Heritage Interpreter


You start with a passion for culture and history—emerit Heritage Interpreter training adds delivery and professionalism

Whether providing guided tours in parks, museums or around town, emerit trained Heritage Interpreters create meaningful and memorable experiences for visitors. But doing so requires more than an encyclopedic knowledge of facts and figures, you also need well-timed delivery.

Delivery is just one of the skills in the emerit Heritage Interpreter training program. emerit training also fine-tunes your communication skills and processes to maintain professionalism, and it provides the skills to develop new programs.

The Heritage Interpreter program includes the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of Interpretation
  • Program Development
  • Program Delivery
  • Professionalism

A Heritage Interpreter must be a master storyteller, and use acquired knowledge combined with first-hand experience so visitors can relate on a personal level. You will transform information into an experience.

Take pride in your work; get emerit Heritage Interpreter training to acquire the skills, and certification to gain the recognition. When you complete the certification process, you will be awarded the Tourism Certified Manager (TCM) designation. To get started, select the most convenient training format from the list below


Heritage Interpreter training has been used by the following Small Business clients:

"You don't have to leave to go in to a classroom for the courses. You don't have to schedule around family time or take time off work which is definitely a bonus for this type of program."

— Tracey Anderson, Executive Director, Yukon Historical & Museums Association

"Flexibility is really important with emerit and I think that that's one of the great things with the online training is that you have the ability to do it when you have the ability and the time to do it."

— Tracey Verishine, Interpretation & Outreach Officer, Parks Canada

"What we wanted was to make the employees aware of the impact of their jobs. The fact that this was a national program made employees realize that their jobs were deemed important enough to have established standards. By offering them structured training recognized by the industry, we confirmed that we considered them important."

— Yvon Bélair, Human Resources manager, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

"When hiring we always look at emerit training because I think it really provides a good insight into the candidate that they are very serious about the hospitality industry a career and that they are dedicated and engaged in what they do."

— Joyce Bodnar, Manager, Human Resource Services, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon

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