The CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) program enables members to provide continuing education to their local design and build industry partners, helping establish vital business-to-business networking contacts and raising the awareness of CEDIA, its members, and the home technology industry.

After completing the training, CEDIA Outreach instructors can access a library of content to deliver to their local design and build partners. 

Top five reasons to engage your local design and build community:

  • Great Prospecting Tool

  • Raise Industry Awareness

  • Build Lasting Relationships

  • Continue the Conversation

  • Drive Future Direction


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See Upcoming Course Dates

Thursday, December 7, 2023

US CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Training

Online |
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

EMEA CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Training

St Neots |
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

US CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Training

Online |

CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) FAQs

  • What is the mission of the CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI) Program?

  • Why should I become a COI?

  • What are the requirements to become a COI?

  • How do I maintain my COI credential?

  • Do I need to complete any pre-work or prerequisites before taking the “Train the Trainer” class?

  • Does becoming a COI affect my other CEDIA certifications?

  • Which industry associations recognize the COI courseware?

  • What format is the courseware provided in?

  • As a COI, would I charge my industry partners for classes?

  • Can I offer the COI courses as online learning?

  • What if I have additional questions?

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