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