Certified EC-Council Instructor

Become a CEI

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 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.

    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

    For more information about this exam, please go to the next tab Exam 312-75

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

    A. CEI Application:

    B. CEI Policy:

    C. CEI Access:

    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 [email protected] (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 [email protected] 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:

    • Analyze EC-Council course material and learner information.
    • Assure preparation of the instructional site.
    • Establish and maintain instructor credibility.
    • Manage the learning environment.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning skills and techniques.
    • ARespond appropriately for learners' needs for clarification or feedback.
    • Provide positive reinforcement and motivational incentives.
    • Use instructional methods appropriately.
    • Use media effectively.
    • Evaluate learner performance.
    • Evaluate delivery of instruction.
    • Report evaluation information.
    • How to deliver CEH Course Modules.
    • How to deliver CHFI Course Modules.
    • How to deliver ECSA/LPT Course Modules.
    • 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 or via our online storehttp://store.eccouncil.org/

    Sample CEI Certificate