Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer (CIGT)

This seven-day course includes the five-day guide course plus additional reflection, theory and practical teaching exercises.

All applicants must be either individual members or professional members of Interpret Europe with guiding as well as training experience.

Participants can have different backgrounds and do not necessarily need to know about heritage interpretation when they join the course.

Guide trainer candidates need to pass the same tests as the guides in the guide course for Interpret Europe needs to be sure that they are able to practice what they teach. They sit an additional trainer test on contemporary learning approaches after practicing and discussing all exercises. The result of a performance of a teaching session is video-taped and sent to an IE review team to be assessed.

Certified guide trainers are registered by Interpret Europe and authorised to run the IE guide course on their own. They are fully responsible for their guide courses including certification and do not need to pay any fees to Interpret Europe.

Please check for our upcoming open access courses.

Interpretation is a voyage
of discovery in the field
of human emotions
and intellectual growth,
and it is hard to foresee
that time when
the interpreter can
confidently say,
"Now we are wholly
adequate to our task".

Freeman Tilden