Virtual CIH Train The Trainers February 2021

VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Host Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Non-CIT – February 17, 19 and 22-25 (see times below)
Current CIT – February 19 and February 22-24 (see times below)
Instructors: Karin Hostetter & Emily Jacobs

Are you looking for training that combines non-formal interpretation skills with customer service? Do you want to train/certify staff and others on behalf of NAI? If so, this course is for you! This course has two different tracks for attendance and certification. For individuals who are not current Certified Interpretive Trainers (CIT) with NAI, a virtual course of six half-days will be held February 17, 19 & 22-25. In this session, you will learn how NAI teaches interpretation, what is expected for Certified Interpretive Host (CIH) certification and will complete two requirements for becoming a CIT. If you already are a CIT, are fully sanctioned as a CIG instructor, and want to teach the CIH as well, attend four half-days, February 19 and February 22-24. Once you take the class, 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.

Schedule and What to Expect

Course will be a virtual offering, using Zoom as the platform. Students will be mailed instructor materials beforehand and the class schedule will be as follows:

For the full course, day 1 (February 17th) will be an introduction to how NAI teaches interpretation and a bit of a longer day running for about six hours including a break for lunch. The rest of the days cover the CIH curriculum, policies and procedures and presentations for the CIT (February 19 and 22-25). Class will start at the following times each day:  

February 17th & February 25th: 8a Pacific/11a Eastern
February 19, 22-24: 9a Pacific/12p Eastern

For individuals with a CIGT: You’ll attend days 2-5 (February 19 and 22-24) to learn the CIH curriculum and policies and procedures. Each day we’ll meet for about four hours.


Cost for the workshop varies depending on the 6-day or 4-day option.  Participants for the six-day course who are not current CITs will pay $550 Member/$625 nonmember. Current CITs with NAI who have taken the CIG Train the Trainer course will pay $250. Registration fee includes workshop materials, 4-6 days of instruction, & certification fee (for non-current CITs).

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 February 9, 2021.

2/17/2021 - 2/25/2021
Fort Collins, CO 80521 UNITED STATES

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