CIG Train The Trainers Course August 2020

VIRTUAL CIG Train-the-Trainers Course

Please note: This course was originally a combination CIG/CIH Trainer course which was to take place face to face in OH. Due to COVID-19 it is now a virtual offering, but there are a few remnants of the original course content on this page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Emily at

August 25-29
Instructors: Fran McReynolds & Karin Hostetter 

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 day or two 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 recorded.


Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG 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.


Course will be a virtual offering, using Zoom as the platform. Students will be mailed instructor materials beforehand and the class schedule will be provided by the instructor. Please note we will also be meeting for up to four hours prior to the course dates virtually for some pre-training to minimize class time during the week. NAI will be sending out a Doodle to schedule these by August 1, 2020.

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 or transfers must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations or transfers should be sent to Cancellations or transfers cannot be made by phone. If you cancel 1-3 weeks prior to the course you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 2 weeks or less prior to the course will not receive a refund. No refunds will be given after August 7, 2020.
8/25/2020 - 9/1/2020
Metroparks Toledo Wildwood Preserve Metroparks Hall 5100 Central Ave. Toledo, OH 43615 UNITED STATES
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