Virtual Interpretive Guide Course Registration

Virtual CIG, Sydney Australia, July 2022 CANCELED

July 11-26, 2022
Instructor: Stephanie Ambrosia
Registration Cost: $235 (Certification is an additional $150)

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering an online training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.  This course will be a combination of online instruction and virtual meetings with your instructor. Note, this course is designed to cover all the same material and requirements as the in-person Certified Interpretive Guide course and the certificate awarded is the same as our face to face offerings. Prior to the start of the course, you will receive information from your instructor on how the course will work and the times you will be meeting.

Please note: if you register for this course less than two weeks prior to the start, you may receive your CIG Workbook late due to current shipping times. Please make sure your shipping address is up-to-date on your account.

Course Options

There are two options for this course. 
Option one: take the course without earning the certificate.  
Option two: take the course and add the certificate for the Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). The CIG lasts four years and comes with a complimentary one-year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

The CIG Program

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This virtual course includes:

  • The history, definition, and principles of interpretation.
  • Techniques on how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic.
  • How to use tangible objects to connect your audience to intangible ideas and universal concepts.
  • The 2 certification requirements needed to obtain a CIG (program outline and 10 minute interpretive presentation).

NAI Membership

Those choosing to apply for certification will receive a complimentary one year membership to NAI. Memberships will become active within a couple of weeks of registration and will allow you to purchase course books and other registrations at the discounted member rate. Once memberships become active, you will receive a receipt via email letting you know that you are all set up. Current NAI members will receive a one year extension on their current membership. If you are registering for $0, your membership will become active when you are certified.


The timing for this course is ideal for those based in Australian/European regions. A strong and reliable internet connection is a must as we will meet on Zoom every Mon-Tues from 11 July - 26 July from 4-8 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time); 2 breaks are included. 20 min individual coaching sessions take place outside of class time between 20 July – 22 July. You will need to: attend each class, have a strong and reliable internet connection, use a laptop (not a cell phone) to fully participate. Although classes are virtual, they will be intensive, fun, and sociable!

Further Information

For more information about the course, please contact Stephanie Ambrosia at or call +61 0477 937 622.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Cancellations and transfers must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by June 26, 2022. Participants are allowed to transfer one time at no charge. A nonrefundable processing fee of $50 will be assessed for cancellations. Payments of less than $50 will not be refunded. Emailed cancellations and transfers should be sent to Cancellations and transfers cannot be made by phone and will not be given after June 26, 2022.
7/11/2022 - 7/26/2022
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