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Interpretive Development Program

Seasonal Pre-requisites for Peer Review

NOTICE-- Peer review submissions in the current system will be accepted through December 31, 2014 -- the pre-requisites outlined below for seasonal and non-permanent interpreters remain in effect.

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It's a MYTH that seasonals cannot participate in the IDP Peer Review Program! Well, okay, this was the case for a short period of time a couple of years ago, but that was changed in January, 2011 -- seasonals may again submit competency products for peer review -- with the following pre-requisites:

NPS seasonals, volunteers, partners and other temporary employees may submit for peer review certification with the following prerequisites for the following benchmark competencies:

  • Interpretive Talk, Informal Visitor Contacts, Interpretive Writing, and Conducted Activities-- the submission prerequisite is an advanced certificate from the IDP on-line course for that competency -- see the submission guidelines for each competency
  • Demonstrations/Illustrated Programs and Curriculum-based Programs -- the submission prerequisite is an advanced certificate from the IDP on-line course in the Interpretive Talk (since no on-line course exists for either of these competencies) -- see the submission guidelines for each competency
  • Resubmissions-- seasonals, volunteers, temporary employees may also resubmit for any competency that has been previously attempted but did not yet meet the peer review certification standards ("approaching certification")

Also -- very important -- there are different submission guidelines for each competency for peer review -- AND there is a new on-line registration system for peer review submissions -- so please see the following links before you begin to prepare your submission!!

http://idp.eppley.org/certificates

http://idp.eppley.org/submit-line-peer-review-certification

Submission guidelines for each competency -- go to the Certificates tab (main menu above) > choose the Entry or Developmental Level tab > Peer Review tab

Questions?? Contact becky_lacome@nps.gov or john_rudy@nps.gov