CMMI Institute

Certified CMMI Instructor

CMMI models are used around the world to improve processes and performance in thousands of organizations. The success of CMMI adoption relies heavily on the education of its users—as a CMMI Instructor, you will help individuals and organizations get started on the path to success.

Certification Process for Beginners
  1. Complete prerequisite CMMI training courses

  2. ConīŦrmation of CMMI Partner Sponsorship

    Ensure your sponsoring organization is a CMMI Institute Partner that is licensed for the CMMI product suite.

    Not a Partner? Learn more about partnership today.

  3. Submit CMMI Instructor Application Package

    You must submit:

    • A completed Partner Candidate Sponsorship Form
    • For non-native English speakers send in your TOEFL score demonstrating you can read, write, and speak understandable English.
    • A certification application using the button below:

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  4. Review Instructor Application

    Each application will be reviewed by the CMMI Institute Instructor Application Review committee.

    Candidates will be reviewed on the following selection criteria:

    • Teaching Experience and Skills

      Candidates must have at least one year of experience teaching technical or management subject matter to adult learners training and/or experience in classroom presentation and management skills.

    • Discipline Area Experience and Skills

      The candidate must have at least 10 years of experience in their desired domain.

      Development:

      • Candidates must have three years of experience interpreting or applying the CMMI models in a work environment and five years of experience in product development showing clear evidence of expertise in several areas outlined in the application.

      Services:

      • Candidates must have three years of experience interpreting or applying the CMMI models in a work environment and 10 years of experience as an employee and/or manager/supervisor in a services environment. 3 of the 10 years of services experience must be in a non-CMMI environment; 2 of the 10 years must be managing a service. Experience may be on the job and can include volunteer or community service.

      Acquisition:

      • Candidates must have three years of experience interpreting or applying the CMMI models in a work environment and five years of experience in acquisition showing clear evidence of expertise in several areas outlined in the application.

      PeopleCMM:

      • The candidate must have three years of experience interpreting or applying the People CMM model in a work environment, ten years of experience in management showing clear evidence of expertise in several areas outlined in the application.
    • Academic Credentials

      Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent experience.

    • Appraisal Experience and Skills

      Model Experience and Skills:

      • Candidates must have three years of the above experience serving as at least one of the following: member of engineering process group (EPG), member of process improvement (PI) team, process improvement coach.
      • At least two SCAMPI A appraisals or one SCAMPI A and two SCAMPI B or C appraisals
      • These appraisals must be done within 24 months prior to desired training
    • Language Experience and Skills

      Fluency in English is required to become a CMMI Certified Instructor.

  5. Submit Written Exercise

    You must successfully complete a scenario-based written exercise before advancing to the next step.

    Your completed written exercise should be sent to the CMMI Institute for evaluation. Candidates whose exercise evaluation is not satisfactory will receive directions for their next steps.

    Candidates can download a version of the written exercise based on the view they are working towards.

    Click here for the Acquisition scenario instructions.
    Click here for the Development scenario instructions.
    Click here for the Services scenario instructions.

  6. Complete Instructor Training

    All Candidates must complete the three-day CMMI Instructor Training course.

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  7. Schedule and complete an Observation

    Within 24 months of successfully completing the CMMI Instructor Training, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach an Introduction to CMMI course according to the observation guidelines.

    Visit the Candidate Information Page for a detailed list of steps and information regarding the observation.

  8. Receive your Certification

Price Breakdown

Certification Step Fees
Foundations of Capability
OR
Introduction to CMMI for Development 
OR
Introduction to CMMI for Services
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Advancing Organizational Capability: Applying CMMI $4400
CMMI Instructor Training $10750
Observation Visit the Candidate Information Page