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.

June 6 - June 14, 2022
Instructor(s): Kristin Robinson
Bethel, CT, United States

6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 14 - July 7, 2022
Instructor(s): Nikki Julien
Payson, AZ, United States

6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 20 - July 27, 2022
Instructor(s): Bruce B. Gatling-Austin
Charlottesville, VA, United States

6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 11 - July 19, 2022
Instructor(s): Kristin Robinson
Bethel, CT, United States

7/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 16 - July 31, 2022
Instructor(s): Brian Janson
Anchorage, AK, United States

7/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

August 8 - August 26, 2022
Instructor(s): Brian Janson
Anchorage, AK, United States

8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

September 12 - September 19, 2022
Instructor(s): Yvette M. Mendez
Brookfield, IL, United States

9/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

May 20 - May 23, 2022
Washington-On-The-Brazos SHS
Washington, TX, United States
Instructor(s): Rick Harwell and Susan Scott

5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

May 23 - May 26, 2022
Adirondack Mountain Club
Lake Placid, NY, United States
Instructor(s): Kendra Ormerod

5/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

May 23 - May 26, 2022
Windsor Art & Heritage Center
Windsor, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Katherine Mercier

5/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

May 31 - June 3, 2022
The Watershed Education Center
Boise, ID, United States
Instructor(s): James Little

5/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 6 - June 15, 2022
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Newport, OR, United States
Instructor(s): Stacy Bartrom

6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 6 - June 9, 2022
Aspen Historical Society
Aspen, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Nina Gabianelli

6/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 11 - June 19, 2022
Forest Run MetroPark
Hamilton, OH, United States
Instructor(s): Adam McCosham

6/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 13 - June 16, 2022
Virginia Zoo
Norfolk, VA, United States
Instructor(s): Kate Reichert

6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 14 - June 17, 2022
White Point Nature ECP
San Pedro, CA, United States
Instructor(s): Hillary Holt

6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 21 - June 24, 2022
Downtown Aquarium-Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Instructor(s): Amber Pepper

6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 24 - June 27, 2022
High Plains Environmental Center
Loveland, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Michele Van Hare

6/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 11 - July 14, 2022
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
New Hope, PA, United States
Instructor(s): Maggie Strucker

7/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 20 - July 23, 2022
El Yunque National Forest
, , Puerto Rico
Instructor(s): Mónica Perez

7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

August 22 - August 25, 2022
Cincinnati Nature Center
Milford, OH, United States
Instructor(s): Jason Neumann

8/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

November 7 - November 11, 2022
South Platte Park
Littleton, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Skot Latona, Cindy Robison

11/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Certified Interpretive Host Courses

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

June 18 - June 19, 2022
Phil Hardberger Park
San Antonio, TX, United States
Instructor(s): Clark Hancock

6/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

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.

Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainer

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

September 12 - 16, 2022
Instructors: Chuck Lennox and Jane Beattie
Great Falls, MT

VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Guide Train-the-Trainers

May 16 - 26, 2022  This course is full.
Instructors: Karin Hostetter, Fran McReynolds, and Chuck Lennox
Fort Collins, CO


Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainer

In-Person Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers 

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VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers 

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Process of Interpretive Planning

In-Person Process of Interpretive Planning

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VIRTUAL Process of Interpretive Planning

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Coaching Interpreters Workshop

In-Person Coaching Interpreters Workshop

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VIRTUAL Coaching Interpreters Workshop

May 10 - June 2, 2022 COURSE IS FULL
Instructor: Emily Jacobs
Fort Collins, CO