The on-line course for this competency describes the components of successful conducted activities and explores techniques to effectively present directed experiences. The course also models a process you can follow to craft conducted activities that allow for discovery of the relevance and significance of the site. A basic certificate of completion may be earned by successfully completing the objective assessment at the end of the course. Go to the course listing at www.interptraining.org for details.
Foundations of Interpretation On-line Course
Interpretive Talk On-line Course
An advanced certificate of completion in the on-line course for this competency may be earned by successfully completing the course activities under the guidance of a local registered coach. Go to the course listing at www.interptraining.org for details.
A basic certificate in this on-line course
Requires the submitter to be able to plan, prepare and present a guided interpretive walk or tour that meets the standards and requirements described below.
In order to demonstrate successful performance in this benchmark competency, the submitted program must:
Certifiers will compare submissions to the standard above to determine whether a product “demonstrates certification” or is “approaching certification” for this competency.
Permanent, term and SCEP employees -- you may submit or resubmit for this competency at any time until you achieve certification.
Seasonals, volunteers, partners, interns -- Non-permanent employees may submit for this competency but only after completion of an advanced certificate in the on-line course for this competency. Check with your supervisor or an IDP registered coach.
Three video copies of a conducted activity (walk or tour in which the audience moves between several stops or place-based activities).
All three tapes or disks must have discernable audio and video. If at all possible, use a lapel microphone.
Omit warm-up orientation or question/answer portions of a program unless pertinent to your interpretive focus.
When your three video copies are ready, log on to the IDP On-line Review System (ORS) to register your submission and download a mailing form. http://ors.eppley.org/
Label all products with your name and park name and program length.
Keep a copy of your submission for your records.
Send three copies of VHS or
Via your ORS account, you can track the progress of your review and will receive an automatic email when your review is complete.