Since 1978 The Park Ranger Institute has offered inclusive, hands-on, specialized training and networking opportunities for Rangers who are sworn or non-sworn; programming and maintenance personnel, naturalists and administrators.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive and diverse training in areas that directly relate to and affect today's park visitors, park lands and park staff. The Park Ranger Institute is open to all park and police agencies.
The institute is held annually at the North Carolina Justice Academy facility in Edneyville, NC. The Park Ranger Institute was founded in 1978.