Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI)

Certified EC-Council Instructor

Join the Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) program to become industry-recognized trainers  in the field of information security
The CEI Program
The Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) program is designed for individuals who want to become certified to deliver EC-Council’s suite of professional certification programs. The CEI program provides resources for individuals to become industry-recognized trainers specializing in the field of information security.

All of EC-Council instructor-led training combines lectures, technical demonstrations, and hands-on labs. Certified EC-Council Instructors are required to be technically proficient with good instructional skills. The instructors need to maintain a high standard of professionalism and teaching preparedness.

Requirements to become a Certified EC-Council Instructor

To apply to become a Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), you must:
    1. Submit completed and signed CEI Application Form and the Agreement.
    2. If you are not an existing certified trainer for other major certification programs (eg., MCT, CTT+, etc), you will need to attend the EC-Council Train-The-Trainer and pass the CEI Exam.
    3. You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (eg., to teach CEH, you will need to hold the CEH certification, and additionally, if you then want to teach CHFI, you will need to be CHFI certified).
    4. Ensure you have updated your EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) credits through the Delta Portal (found within the Member's Portal) as your certification status must be in good standing.
    5. An EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC) will need to endorse your application. In case there is none, EC-Council may, at its discretion, endorse the application.
    6. You must possess technical expertise and hands-on experience with security technologies and applications.
    7. When a CEI application is approved, EC-Council will send an email notice to the CEI detailing the access to the CEI Resources and this will be followed by a physical CEI Certificate which will be mailed to the CEI within 2 months from date of approval.
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      Find here the benefits of being a Certified EC-Council Instructor
        Benefits of being a Certified EC-Council Instructor:
      In addition to being in the select group that are authorized to lead EC-Council training, other benefits include:

      Access to Secured Instructor Resource Portal:
      All CEIs gain access to a CEI portal which contains  instructional resources consisting of presentation slide decks, labs, lab setup guide, video’s, best practices and tools that will enable you to deliver your training effectively.

      Exclusive CEI Logo Usage:
      Subject to the terms and conditions of the CEI agreement, all CEIs have exclusive rights to use the CEI logo for web sites, business cards, marketing materials, and other documentation.

      Dedicated Support and Communications:
      You have access to internal EC-Council training experts who will address any instructional queries or feedback which concerns the curriculum, exercises, and setup requirements of the course(s) you are certified to train.

      EC-Council Instructor Exam 312-75
      If you are not already a certified instructor for other major certification training program (to be approved at the discretion of EC-Council), you will be required to pass the EC-Council Instructor Exam 312-75.
      This exam covers the following objectives, among others, and will prepare the potential instructor towards achieving instructional excellence:
      • Analyze EC-Council course material and learner information
      • Assure preparation of the course
      • Establish and maintain instructor credibility
      • Manage the learning environment
      • Demonstrate effective communication skills
      • Demonstrate effective questioning skills and techniques

      EC-Council Instructor Exam 312-75 objectives

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      1 How do I become a CEI?
      See the previous section for list of steps.
      2How long does it take to become a CEI?
      The time it takes to become a CEI will vary, depending on factors such as:
      • Submitting the application
      • Responding to requests for information and background checks
      • Availability and Train-the-Trainer attendance of the course you are seeking certification to teach
      • Passing the certification exam
      • Your knowledge of EC-Council products and technologies
      • Your experience in training
      3 What fees and expenses are associated with the program?
      Applicants pay Train-the-Trainer course fees for each course they attend, exam fees, and all personal expenses—such as travel, meals, and accommodation—incurred during the assessment periods.
      4 Do I need to take a test to become a CEI?
      If you are seeking certification to teach CEH technical training course for example, you must take and pass the corresponding course exam. Exams are offered at Prometric, VUE Testing Centres and ECCEXAM Portal around the world.
      5 If I am accepted to the program, what am I certified to do?
      As a CEI, you can teach the specific EC-Council course(s) that you have been certified to teach to customers defined by EC-Council or an Accredited Training Centre.
      6 Where can I find a schedule of Train-the-Trainer classes?
      The class schedule, which is posted approximately 30 days in advance, is available at iClass section.
      7 How do I register for the TTT class?
      Please visit the above link.
      8 How are CEI trainers evaluated?
      For user and technical training courses, new trainers are first evaluated during the TTT session. In the TTT, you must demonstrate sufficient technical knowledge and instructional presentation skills to competently teach the course before you receive certification to deliver the course. As a means of ongoing evaluation, students are provided an online evaluation form at the end of each course and are asked to evaluate both the course content and the trainer’s technical and instructional expertise. EC-Council will review the course evaluations.
      9 Once I am certified to teach a course, how long does that certification last?
      Once you are certified to teach a course, you can teach that course until any one of these conditions exists:
      • A major update to the curriculum, after which you may be required to demonstrate knowledge of the new technology.
      • Poor evaluations received on either your instructional abilities or your technical knowledge. If this occurs, you may need to repeat the TTT session and/or teach the course under supervision of an EC-Council Master Trainer
      • Termination of your CEI agreement.
      10 How will I be scheduled to teach a course?
      If you are teaching directly for EC-Council, you will be scheduled via iClass, EC-Council’s online training system regarding available classes and given the opportunity to accept or reject the class in question. If you work for an EC-Council Accredited Training Centre, the centre will manage your teaching schedule.
      11 How often will I be scheduled to teach?
      How often you teach will depend on a number of variables, such as the demand for the course you teach, your availability, your location, and the class location. The Statement of Work will indicate the dollar figure allotted to compensation for the given period. EC-Council does not guarantee that work will be assigned based on the trainer’s available dates or that all fund allotted will be used as noted in the Statement of Work.
      12 I have additional questions?
      Great. Send those questions to cei@eccouncil.org
      Thank you for your interest in applying to become an EC-Council Certified Instructor (CEI). EC-Council will use the information you provide in this application to determine your eligibility. Only completed application with signed agreement form will be processed.

      Upon completion, please submit your application as well as agreement form by way of email to  cei@eccouncil.org

      When filling out the application and agreement form, please print clearly or type. Processing can take approximately two to four weeks. You may check the status of your application by sending an email to  cei@eccouncil.org

      Certified EC-Council Instructor Application Form


      Probationary EC-Council Instructor ECSP-net Application form


      This elite group of instructors will champion and propagate EC-Council certification programs, and be recognized globally as a lead trainer for EC-Council. Only a select few will be granted this prestigious status that will give international recognition and global training opportunities.

      • Master Trainer will be the recognized lead trainer for EC-Council, respective to field of expertise.
      • Listed on EC-Council promotional materials and websites – relative to field of expertise.
      • More opportunities to receive business leads.
      • Among the first to preview new certifications related to field of expertise.
      • Priority for all global training classes related to field of expertise.
      • PR exposures internationally.
      • Opportunity to contribute and work on new courseware related to field of expertise.
      • Complimentary access or highly discounted rates to all EC-Council events.


        Must be a current Certified EC-Council Instructor in good standing, for a minimum of 24 months.
      • Must have consistently contributed to various causes of EC-Council - contribution of exam questions, speaking/presenting on any EC-Council platforms, shared instructional best practices, shared knowledge to the information security community, etc.
      • Must have no less than 5 years of technical training background in the infosec field.
      • Overall evaluation feedbacks (MTM or ECC-EVAL) must be above 80%.
      • Must have conducted a minimum of 6 EC-Council training per 12 months period, over the past 24 months.
      • Must conduct a minimum of 3 CEI briefing sessions a year.
      • Must be certified with the latest versions of EC-Council certification - related to field of expertise.


      • A Master Trainer must be nominated by an EC-Council Authorized Training Center, Distributors, or EC-Council Country Manager.
      • Fill in Master Trainer Application Form including MTM scores and/or ECC EVAL scores with a 10 minutes recording of an actual EC-Council training topic.
      • Allow 8 weeks for interview and selection process.
      • EC-Council will make an announcement on appointment of Master Trainer .

      Check Instructor Status
      Check the Certification Status of any EC-Council Certified Instructor worldwide by writing to cei@eccouncil.org (No free e-mail accounts please). Send us a mail with the instructor's full name and we will send you a reply within 48 hours.

      Pool of Instructors
      We have pool of contract instructors available to teach your next CEH/CHFI class. Please e-mail cei@eccouncil.org with more information about your training requirements. We will be glad to locate an instructor for you.


      The EC-Council Instructor Exam 312-75 is based on ibstpi Instructor Competencies:
      The Instructor certification exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The exam covers the following objectives:
      1. Analyze EC-Council course material and learner information.
      2. Assure preparation of the instructional site.
      3. Establish and maintain instructor credibility.
      4. Manage the learning environment.
      5. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
      6. Demonstrate effective questioning skills and techniques.
      7. Respond appropriately for learners' needs for clarification or feedback.
      8. Provide positive reinforcement and motivational incentives.
      9. Use instructional methods appropriately.
      10. Use media effectively.
      11. Evaluate learner performance.
      12. Evaluate delivery of instruction.
      13. Report evaluation information.
      14. How to deliver  CEH Course Modules.
      15. How to deliver CHFI Course Modules.
      16. How to deliver ECSA/LPT Course Modules.
      17. Lab Classroom Setup and Student Exercises.


      Where to take the 312-75 Exam?
      The EC-Council CEI Instructor exam is available only at ECC EXAM Portal.
      Please  contact your ATC to schedule this test.


      CEI Instructor Manual

      You can order the CEI Instructor Manual  which prepares you for the Certified EC-Council Instructor exam 312-75 directly from any EC-Council ATC.

      Sample CEI Certificate
      1 About EC-Council Global Awards

      We are pleased to announce that the annual EC-Council Global Awards is back. The awards provide recognition and reward to EC-Council’s best performing training partners, institutions and certified instructors across more than 90 countries.

      Each year, EC-Council honor Accredited Training Centers and Certified Instructors that has made distinguished contributions to the success of EC-Council certification programs and made a difference in the rapidly evolving information security and ethical hacking domain.

      All ATCs and CEIs are invited to participate for in the awards and stand a chance to win!

      Discover the high value of awards

      Gain Recognition

      Winners of the awards will have significant coverage in prominent communication medium. Global Award winners will be showcased on EC Council website, coverage in global press releases. Accredited Training Center and Instructor of the Year will also be given priority referral.

      Benchmark Excellence

      Winning entries serve as a resource for future Global Awards entrance. Winning accredited training centers and certified instructors epitomize the industry’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about information security. Every applicant will be able to see how they perform and learn from their accomplishments.

      Improves-the-credibility-of the Training Centers and Instructors

      Award-winning training center and instructors high standards of professionalism will be greatly recognized and regarded more prestigious. The good image associated with prestige will increase visibility and profitability and generate good branding.


      2 2013 Awards Winners
      View EC-Council Instructor Awards 2013
      • Pete Cortez - North America
      • Mario-Farias Elinos - Latin America
      • Rudy Baving - Europe
      • Geeta Singh -South Asia
      • Nimalan Sivananthan - Asia Pacific

      • Kenneth Crawshaw
      • West Goewey
      • David F. Pereira Q
      • Ramiro Pulgar
      • David Schekaibán 
      • Aziz Magdy Ghaly
      • Alaa Bahrani
      • Jacques Van Heerden
      • Sergey Klevogin
      • Wayne Burke
      • Klaus Allermann
      • Rahul Kokcha
      • Niranjan Reddy 
      • Manjunath Naganna VijayaKumar
      • Clement Arul Jeeva Susai Arul
      • Jen-Wei Tang
      3 2012 Awards Winners
      View EC-Council Instructor Awards 2011
      • Eric Reed – North America
      • Mario Farias Elinos – South America
      • Wayne Burke - Europe
      • Adel Abdel Moneim – Middle East & North Africa
      • Jacques Van Heerden - Africa
      • Rahul Kokcha - South Asia
      • Muhammad Muslim bin Mansor – Asia Pacific & North East Asia

      • Pete Cortez
      • West Goewey
      • Larry Greenblatt
      • Roberto Martinez
      • David pereira
      • David Schekaiban
      • Nabil Khalil
      • Samir Abu Tahoun
      • Ali K Haidar
      • Krishna Rajagopal
      • Ojo Olumide Ayoola
      • Djean Iritie
      • Rudy Baving
      • Sergey Klevogin
      • Sean Hanna
      • Geeta Singh
      • Prathibha Uday
      • Manjunath Vijayakumar
      • Belly Rachdianto
      • Nimalan Sivananthan
      4 2011 Awards Winners


      View EC-Council Instructor Awards 2011


      • Pete Cortez
      • David Pereira
      • Adel Abdel Moneim
      • Sean Hanna
      • Ghanshyam Bhagtani
      • Erdal Ozkaya



      • Dave B.Chronister
      • Joe McCray
      • Wayne M. Burke
      • Ernie L.Campbell
      • Francisco Roberto Martinez Lopez
      • Jesús Consuelos
      • Jose Salvador Gonzalez Rivera
      • Nabil Khalil
      • Bahaa Salem
      • Ali K Haida
      • Krishna Rajagopal
      • Ojo Olumide Ayoola
      • Balamurugan Rajagopal
      • Jacques Van Heerden
      • Sergey Klevogin
      • Guglielmo Scaiola
      • Richard Millett
      • Geeta Singh
      • Anshul Anant Abhang
      • Niranjan P.Reddy
      • Belly Rachdianto
      • Nimalan Sivananthan
      • Muhammad Muslim Bin Mansor
      5 2010 Awards Winners
      • Sean Hanna
      • Joe McCray
      • Roberto Martinez
      • Adel Abdel Moneim
      • Ghanshyam Bhagitani

      • Klaus Allermann
      • Paulo Pinto
      • Antonio Miguel Silva
      • Rudy Baving
      • Vincente Aguilera Diaz
      • Massimiliano Luciani
      • Marcell Foti
      • Steven Defino
      • Dave Chronister
      • Tim Pierson
      • Wayne Burke
      • Eric Reed
      • Ernie Campbell
      • James West Goewey
      • Pete Cortez
      • Fernando Mendoza
      • Isaias Calderon
      • David Schekaiban
      • Jesus Consuelos
      • Mauricio Muhnoz
      • Niranjan Padmanabh Reddy
      • Anshul Anant Abhan
      • Andi Yuniantoro
      • Belly Rachdianto
      • Wahyu Prasetyo
      • Semi Yulianto
      • Feng Chih Wei
      • Yasufumi Chida
      6 2009 Awards Winners
      • Steven DeFino
      • Tim Pierson
      • Andrew Whitaker
      • Eric Reed
      • Roberto Martinez
      • Rudy

      • Bob Withers
      • Kenneth Crawshaw
      • Joe McCray
      • Abel Partida
      • Klaus Allermann
      • Paolo Pinto
      • Antonio Miguel Silva
      • Dimitrios Zacharopoulos
      • Nimalan Sivanathan
      • Geomar Esmilla
      • Vaibhav Patel
      • Charles Lim
      • Aravamuthan Chockalingam
      • Omar Atabani
      • Dr. Ali Jahangiri
      • Mohammed Hassan
      • Adel Abdel Moneim
      • Niranjan Padmanabh Reddy
      7 2008 Awards Winners
      1. Ghanshyam J. Bhagtani (India)
      2. CONEPTI Hugo Angel Lira Romero (Latin America)
      3. ECA Semi Yulianto (Asia Pacific)
      4. Sean K Hanna (Europe)
      5. EK Chuck Swanson (North America)
      6. Africa Adel Abdel Moniem (Africa)

      • CONEPTI Francisco Roberto Martinez Lopez (Latin America)
      • Jose Salvador Gonzalez Rivera (Latin America)
      • EK Steve DeFino (North America)
      • Andrew Whitetaker (North America)

      8 2007 Awards Winners
      1. Kenneth Crawshaw
      2. Steven DeFino
      3. Adam Gordon
      4. Britton B Johnson
      5. Charles A Swanson
      6. Eric A Reed
      7. Keatron L Evans
      8. Said Tabrizi
      9. Daniel Newman
      10. Sean K Hanna

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