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Become A Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) This Fall

Become A Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) This Fall

This October, DCR will hold its Certified Interpretive Guide Course at Camp Nihan in Saugus.  In addition to their own interpretive staff, DCR is also offering this course free of charge to Friends’ group members (certification is an additional fee that will be paid by the individual, but interested individuals can opt to take the course without certifying).

To register, or for more information, visit

See below for detailed instructions on how to register for a CIG course, or download instructions HERE

For questions, please contact Barbara Buls:

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course

October 2-4 and October 10-11, 2019
Camp Nihan
131 Walnut Street, Saugus, MA 01906
Instructors: Barbara Buls and Amy Wilmot

MA DCR, 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. This course will take place on October 2-4 (W-F) and October 10 -11 (Th-F).
Overnight accommodations in cabins are available on Tuesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 3, and on Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10.

Course Options

There are two options for this course.

Option one: take the course without obtaining certification.

Option two: take the course and add certification as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for certification and you must complete an open book Core Literature Review exam. 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.


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