NAI Certification Calendar

CIG and CIH courses are managed by individual instructors, not through NAI’s national office. If you are interested in hosting or finding a CIG or CIH course in your area, please visit our See Who's Certified page to find an instructor near you.


Looking to become a trainer with NAI? Click below for upcoming courses:
Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainer Courses
Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainer Courses

Virtual Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAI is allowing the CIG to be taught virtually for a limited time. The certification requirements are the same as a face to face offering and please note the location of your instructor as this may conflict with your time zone/location.


May 10 - June 17 2021
Instructor: Nikki Julien, Payson, AZ

May 10-28, 2021
Instructor: Gabby Plumasseau, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

May 16-24, 2021
Instructor: Scott Davison, Woodstock, VT


May 17-27, 2021 This Course is Full!
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI


May 25 - June 3, 2021
Instructor: Yvette Mendez, Brookfield, IL

May 31 - June 7, 2021
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA

June 7-18, 2021
Instructor: Clark Hancock, Austin, TX

June 15 - July 17, 2021
Instructor: Yvette Mendez, Brookfield, IL


June 21-27, 2021
Instructor: Kristin Robinson, Bethel, CT


July 6-14, 2021
Instructor: Yvette Mendez, Brookfield, IL

July 12-18, 2021
Instructor: Kristin Robinson, Bethel, CT


July 12 - August 16, 2021
Instructor: Nikki Julien, Payson, AZ

July 12 - August 6, 2021
Instructor: Bob Carter, Pekin, IL

July 19-28, 2021 
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI

August 2-8, 2021
Instructor: Kristin Robinson, Bethel, CT


In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

 

May 24-27, 2021 | Kalispell, MT
Flathead Valley Community College

May 24-27, 2021 | Mancos, CO
Aramark Mesa Verde

June 2-5, 2021 | Aspen, CO
Aspen Historical Society

August 16-19, 2021 | Milford, OH
Cincinnati Nature Center

October 14-17, 2021 |Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University


Certified Interpretive Host Courses


Check back soon for more offerings in 2021!


Courses Offered by the NAI National Office

Workshops can be requested by contacting NAI at 888-900-8283. 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 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.

Virtual Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAI is allowing the CIT Train the Trainers courses to be taught virtually for a limited time. The certification requirements are the same as a face to face offering and please note the location of your instructor as this may conflict with your time zone/location.

Check back soon for more offerings in 2021!

Virtual Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAI is allowing the CIT Train the Trainers courses to be taught virtually for a limited time. The certification requirements are the same as a face to face offering and please note the location of your instructor as this may conflict with your time zone/location.

June 3-14, 2021
Instructors: Fran McReynolds and Andre Copeland