6-13, 2021 This course is full!
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA

January 3-10, 2022 This course is full!
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA

January 3-14, 2022
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI

January 10-16, 2022
Instructor: Kristin Robinson, Bethel, CT

January 11 - February 20, 2022 This course is full!
Instructor: Nikki Julien, Payson, AZ

January 15 - February 19, 2022 
Instructor: Yvette Mendez, Brookfield, IL


January 19 - March 23, 2022 
Instructor: Bruce Gatling-Austin, Charlottesville, VA


February 7-14, 2022 
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA


In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Courses


November 30 - December 10, 2021 | Missoula, MT
Montana Natural History Center

December 10-19, 2021 | Carmichael, CA 
Effie Yeaw Nature Center

December 13-16, 2021 | Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington Hills Nature Center in Heritage Park

January 17-27, 2022 | Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Falls Zoo

January 21-24, 2022 | Little Rock, AR
Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

January 24-28, 2022 | Midland, MI
Chippewa Nature Center

January 25 - February 3, 2022 | Atlanta, GA
Zoo Atlanta

February 1-4, 2022 | Wells, ME
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

February 3-7, 2022 | Alexandria, VA
Green Spring Gardens

February 22-26, 2022 | Kelowna, BC, Canada
Mission Creek Regional Park

February 7-10, 2022 | Roswell, GA
Chattahoochee Nature Center

February 24 - March 1, 2022 | Great Falls, VA
Colvin Run Mill

February 26 - March 6, 2022 | Dayton, OH
Carriage Hills MetroPark

March 1-4, 2022 | San Antonio, TX
San Antonio River Authority Mission Reach Operations Center

March 1-4, 2022 | Littleton, CO
South Platte Park

March 8-29, 2022 | Mint Hill, NC
Stevens Creek Nature Center

April 25-28, 2022 | Gardiner, MT
A Naturalist's World

May 16-19, 2022 | Kalispell, MT
Flathead Valley Community College


Certified Interpretive Host Courses

All Certified Interpretive Host courses happen in-person and are not available virtually at this time.

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Courses Offered by the NAI National Office

Workshops can be requested by contacting NAI at (888) 900-8283 ext.803. Professional categories of Certified Interpretive Trainer, Certified Interpretive Planner, Certified Interpretive Manager, and Certified Heritage Interpreter do not require attendance at a workshop to apply for or achieve certification. See certification handbook for details. However, the Certified Interpretive Guide Train the Trainers workshop or Certified Interpretive Host Train the Trainers workshop is required for anyone who wants to train others using NAI's CIG or CIH curricula.

NAI teaches 5-7 CIG Train-the-Trainer and 3-4 CIH Train-the-Trainer workshops per year. Please stay tuned to this website for additional dates as they are posted once confirmed.

In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainers

January 31 - February 4, 2022 | Browns Summit, NC
Haw River State Park

VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainers

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VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers 

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In-Person Process of Interpretive Planning

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VIRTUAL Process of Interpretive Planning

January 10-19, 2022
Instructor: Dave Bucy

In-Person Coaching Interpreters Workshop

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VIRTUAL Coaching Interpreters Workshop

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