The Heritage Interpretation Training Center is pleased to offer our
"Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter
While other organizations may offer certified interpreter or related certificates, our Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter Certificate is far more content extensive, taught at a university level, and more in-
Our Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter Certificate is:
This certification can apply to a park, museum, zoo, federal agency or other agency or organization where your job may be to plan lead or present interpretive programs, guided walks or other interpretive demonstrations or related live interpretive experiences. It is designed for anyone seeking a career or even just a summer or temporary interpretive profession who have had no formal (University level interpretive courses) and would like to advance their understanding of interpretive theory, philosophy, techniques and presentation skills.
HITC awards CEU (Continuing Education Unit credits) for the Certificate Program (and each individual course that is offered as part of the Certificate Program.
About the Instructor: Prof. John Veverka
Required courses as part of the Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter
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 -
Interpretive Writing e-
Interpretive Techniques -
Interpreting the "rest of the story".
Planning for Interpretive Experiences. Employing The Experience Economy, Markets of One and Experiential Planning Concepts and Strategies For Heritage Sites and Attractions.
Thirteen Units, 2.5 CEU Credits.
The "final exam" for the Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter certificate is you submitting a working draft of an interpretive program (live program, guided tour, etc.) that you would like to deliver, and/or a short video of you presenting your program.
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 Heritage Interpreter 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 Heritage Interpreter certification program: $700.00
If you would like to sign up for our Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter 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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