National Park Service
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Interpretive Development Program

Certificates

Basic certificates are available for six of the benchmark competencies. To earn this credit, log on to provalenslearning.com and select the on-line competency-based courses you wish to complete. These courses were developed in partnership with the Interpretive Development Program and the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands. Basic certificates may be earned by reading course material and passing the objective assessment at the end of the course. Anyone (permanent employees, seasonals, volunteers, partners, interns, non-NPS interpreters) may take an IDP on-line course and receive a basic certificate. The on-line learning web site is hosted by the EppleyInstitute and is available from any computer. Go to the "Training" tab above for more information about the IDP on-line courses.