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  • Aquatics Management Certificate

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    Provides a comprehensive understanding of the management of aquatics facilities. The course covers hiring and supervision of personnel, risk management, and pool maintenance and operations. Learn More
    $350.00

  • Foundations of Park Safety

    Explore the foundations of safety in your parks and park agency.

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    $59.00

  • Fundamentals in Interpretation Certificate

    Establish a strong foundation in the basics of interpretation. This certificate program explores the history of interpretation as a profession and provides knowledge in roving, informal interpretation, audience identification and engagement, and interpretive talks.

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    $350.00

  • Fundamentals of Park Safety Certificate

    Gain skills in recognizing safety and conflict situations in your parks and how to respond and de-escalate conflict.

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    $350.00

  • History, Parks, and Interpretation: Civil War to Civil Rights Certificate

    Gain an understanding of the social and political issues surrounding the American Civil War Learn More
    $210.00

  • Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate

    Do you have a strong background and understanding of interpretation (perhaps in programming) but want to dig deeper? Do you struggle with interpretive media or writing? Are you curious about what exactly ‘dialogic’ interpretation means? If so, this certificate program is for you!

    The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five interpretive courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or site. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor(s) who review the elements of your portfolio. Additionally, if you apply for and are accepted into the cohort-based program, you will work with a mentor who has considerable experience in the interpretive field who will guide you as you develop your intermediate skills.

    Stop! Before you register for this certificate program, are you an NAI member interested in completing it as part of a cohort and working with a mentor? The Eppley Institute and the National Association for Interpretation are recruiting students to participate in a cohort program that will begin in January 2020. Applications are now available. If you are interested in learning more and applying, please click here. If you would like to join NAI, please visit their website.

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    $350.00

  • Managing Wildlands and Wild Spaces Certificate

    In this certificate you will learn the basic steps for decision making and management that are applied to federal wilderness areas, and how they can be interpreted and implemented on other, non-federal protected areas. These wildlands can benefit from the same systems and strategies the US government uses to identify the wilderness characteristics, develop plans for stewardship, manage visitor usage, and protect the natural resources.

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    $350.00

  • Park and Recreation Facility Management Practices Certificate Program

    Build a foundational understanding of facility management practices, particularly as they apply to parks and public lands agencies. The certificate program follows the Asset Management Process, an approach used by the National Park Service.

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    $350.00

  • Park Safety Recognition

    Understand laws, regulations,and agency policiesrelating to health and safety and recognize common health,safety, and conflictsituations that may arise in parks.

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    $59.00

  • Park Safety Response

    Learn about various types of threats and hazards you may encounter as a park employee and strategies for responding to them.

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    $59.00

  • Tourism Planning for Park and Recreation Agencies Certificate

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    Gain effective knowledge of the creation and use of parks and recreation assets for tourism. Learn how to set goals, analyze markets, and create and market tourism products.

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    $350.00

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