The Heritage Interpretation Training Center is pleased to offer our
Interpretive Trainer and Coach Certificate Program"
While other organizations may offer certified interpretive trainer or related certificates, our Certified Professional Interpretive Trainer Certificate is far more content extensive, taught at a university level, and more in-
Our Certified Professional Interpretive Planner Certificate is:
This certification can apply to a parks, museum, zoo, federal agency or other agency or organization interpretive training opportunity. It is also a course needed by any consultant offering interpretive staff training as part of their consulting services who have no professional interpretive training (B.S., M.S. or other certificate University program).
About the Instructor: Prof. John Veverka
Required courses as part of the Certificate completion:
Introduction to Heritage Interpretation Course. 14 Units -
An introduction to planning and presenting live interpretive programs and tours for Museum/Heritage Site Docents and Volunteers. 12 Units -
Training for Interpretive Trainers e-
A supervisors guide to Critiquing and Coaching Your Interpretive Staff, Eleven Units, 1.6 CEU Credits. $175.00 The final course for interpretive trainers. How well did your training work? This unit is to help you "keep on coaching" your staff to develop their skills and presentations.
Optional courses, based on your training objectives.
You can pick ONE of these courses to add to you certificate program.
Planning and Managing Interpretive Outreach Programs (Taking your interpretive services "on the road".) 12 Units -
Using Interpretation to Help Accomplish Management Objectives
Twelve Units, Two CEU Credits,
A Curators guide for helping their docents/volunteers create truly interpretive gallery
tours for Art and Traditional Museums. Techniques for revealing the hidden stories and meanings in art and artifacts for presenting dynamic and inspirational interpretive tour experiences for your visitors.
12 Units, 2 CEU Credits,
The "final exam" for the Certified Professional Interpretive Trainer certificate is for you submitting a working draft of you training course manual/workbook and/or a draft "Schedule of Instruction for a one to 3 day interpretive training course/workshop.
While there is a recommended sequencing of courses, just as with any university degree program, from introductory to more advanced courses, depending on your own background and training/experience, you are allowed to undertake more than one course at a time. It is estimated that the average time needed to complete all the required courses, could be approximately 10 months. All the individual courses are "work at on your own pace" and as fast or as slow as you need to.
All individual courses and units include:
1. YouTube video instruction for each individual course unit.
2. Interpretive text books (e-
3. Reading assignments and materials.
4. Homework assignments to be sent directly to the course certificate manager.
5. You may chat with, call or SKYPE with the course coach as needed -
instructor. This is NOT an "internet-
Upon Completion of the Certified Professional Interpretive Trainer certificate course, you will receive:
link to your e-
Note: unlike other certifications, you will NOT have to do everything over again in four years. This is a lifetime Certification.
Certified Professional Interpretive Trainer certification program: $700.00
If you would like to sign up for our Certified Professional Interpretive Trainer certificate program, you can pay the Certification tuition via PayPal or credit card. You can also contact John Veverka for more course details.
Certification program payment ($700.00)
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