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.

October 19-29, 2020
Instructors: Megan Trumper and Brian Mast, Pensacola, FL

October 21 - November 10, 2020
Instructor: Yvette Mendez, Brookfield, IL


November 2-13, 2020
Instructor: Tim Merriman, Kealakekua, HI

November 9 - December 17, 2020   
Instructor: Nikki Julien, Payson, AZ


November 16-23, 2020
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Pensacola, FL

November 24 - December 22, 2020
Instructor: Christine Morris, Missoula, MT


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

December 7-17, 2020
Instructor: Megan Trumper, Pensacola, FL


January 4 - March 8, 2021
Instructor: Bob Carter, Pekin, IL

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


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


In-Person Certified Interpretive Guide Courses

 

October 14-17, 2020 | Washington, TX
Washington-On-The-Brazos State Historic Site

November 2-6, 2020 | Powell, OH
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

November 3-6, 2020 | Littleton, CO
Carson Nature Center This course is full!

November 17-20, 2020 | Wells, ME
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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


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.

October 26 - November 5, 2020
Instructors: Emily Jacobs, Andre Copeland, and Chuck Lennox

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.

October 13-20, 2020
Instructor: Emily Jacobs