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CEDIA Outreach Instructor

Ranked as one of CEDIA's most valuable member benefits, the CEDIA Outreach Instructor Program enables members to provide continuing education to industry partners.

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.

COIs are CEDIA members who have attended and passed the “Train the Trainer” course with a peer-evaluated presentation session. After passing the comprehensive “Train the Trainer” course, CEDIA supplies the tools needed to successfully leverage this member-to-member benefit in your local market.

In order to maintain this CEDIA designation, COIs are required to follow strict guidelines that include meeting deadlines for registering upcoming classes, reporting participant attendance, and maintaining minimum evaluation ratings.

View upcoming offerings of the “Train the Trainer” course on our Events page.

Check out the full list of CEDIA courses that are approved for CEUs by AIA, IDCEC, and NKBA.

Questions? Contact training@cedia.org or call us at 800.669.5329.

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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?

  • What is the cost to participate in the COI program?

  • How long is the “Train the Trainer” class?

  • 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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Upcoming CEDIA Events  

Monday, September 28, 2020
- Friday, October 2, 2020

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Electronic and Science Skills