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Certified Interpretive Guide Training

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.

The goal of the CIG program is to provide consistent, high quality training for staff and volunteers on the basics of presenting interpretive programs. Certification is a way to document that you possess skills and knowledge that allow you to perform effectively in the interpretive profession.

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.

Classes will be held Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 26th through May 17th, 2019 in the Laulima building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.  

Tuition is $379.00.

To register online, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants will also be required to register with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) for an additional $150 fee to receive the certification. The instructor will provide instructions prior to the course.

For more information, visit or contact:

(808) 984-3231
310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave

We encourage you to register as early as possible before class begins to secure your place in the class and to prevent a class with low enrollment from being cancelled. Space is limited in some classes.


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