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

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

Becoming an EC-Council Instructor

Read the agreement and fill in the application form now!

Benefits You Get

As a Certified EC-Council Instructor (C|EI) you get exclusive benefits like:

The opportunity to be part of an elite group of trainers authorized to deliver EC-Council training

Access to Secured Instructor Resource Portal that contains instructional resources like presentation slide decks, labs, lab setup guide, videos, best practices, and tools enabling you to effectively deliver training

Exclusive C|EI logo usage rights for your websites, business cards, marketing materials, and other documentation, subject to the terms and conditions of the C|EI agreement

Access to EC-Council’s 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

Requirements to Become Certified EC-Council Instructor

To apply to become a Certified EC-Council Instructor (C|EI), you must:

Submit a completed and signed C|EI Application Form and the Agreement.

If you are not an existing certified trainer for other major certification programs (e.g., MCT, CTT+, etc.), you must attend the C|EI Exam.

You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (e.g., to teach C|EH, you will need to be a C|EH, and additionally, if you would like to teach C|HFI, then you will need to be a C|HFI).
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.

An EC-Council Accredited Training Center (ATC) will have to endorse your application.

You must possess technical expertise and hands-on experience with security technologies and applications.

When a C|EI application is approved, EC-Council will send an email notice to the C|EI detailing the access to the C|EI Resources. This will be followed by a physical C|EI Certificate which will be mailed to the C|EI within 2 months from the date of approval.

EC-Council Instructor Exam 312-75

If you are not already a certified instructor for other major certification training programs (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 you to achieve instructional excellence:
If you have any queries pertaining to the Certified EC-Council Instructor program, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch with you soon.


A. CEI Application:

Thank you for your interest in signing up for the Certified EC-Council Instructor (C|EI) program.

Submit completed and signed C|EI Application Form and the Agreement. You can find the application at cei-agreement-v2.0.pdf.

Provide us with a certification from a recognized body that you are a certified trainer or an experience letter from a recognized Academic body/ University/ College where you have been actively involved in training or related services.

If you fail to provide any of the above you will need to pass the C|EI Exam. The C|EI courseware is available on our online store at product/cei-v2-electronic-courseware-only-2

You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (eg. to teach C|EH, you will need to hold the C|EH certification, and additionally, if you then want to teach C|HFI, you will need to be C|HFI certified).

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. For more information kindly check

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.

The Sponsorship letter serves as proof that the training center is supporting your application, You can request for the sample format at [email protected].

You need to be a certified member in good standing/ own an Active certificate of the program you wish to deliver to become an EC-Council CEI.

The Application process may take 7-10 working days.


EC-Council is glad to inform you that your Application has been successfully processed. We will be sending you all the information you need on the email id mentioned in your application form. If you fail to receive this in the next 48 hours, please write back to us.

Thank you



Your Application is still under process. We will get in touch with you if we need more information on the email id mentioned in your application form. Please note the Application process may take 7-10 working days

Thank you



Your Application is still under process. We need you to submit additional documents to support your application as below:

  1. ABC
  2. XYZ

Please note the Application process may take 7-10 working days from the date of receipt of the above-mentioned documents.

Thank you



EC-Council regrets to inform you that your Application has been rejected at this point of time due to the below reasons.

  1. ABC
  2. XYZ

We encourage you to reapply again if you can send us additional information to fulfill our objections above

Thank You


B. CEI Policy:

The CEI certificate states that you are tested on the skills essential to serving as a trainer, however, it’s only one of the pre-requisites in order to apply toward the Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) program.

You can lose your CEI status which means you will no more be Authorized to deliver an EC-Council program if:

You do not have an Active Sponsor who is an EC-Council Authorized Training partner.

Your certification is not in Active status, which means you failed to comply toward the ECE scheme.

EC-Council has decided to end your services based on a case against you which violates the Code of Ethics mentioned in the CEI agreement. This may result in termination without warning.

Poor evaluations received on either your instructional abilities or your technical knowledge. And you fail to show evidence to work towards improving these.

EC-Council has sent you notification’s indicating a violation of the process and rules laid in the agreement and you have failed to provide an acceptable explanation or proof to ensure that the actions will not be repeated.

EC-Council will sponsor a temp Access for the period of 3 months, so you can ensure you find an EC-Council Authorized Training provider who is willing to sponsor your Application. Failing which your services will be terminated as a CEI. You can choose to reapply when you have all the essentials in place.

Yes, you will be receiving a digital certificate with a unique id available at your Aspen Account as proof of being part of the CEI program

Yes, The CEI certification that tests your skills as a trainer is different from that of the CEI program which Authorizes you to deliver EC-Council’s training. Below is the sample of how the certifications look like.

Sample 1

Sample 2

No, The CEI’s are not authorized to be involved in any activities related to exam proctoring or certification. EC-Council will take strict action against CEI’s who influence the Exam results in any way.

EC-Council discourages CEI’s to deliver any or EC-Council programs in with Non- Authorized training partners. If you would like to deliver the program in an Authorized Training Centre, you will need to have special approval from the Training partner who is sponsoring your Application.

All EC-Council certifications can be verified at If you face difficulties verifying your cert, kindly write to [email protected] for assistance.

EC-Council encourages CEI’s to ensure that each of the students attending the class completes the evaluation and share their feedback via the Aspen Evaluation forms.

The Evaluations not only help EC-Council to collect feedback that can help CEIs deliver better but are used during Award nominations and decisions when EC-Council rewards the CEIs.

Students who choose to do training prior to attempt the exam Evaluation forms are mandatory for them to receive their certifications upon passing the exam.

For any assistance with accessing evaluation codes, please write to [email protected] with complete details of the student name and evaluation code describing the error received.