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Become a Certified Interpretive Guide

Released on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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The City of Fort Collins is offering the National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) course in December. This training is perfect for people who work with the public in settings such as museums, cemeteries, natural areas, and parks. The training is ideal for both paid staff and volunteers to learn to give powerful and effective presentations to any audience. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Dates and Times

Dec. 9-12, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – participants must attend all four days

Why take it?

Participants build confidence as they practice their skills. Find out:

  • how people learn
  • what makes audiences pay attention
  • how to get rid of the jitters
  • what your body language conveys
  • how to answer tough questions
  • and much more


Basic training costs $230, which includes the instruction and workbook. Optional certification and membership to the National Association for Interpretation is available for an additional $150.

Trainers and Registration

The training is taught by Certified Interpretive Trainers Sue Kenney and Susan Schafer, City of Fort Collins. Register online at