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.


December 1-11, 2020
Instructors: Yvette Mendez and Andre Copeland, Brookfield, IL

December 1-18, 2020
Instructor: Becky Thomas, Prospect, PA

December 6-16, 2020
Instructor: Nicole McCormick, DuPont, WA


December 7-18, 2020
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI This Course is Full!

December 14-18, 2020
Instructors: Denise Berkshire and Deb Hill, Hillsboro, OR


January 4 - March 8, 2021
Instructor: Bob Carter, Pekin, IL This Course is Full!

January 6-9, 2021
Instructors: Karin Hostetter and Monique Thompson, Centerville, IN


January 10 - February 2, 2021   
Instructor: Nikki Julien, Phoenix, AZ

January 11 - February 8, 2021   
Instructor: Sarah Rhodes-Ondi, Melbourne Beach, FL

January 11 - February 22, 2021   
Instructor: Angela Yau, Bethesda, MD


January 18-22, 2021
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA


January 21 - February 25, 2021   
Instructors: Marissa Llanes and Jess Kohring, Los Angeles, CA

January 25 - February 5, 2021   
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI


January 27 - February 24, 2021   
Instructor: Rebecca Lambert, Crystal Lake, IL

February 1-11, 2021
Instructors: Yvette Mendez and Andre Copeland, Brookfield, IL


February 15-19, 2021
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Gig Harbor, WA


In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

 

February 1-4, 2021 | Roswell, GA
Chattahoochee Nature Center

February 1-5, 2021 | Columbia, SC
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

March 26-29, 2021 | Clermont, KY
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

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

Certified Interpretive Host Courses

Check back soon for more courses in 2020!

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 dates 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.

Check back soon for dates in 2021!