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CIG and CIH Train The Trainers Course February 2019

COMBINED CIG & CIH Train-the-Trainers Course

February 4-10 (FULL COURSE – CIG and CIH Train-the-Trainer)
February 4-8 (CIG Train the Trainer only)
February 9-10 (CIH Train the Trainer only)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ
Instructor: Emily Jacobs
The FULL COURSE and the CIG Train the Trainer section of this course is full and no additional seats will be added. If you are a current CIT and would like to add the sanctioning to teach our CIH material, you can still take the 2-day CIH Train the Trainer section of this course. 

This new offering for 2019 gives participants the opportunity to become trained as both a CIG and CIH instructor in just one week!  During the CIG Train-the-Trainers workshop (February 4-8) you will 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. 

During the last two days of this workshop, participants will receive the curriculum materials you’ll need to teach the CIH course and you’ll also have the opportunity to earn your CIH certification if desired (for an additional fee). 

Participants to this full course or to the CIG Train the Trainer portion, 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 ejacobs@interpnet.com

Registration and cost options

The following costs and options exist for participating in this course:
Attend all week, CIG and CIH Trainer course: $725 members/$800 non
CIG Train the Trainer only (February 4-8): $625 member/$700 non
CIH Train the Trainer only (Must be a current CIT, February 9-10): $225

Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG and CIH curricula, participants must also 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 letter from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field or a personal self employment affidavit. Please note, no proof of eligibility is necessary for current CITs.


The workshop will be held at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road in Tucson, AZ.

There is no specific host hotel, however there are a number of hotels nearby which can be found on the host website by clicking here.  The host also recommends the Gilbert Ray & Catalina State Park for camping.


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 nearest airport is the Tucson International Airport. Please do not plan to leave our course any earlier than 3pm on Sunday, February 10 to catch your flight (full course) or by 4p on Friday, February 8 (CIG Train the Trainer only).

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 registration@interpnet.com. 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 27, 2018.    

For more information on the Certification Program, download a PDF of the Certification Handbook & Study Guide.

2/4/2019 - 2/10/2019
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N Kinney Rd Tucson, AZ 85743 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.

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