Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course

  • June 11, 2022
  • June 19, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • June 11, 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 12, 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 18, 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 19, 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Forest Run MetroPark - 1976 Timberman Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

About this event:

CIG Forest Run MetroPark OH, June 2022

June 11, 12 - 18, 19 2022

Forest Run MetroPark

1976 Timberman Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Instructor: Adam McCosham

Registration Cost: $230 (the CIG certificate is an additional $150)

MetroParks of Butler County, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.

Course Options

There are two options for this course.

Option one: take the course without obtaining the CIG certificate.

Option two: take the course and add the certificate as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for the certificate. The CIG lasts four years and comes with a complimentary one year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

The CIG Program

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This 32-hour course includes:

The history, definition, and principles of interpretation.

Techniques on how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic.

How to use tangible objects to connect your audience to intangible ideas and universal concepts.

The 2 requirements needed to obtain a CIG (program outline, and 10 minute interpretive presentation).

Member Discount

Those choosing to apply for certification will receive a complimentary one year membership to NAI. Memberships will become active within a couple of weeks of registration and will allow you to purchase course books and other registrations at the discounted member rate. Once memberships become active, you will receive a receipt via email letting you know that you are all set up. Current NAI members will receive a one year extension on their current membership. If you are registering for $0, your membership will become active when you are certified.


June 11-12 9:00-5:00 p.m.

June 18-19 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Further Information

For more information about the course, please contact Adam McCosham at amccosham@greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Cancellations and transfers must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by May 29, 2022. Participants are allowed to transfer one time at no charge. A nonrefundable processing fee of $50 will be assessed for cancellations. Payments of less than $50 will not be refunded.

Emailed cancellations and transfers should be sent to certification@interpnet.com. Cancellations and transfers cannot be made by phone and will not be given after May 29, 2022.

More information and registration can be found here.

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