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Become an Accredited Training Center

EC-Council Accredited Training Centers (ATC) are a network of global training centers that offer up-to-date training, testing, and credentialing services, accredited by EC-Council, to meet international training and credentialing standards.

As an Accredited Training Center, you will have the opportunity to learn from our Certified EC-Council Instructors (CEIs) in quiet classroom settings, who will prepare you for our various industry-recognized credentialing programs.

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Requirements 
Annual ContractYes
Fee - InitialUS $500
Annual Renewal FeeUS $250
Multiple Location RequirementsUS $400 required for each additional branch
Certification or Expertise in security technology focusYes
An ATC need to place an upfront order of 20 kitsYes
Staffing Requirements 
TRAINERS Required for delivering security certification programsMinimum 1 Certified EC-Council Instructor
Employed Sales/Marketing / Business Development InfrastructurePreferred
Support Help Desk PersonnelNo
Success Stories, Newsletter Articles other activitiesRecommended
References of customers with whom you have worked1 reference
Named Primary Relationship ContactYes
Enjoy these special benefits as an ATC:

  • Access to ATC extranet website
  • Use of the EC-Council ATP logo
  • Authorized to conduct EC-Council official curriculum courses
  • ATC certificate and plaque
  • Discounted exam vouchers
  • Promotional and marketing materials
  • Admission to Hacker Halted conferences
  • Run EC-Council University programs

ATC of the Year award is given to top performing EC-Council Accredited Training Centers in each region.

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 honors Accredited Training Centers and Certified Instructors that have 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 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 the prominent communication medium. Global Award winners will be showcased on EC-Council’s website and will receive coverage in all global press releases. ATC and CEI 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
    The award-winning training center and instructor’s high-standard of professionalism will be greatly recognized and regarded as more prestigious. This will increase visibility and generate good branding.
Candidate’s Personal & Certification Details – Confidential Information

EC-Council would like to remind all partners that any student’s and/or member’s personal and certification information is confidential and is not shared with any parties external to EC-Council. Only accreditation bodies such as ANSI are purview to certain information during auditing sessions and these are governed by strict Non-Disclosures.

Candidate’s personal and certification details are deemed to be confidential in nature and we are not at liberty to divulge those details to third parties, including our partners. The only way we can release the details is when a candidate expressly consented to the release of his/her details by way of submitting the completed Information Release Policy form to [email protected].

We would like our respected partners to inform their candidates to write DIRECTLY to EC-Council ([email protected] and [email protected]) for any type of assistance as confidential information may have to be divulged in the communication between the candidates and EC-Council.

Your attention and understanding on this matter are highly required and appreciated.

What is an Accredited Training Center (ATC)?
Accredited Training Centers are professional instructors, training organizations, or businesses that deliver top-notch professional training on e-Business subjects.
How do I become an Accredited Training Center?
Review the information under “Requirements” to determine if you qualify to participate in the program. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions.
How long will it take for my ATC application to be processed?
Approximately 3-4 Weeks.
I run a training organization and want my organization to be an ATC. Do all of my instructors need to be certified?
No. Only the instructors who are involved in delivering the EC-Council curriculum needs to be certified.

Become a Certified EC-Council Instructor

The Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) program is designed for individuals who would like 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 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.

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

  • Submit a completed and signed CEI Application Form and the Agreement.
  • If you are not an existing certified trainer for other major certification programs (eg., MCT, CTT+, etc), you will have to attend the CEI Exam.
  • You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (eg., to teach CEH, you will need to be a CEH, and additionally, if you would like to teach CHFI, then you will need to be a CHFI).
  • 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. In case there is none, EC-Council may, at its discretion, endorse the application.
  • You must possess technical expertise and hands-on experience with security technologies and applications.
  • When a CEI application is approved, EC-Council will send an email notice to the CEI detailing the access to the CEI Resources. This will be followed by a physical CEI Certificate which will be mailed to the CEI within 2 months from the date of approval.

In addition to being in the select group that is 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 websites, 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.

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

Should you have any queries pertaining to the Certified EC-Council Instructor program, please email [email protected]

A. CEI Application:

How can I apply to become an EC-Council Instructor?

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

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

Submit completed and signed CEI Application Form and the Agreement. You can find the application at https://www.eccouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/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 CEI Exam. The CEI courseware is available on our online store at https://store.eccouncil.org/product/cei-v2-electronic-courseware-only-2

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).

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 https://cert.eccouncil.org/ece-policy.html

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.

Does the sponsorship letter need to be submitted in a specific format?
The Sponsorship letter serves as proof that the training center is supporting your application, You can request for the sample format at [email protected].
Do I need to be certified member of EC-Council to become an EC-Council CEI?
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.
What is the estimated duration to approve my CEI Application?
The Application process may take 7-10 working days.
What is the current status of my Application?
Approved

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

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Pending

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

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On-hold

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

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Rejected

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

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B. CEI Policy:

Is my CEI certificate enough to become an EC-Council Trainer?

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.

Under what conditions can I lose my CEI status?
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.

What If my sponsor/ training center is no more an EC-Council Authorized Training?
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.
Will I get a certificate as proof of being a part of the CEI program?
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
Is the CEI certification different than that 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

Are CEI’s Authorized to proctor exams?

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.

Can I deliver EC-Council programs out of my Sponsored Training Centre?

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.

How can my CEI Certification be verified?

All EC-Council certifications can be verified at http://aspen.eccouncil.org/verify.aspx If you face difficulties verifying your cert, kindly write to [email protected] for assistance.

Why should CEI’s encourage students to complete training evaluations?

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.

Become an Academia Partner

As a registered EC-Council Academia partnered institution, we value your partnership and look forward to supporting your cybersecurity programs, initiatives, faculty, and students. Please take some time to explore the resources and benefits available to you within this portal. These offerings have been specifically designed for you as an educator. This program is all about supporting you and transforming the Cybersecurity workforce! We look forward to your involvement. Please contact us at [email protected] with additional questions, comments, or feedback!

Registration GuideBenefitsRequest Information

The following steps and supporting screenshots in this document will guide you through the process of formally applying as an EC-Council Academia Partner.

State-of-the-Art Learning Resources

Take advantage of the most current, state-of-the-art higher education learning resources and ancillaries reformatted for semester-based education!

Academic Discounts

Obtain the lowest EC-Council academic courseware, lab, and exam voucher discounts!

Exam Eligibility

Bypass Exam Eligibility requirements including applications and associated fees.

Fully Developed and “Ready-to-Launch” Courses

Get access to mapped, 12-week syllabus, defined learning objectives and outcomes, test banks, case studies, quizzes, whitepapers, reading assignments, knowledge checks and more!

Hands-On Learning

Get access to EC-Council’s cloud-based cyber range, iLabs, with all of the embedded tools, lab assignments, and unlimited access.

To learn more about becoming an EC-Council Academia Partner, fill out the form below and we will get back to you in 24-48 hours

Become a Conference Partner

We are partnering with the world’s leading cybersecurity initiatives to support the best platforms for knowledge sharing and peer networking around the world.

EC-Council has undertaken a new iterative to identify the top upcoming cybersecurity conferences and training events at the start of each year. After determining the list, we publish it to our members to keep you up-to-date with the most informative, innovative, and groundbreaking cybersecurity happenings in the world. Our support allows our certified members to enjoy exclusive event offerings to collect ECE (EC-Council Continuous Education) points for their EC-Council Professional Certifications.

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To partner with the world’s leading cybersecurity as an official EC-Council Conference Partner, fill in the form below:

In addition to our support at your events, you will also attain the following benefits:

Attain Due Recognition
You will have significant coverage in the prominent communication medium. Your conference will be showcased on EC-Council’s website as an EC-Council Endorsed Event.

Provides the Benchmark for Excellence
Your conference will serve as a resource for other upcoming conferences around the world. Our endorsed events reflect the industry’s best practices, raise standards, and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about information security.

Improves the Credibility of the Event
Through EC-Council, your event will be recognized and regarded among the most prestigious of events. This helps increase visibility and generates great branding.

Additional Promotion
Through EC-Council’s extensive social media platforms, your event will gain the opportunity to be noticed by nearly all cybersecurity professionals globally. The Conference will also be highlighted in the official Monthly newsletter!

Become a Media Partner

Become an EC-Council Media Partner and expose your organization to our database of over 500,000 cybersecurity professionals globally. As a Media Partner, you will be invited you to join us in cross-promotion whilst gaining a new, global audience for your own.

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To engage over 500,000 cybersecurity professionals by becoming an official EC-Council Media Partner, fill in the form below:

As an official partner, you can take advantage of a unique Media Partnership package with its individual set of benefits that include, but is not limited to:

  • Listing your company as a media partner on EC-Council’s official website
  • Promoting your company on all EC-Council Social Media Channels (LinkedIn, FB, & Twitter)
  • Promoting your company in EC-Council’s Global Newsletter which goes to 300,000 certified professionals worldwide
  • Enable your C-level management to be a speaker at EC-Council University “Cyber Talks”, which is a global webinar series covering speakers from Fortune 500 companies and cybersecurity consultancies to bring awareness on cybersecurity to the global community.
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