CIG Train The Trainers Course Kalaheo, HI January 2020

CIG Train-the-Trainers Course

January 13-17, 2020
National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road, Kalaheo, HI 96741
Instructor: Emily Jacobs

The CIG Train-the-Trainers (formerly CIT) workshop is designed to improve your skills as a trainer using NAI's Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) curriculum. Once you take the class and pass the credential requirements for CIT, you can use NAI's curriculum and certify staff and volunteers at your own site or serve as a contractor to sites without a trainer on staff. This workshop is required for those who want to teach the CIG curriculum.

Participants to this course must have previously taken the CIG course and become certified or have the CHI certification. If you do not have these certifications but would still like to be considered based on your experience, please contact Emily Jacobs, NAI Certification and Training Program Manager at

During the first two days of the workshop, we'll provide an annotated instructor's version of the CIG course. Then we move on to material that helps you become a better facilitator and evaluator. You will evaluate CIG students through watching videotaped presentations. We also provide a detailed orientation to the paperwork requirements for CIG instructors. On the last day, you'll present a 20-minute training segment that is videotaped.

Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG curricula, participants must be eligible for certification at the professional CIT level. Evidence of eligibility must be provided in the form of a transcript (not diploma) from a four-year degree program related to interpretation or a Verification of Work Experience Form from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field or an Affidavit for Self-Employees Individuals.


The training will take place at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kauai’s South Shore. The resort town of Poipu is about 15 minutes away from the classroom and offers numerous lodging options from resorts to B&B and VRBO’s.  There is also an option for Garden Housing within NTBG which comprises of a twin bed in a shared room within a guest housing environment.  There are common facilities like restroom, living room, and kitchen and it is coed.  Cost is $35/person/night and space is limited.  Contact for more information. Additionally, two weeks prior to the course we will be sending out information to all participants, if you would then like to carpool, share a room, etc.


Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided.  All other meals are on your own but we will take an hour break to give you adequate time to get lunch each day.


The closest airport is the Lihue Airport which is about 30 minutes from the training site. Please do not plan to leave our course any earlier than 5pm on Friday, January 17th to catch your flight.

Registration and More Information

The workshop provides the opportunity to complete two of the requirements for the CIT credential. You will have the chance to work with others to complete the open book exam and you will also complete your videotaped presentation. The remaining requirements include an essay exam and two outlines of training sessions you have presented in your career (could be from a regional or national workshop, in-house training for your agency, teacher training, or a university or college class).

Special Terms and Cancellation

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to Cancellations cannot be made by phone. If you cancel 1-3 weeks prior to the course you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 1 week or less prior to the course will not receive a refund.

No refunds will be given after January 5, 2020.
1/13/2020 - 1/17/2020
National Tropical Botanical Garden 3530 Papalina Road Kalaheo, HI 96741 UNITED STATES
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