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As part of establishing the assessor cadre for the CMMC Ecosystem, the Cybersecurity Assessors & Instructors Certification Organization (CAICO) trains and tests a pool of instructors who are experienced in delivering training, either in-person or via virtual classroom settings. These instructors also complete provisional assessor training with the CAICO to have an overall comprehensive knowledge of the CMMC Framework. The CAICO Provisional Instructor (PI) program was established to provide training and validation for individual trainers who will be responsible for training assessors through the approved Licensed Training Provider (LTP) network and for providing subject matter expertise in the creation of Licensed Publishing Partner (LPP) curriculum development.
As a provisional program it will remain in place until the release of the CMMC-AB Certified Instructor (CCI) certification program, the timing of which is pending.
It is important that individuals seeking assessor training know that only training delivered by Provisional Instructors through an approved Licensed Training Provider (LTPs) is valid for preparing for the CAICO certification programs. The Department of Defense and the CAICO will be using the administrative tracking protocols employed between the CAICO and LTPs to validate the assessors who are trained and certified to conduct CMMC Assessments.
The following steps should be completed in order to ensure you meet the requirements for enrollment into the CMMC instructor program.
Provisional Instructors must meet elevated criteria and experience requirements. A CMMC Provisional Instructor will go through hybrid and accelerated CMMC Assessor training. If you have the prerequisite experience listed below, begin the application process in step 2, if not please go to the Assessors page to begin your journey as an assessor:
Important: As of October 15th, 2021, the CMMC-AB will no longer issue provisional assessor (PA) badges as part of this program for a candidate that is not associated (*Independent) with an LTP at the time of PI application submission. However, all Provisional Instructors (PI) will complete the provisional assessor course as part of their preparation for the PI training.
*For an Independent PI to become a Certified Assessor post Oct 15th, 2021, after successfully earning a Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) certification at a Licensed Training Provider (LTP), an individual would then follow the assessor process to complete certification, assessment participation and suitability check.
November 15- 17
The Provisional Instructor (PI) training consists of both an asynchronous (self-paced) online component and a synchronous (live) online component. The asynchronous (self-paced) training is comprised of five modules that prepare the CMMC instructor in techniques, timing, virtual platform technologies, and Licensed Partner Publisher content for CMMC instruction. During the three-day synchronous (live) online component students will be given the opportunity to put their expertise in front of their fellow PI candidates during the student presentation module.
Students will also be enrolled in the Provisional Assessor (PA) training which consists of asynchronous (self-paced) online content. Students MUST complete the self-paced content prior to being enrolled in the PA exam.
Provisional Instructor (PI) Course will be sunset upon the release of the CCI program, which is expected in late 2022 to early 2023
No citizenship requirements, review Assessor certification citizenship requirements