Interpretive Guide Course Registration

Virtual CIG Bethel, CT January 2024

Course Dates: January 16-23, 2024
Instructor: Kristin Robinson

About this Course

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to develop and lead interpretive programs. This course will introduce you to the history, definitions, and principles of interpretation. During the course, you will develop a program outline and deliver a 10-minute thematic presentation, all with the support of your instructor(s) and fellow participants. You will learn how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic, and leave ready to facilitate meaningful experiences that inspire engagement with the world around us.

Course Options

There are two options for this course.
Option one: take the course without obtaining the CIG certificate.  
Option two: take the course and add the certificate as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for the certificate. The CIG 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. 

Registration Rate

$235; the certificate is an additional $165


Class is a mix of instruction, discussion, worktime, and breaks to mitigate zoom fatigue.
    January 16th to 19th, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern time.
    January 22nd, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Eastern time. One-on-one appointments. Students should plan to be in the zoom room for less than 2 hours on this day.
    January 23rd, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern time
On the 22nd students will sign up for individual one-on-one coaching sessions to prepare you for your final presentation. You are required to attend all sessions, including the presentations of others on the final day, if in pursuit of the CIG certificate. This course uses Zoom, Padlet, and Google Drive.

Contact Information

Kristin has been designing programs and training interpreters for 25 years working with interpretive sites, tour operators, and guide organizations. Learn more about your instructor at

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. For more information about the course, please contact Kristin Robinson at or call (203) 628-4641.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. In the event that this course is canceled, NAI will contact you and you will receive a full refund.
If you need to cancel your registration, cancellations cannot be made by phone and must be emailed to Cancellations requested before January 9, 2024 will be subject to a $60 cancellation fee; after this date no refunds will be issued. If fees paid are less than $60, no refund will be issued.

1/16/2024 - 1/23/2024
Bethel, CT 06801 UNITED STATES
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Certificate Fee

Select this option to add an application for CIG certification. A one-year complimentary membership is included.
Certificate Fee

Need to use a different card to pay for your certification fee?
If you need to pay with two cards, please register for the base registration and pay with the first card. Once you have completed the payment, come back to this registration page and add the certification fee. When you proceed to the payment page again, you will be asked to enter new payment information.

Already registered for the course but need to add the certification fee?
If you've already registered but haven't already added the certification fee to your registration, you can come back to this page at any time and add the fee.

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