Become a Cisco Learning Partner

Interested in becoming a part of the Cisco Learning Partner (LP) program?

Cisco Learning Partners deliver authorized training to support core Cisco technologies and career certifications worldwide. Working with Cisco Learning Partners for all their educational needs enables organizations to maximize the value of their investment in Cisco products and solutions.

Organizations within the Cisco Learning Partner Program offer authorized training materials, instruction to pass certification exams, and training on state-of-the-art Cisco technologies and labs. Cisco sets high standards to ensure our Learning Partners are well positioned to help our customers succeed.

CCSI and certification process

A CCSI candidate must be identified at the time of application and will first need to earn any Cisco certification (if he or she isn’t already Cisco-certified).

Next, the candidate will attend a rigorous two-day Instructor Certification Program (ICP) event, which examines the capabilities and skills for interactive and engaging classroom instruction in a technical environment with hands-on technical laboratory exercises. (You will need to enroll the candidate.)

In addition:

  • The CCSI candidate must achieve passing scores in both the technical and instructional assessments to achieve a CCSI certification.
  • To complete the ICP process, the CCSI candidate must purchase the required annual Instructor Kit Membership and accept the CCSI Agreement.

Ongoing business requirements

As an LP, your organization will be expected to meet the following requirements. Details will be provided during onboarding.

  • Train a minimum of 100 students per year (average of 25 per quarter) either instructor-led or digital.
  • Collect post-class evaluations for at least 50% of students attending any training event, measured annually.
  • Maintain a customer satisfaction score of 4.25+ through our external survey tool.

LP application request

If your organization meets the Learning Partner program requirements outlined above and would like to proceed with the application process, please click on the button below to request an application. The Learning Partner Program team will be monitoring the progress of your submitted application and provide a status once the LP Approval Committee has reached a final decision.