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Gifted Travel Network (1 year program to become a Travel Agent) 

Association of Nature Center Administrators 



Travel Industry training programs for tour directors, guides and companies!


Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Leave No Trace

National Wilderness Workshop

RISE Travel Institute's Flagship Program

Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

Eastern KY  

KY Wildlands Hospitality Program.  Elevate Your Service.​

Western NC

Landmark Learning (Swift Water Rescue)

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards Skills Institute

H20 Dreams (Kayak, Certification Rescue)

Western Carolina University

Professional Outdoor Industry Certificate

Tenents of Project Management for the Outdoor Industry - Thursday, July 29; Fall Date TBD

*Introduction to the Outdoor Industry - Wednesday, September 8 - REQUIRED

Northeastern TN

Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

Six students complete Hospitality & Tourism certificate program

East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development and the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association.

2022 Wilderness Skills Institute

These are the dates for the 12th annual Wilderness Skills Institute at the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah Forest, NC. Week one will be held May 23-27 and  Week two will be May 31-June 3. 

Applications and website for 2022 WSI will go live and be open on February 9th at the WSI website

Note that crosscut certification and Wilderness First Aid are available during the Institute.



Mountain Empire Community College

     ArcGIS Certificate (online cartography)  Great for resource conservation.    

Southwest Virginia Community College

Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Leadership

    Adventure Tourism CSC

    Guide Essentials CSC

    Leadership and Entrepreneurship CSC

    Management Specialists CSC

    Outdoor Interpretation and Education CSC

    Outdoor Recreation CSC

    Geographic Information Systems CSC (great for community planning)

Southern WV

Boone Career and Technical Center-Adventure Tourism

Experience Learning Circleville, WV 26804

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