Virtual CIH Train The Trainers October 2020

VIRTUAL Certified Interpretive Host
Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Not Current CIT Holders – October 13-16 & October 19-20 (half days) 
Current CIT Holders – October 14-16 & October 19 (half days) 
Instructor: Emily Jacobs & Karin Hostetter

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 October 13-16 & October 19-20. 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, October 14-16 & October 19. 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

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:

For the full course (for those who are not current CIT Holders), day 1 (October 13th) will be an introduction to how NAI teaches interpretation and a bit of a longer day running for about six hours (starting at 8:30a Pacific/11:30a Eastern) including a break for lunch. The rest of the days cover the CIH curriculum, policies and procedures and presentations for the CIT (October 14, 15, 16, 19, 20). Each day will run from 8:30a-12:30p Pacific/11:30a-3:30p Eastern.

For individuals with a CIGT (Current CIT Holders): You’ll attend days 2-5 (October 14-16 & 19) to learn the CIH curriculum and policies and procedures. Each day we’ll meet for about four hours, starting at 8:30a Pacific/11:30a Eastern.


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 October 5, 2020.
10/13/2020 - 10/20/2020
Ellensburg, WA 98926 UNITED STATES

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