THE STEPS OF YOUR CERTIFICATION PATHWAY
Attend the Training
The first step of becoming a GIFT certified forest therapy guide is to attend all components of the 8-day forest therapy guide training intensive.
The second step is to complete all assignments of the 6-month mentored practicum that follows immediately after the 8-day training intensive. At the end of these 6 months, and once approved by your mentor, you are ready for graduation.
Please note this includes completing the standard first aid training for working outdoors in your country of residence.
Attend your virtual graduation ceremony and receive your certificate in the post!
Ongoing participation in the Guiding Community
Your certification tuition cost includes a free year of GIFT foerst therapy guide membership, which starts after graduation (if you graduate within the first half of the year you get the remainder of the year for free, if you graduate within the second half of the year you get the following year for free). After this year is complete you will need to re-new your membership. This includes the membership fee, keeping your first-aid training current and giving us an update on your guiding pactice. Find out more here, including what you recieve as a guide member here.