Certified Interpretive Host Trainer™

Our Certified Interpretive Host Trainers (CIHT) are a sanction within the professional level certification of the CIT. These are individuals who have not only completed the requirements for the Certified Interpretive Trainer but also wish to teach and certify the Certified Interpretive Host certification on behalf of NAI. 

What are the benefits of being a CIHT? 

  • Being recognized by your peers as a professional in the industry.  
  • Certification makes you more competitive and may improve your chances of being hired or getting a promotion.  
  • Having the opportunity to shape and train individuals at your site who may not view themselves as interpreters.
  • Being able to teach and certify the CIH curriculum on behalf of NAI. Depending on the environment in which you teach, this can either earn you monies from instructor fees or assist your agency/site/academic program in waiving those required fees for certification.
  • Becoming part of an international network of interpretive trainers.

What are the prerequisites for becoming a CIHT? 

  1. Applicant must meet the required prerequisites for professional certification.
  2. Applicant must attend a CIH Train the Trainer course. If applicant is already sanctioned as a CIGT with NAI, they attend two days of the four-day course, if applicant is new to the program, they must attend the entire four days.
  3. Applicant must submit and pass required elements of the CIT certification.

How much does the CIH Train the Trainers course cost?

Please see Fees page for this information

Once I become a CIHT, how do I maintain this sanction?

  1. Applicant must keep CIT certification current by attending and submitting forty hours of continuing education within the four-year period your certification is valid.
  2. CIHT instructor must teach two CIH courses within the time period their CIT is valid. This may be courses that include the full CIH certification or may be a workbook only, shortened course. See instructor handbook or contact the Certification and Training Program Manager for more information.

NAI Courses or Trainings to help prepare you prior to attempting this certification:

For more in-depth information, please see our Certification Handbook & Study Guide’s section on the Certified Interpretive Trainer.