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Training

    First Training

    • All USACE
      • The PROSPECT course "Interpretive Services" is scheduled for January and June each year in Huntsville.
      • The PROSPECT course "Interpretive Services for Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders" is currently under review and revision.
    • National Park Service - Interpretive Development Program
        The Interpretive Development Program is a customized, outcome-based employee development program. Conceived, reviewed, and refined by over 300 field interpreters, this program enables an employee and supervisor to tailor professional development efforts, increase efficiency, and demonstrate interpretation at a national standard. Grounded in "Ranger Careers," the Interpretive Development Program identifies essential "Benchmark Competencies" (knowledge, skills, and abilities) for every interpretive ranger in Ranger Careers positions. However, the program is widely applicable to all who do interpretive work or manage resources.
    • National Workshops
    • SCA Public Safety Intern Training

    On-line Degree Programs
    Master of Science in Resource Interpretation Program

    • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
        In 2003, Stephen F. Austin State University and the National Park Service initiated a one-of-a-kind graduate program devoted to providing superior training in the art and science of resource communications. Over the past decade, our distance education program has supported hundreds of students from across the U.S. as they advanced their careers and honed the skills of research, communication and resource interpretation.

    Professional Certification

    • Epply Institute and proValens Learning
    • National Association for Interpretation
        The National Association for Interpretation offers professional certification in several categories including: Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Interpretive manager, Certified Interpretive Planner, Certified Heritage Interpreter, Certified Interpretive Host, and Certified Interpretive Trainer. NAI regularly adds new classes in all certification categories in a variety of locations around the country.
 
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