To become an Approved Instructor you must complete an Approved Instructor Candidate Program. A list of upcoming Approved Instructor Candidate Programs, their descriptions and prerequisites can be found here.
Instructor Programs are held several times per year all over the world. A list of upcoming Approved Instructor Candidate Programs can be found here. We do our very best to offer the programs in as many regions as we can. Traditionally they are held in conjunction with an ICISF Regional Training.
Due to the volume of applications ICISF receives we are only able to accept applications for Instructor Programs that have been announced.
If an Instructor Program has been announced, please email [email protected] to receive an application packet with important information.
Meeting all prerequisites for an Approved Instructor Candidate Program is not a guarantee of acceptance. There are many factors which must be taken into consideration in choosing candidates for an Approved Instructor Program. ICISF serves the worldwide community and must provide instructors in areas with limited or no CISM resources. When candidates are chosen, ICISF considers need by country/state geographical area, experience, prior training, professional background, current number of instructors in the region, ICISF membership, proof of required supporting documentation/completed application and class size availability.
In most cases current early tuition for Approved Instructor Candidate Programs is $800.00 USD. This is in addition to the $50.00 USD nonrefundable application fee. Some Approved Instructor Programs are subject to international taxes and fees and may be higher. Detailed pricing information can be found when applying to an Instructor Program.
All of our Approved Instructor Candidate Programs are held in English. We are actively working on offering course materials in other languages so Approved Instructors may hold their courses in languages other than English.
As soon as you complete an Approved Instructor Candidate Program you may begin teaching that subject as soon as you feel comfortable. You must complete a separate Approved Instructor Candidate Program for each subject you wish to teach.
There is a $93.00 USD instructor renewal fee that is due three years after you complete your first Approved Instructor Candidate Program. This fee is due every three years. This fee covers all courses you are approved to teach. Additionally you must maintain your ICISF individual membership. Membership costs can be found here.
There are several incentives for becoming an Approved Instructor. Many instructors teach courses as their primary or secondary source of income. ICISF offers several benefits including discounted rates to ICISF Regional Trainings, the World Congress, free course materials, etc. A detailed list of benefits will be reviewed during each Approved Instructor Candidate Program.
At each Approved Instructor Program information will be distributed about the administrative course policies of ICISF. Often a representative from the Approved Instructor Support Department is on-site to review the information as well. After becoming an Approved Instructor you may contact the Approved Instructor Support Dept. by phone or email for additional assistance.