494 products for certification processed
through the program in FY-03, representing a slight
rise in participation. As of October 1, 2003, 3217
products, from 191 park sites, have been reviewed
since the program began in 1996. Through regional, park,
and cluster training efforts, 95 servicewide, curriculum-based
(IDP) interpretive training sessions were offered to
2321 interpretive trainees in FY-02 (View
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|Participation in the program continues at a high rate.
Anyone who has waited long weeks for feedback on their
certification efforts knows the difficulties and frustations
this causes. This continues to be a concern, as we search
for ways to increase the staffing to support the processing
of reviews. The peak period for submitted products
(hence the longest turn around) is from August to November.
Products submitted during the period March through
August stand the best chance of a more timely return.
During peak periods, submissions may need to be prioritized
based on job series, since the program is designed to
support progression through the Ranger Careers ladder.
Once peaks are served, first-come, first-served prioritizing
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