Virtual CIG Train The Trainers Course March 2021

VIRTUAL CIG Train-the-Trainers Course

Workshop dates: March 29-31 & April 5-6, 8-9 (partial days)
Instructor: Karin Hostetter & Andre Copeland

The CIG Train-the-Trainers 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 few days of the workshop, we'll host two shorter days (2-3 hours/day) before we launch into 5.5-6 hour days with an annotated instructor's version of the CIG course. Then we move on to material that helps you become a better facilitator and evaluator for this course. 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 for your CIT certification.

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, a letter from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field, or a personal self employment affidavit. Forms and requirements can be found here

Schedule and What to Expect

This 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:

March 29, 9:30-11:30a Pacific/12:30 - 2:30p Eastern
March 30, 9:30a-12p Pacific/ 12:30 - 3:00p Eastern
March 31 - April 2, 9a-3p Pacific/12:00 - 6:00p Eastern
April 5-6, 9a-3p Pacific/ 12:00 -6:00p Eastern
April 8, 9a-3p Pacific/12:00 - 6:00p Eastern
April 9, 8:30a Pacific/11:30a Eastern start time*  (length of day depends on number of participants but is generally 4-6 hours)

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. Due to the nature of being virtual, we recommend you purchase the books for the open book exam prior to the course. You are welcome to get the books on your own, or for easy access by clicking here to purchase the “Professional Certification Library Package” from NAI. 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 2-3 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. Registration closes March 14, 2021.

No refunds will be given after March 14, 2021.
3/29/2021 - 4/9/2021
Fort Collins, CO 80521 UNITED STATES

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