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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Dates: For those already CIT Certified: December 12 & 13, 2018 For those NOT CIT Certified: December 11-14, 2018 Location: University of California Irvine, Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center 401 Tilting Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Hosted by: Borrego Village Association, Anza-Borrego Foundation, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, and Borrego Outfitters Instructor: Emily Jacobs Description of Program: 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 four-day course will be held December 11-14. 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, come for only two of the days, December 12-13. 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.

on the National Association for Interpretation website.

Lodging:  Lodging can be obtained on your own. For more information on lodging, contact Jim Dion at BorregoVillage@gmail.com(link sends e-mail). Transportation: The largest nearby airports are San Diego International Airport or Palm Springs International Airport, both of which are less than two hours driving time from the training site. Once registrations have been received, participants can also contact each other to arrange carpools, room sharing, etc. You may also contact our host at BorregoVillage@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) regarding transportation from nearby airports. Costs: Cost for the workshop varies depending on the 2 day or 4 day option.  Participants for the four-day course who are not current CITs will pay $525 member/ $600 non-member. Current CITs with NAI who have taken the CIG Train the Trainer course will pay $225. Registration fee includes workshop materials, 2-4 days of instruction, certification fee (for four day attendees) and breaks. Meals and lodging are not included. Special Terms and Cancellation: Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to registration@interpnet.com(link sends e-mail). 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 December 3, 2018 Further Information: For more information on the Certification Program, download PDF copies of the Certification Handbook & Study Guide.