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Home Resource Center Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP)

Lions who wish to become certified instructors for Lions International should apply to the LCIP, which provides a framework for broadening and deepening the knowledge and experience of the instructors. The 4-day highly interactive LCIP training provides Lions who have training experience the opportunity to expand their knowledge and demonstrate their training ability, including the opportunity to be evaluated for certification.

The LCIP Path


The Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) training serves as the path by which Lions can apply to become certified instructors.


  • 4 day in-person instructor-led training
  • Confirms existing knowledge and reinforces the LCI method of interactive facilitation
  • Participants facilitate a 60-minute training session

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  • Candidates are evaluated for certification, based on a 60-minute training session
  • Candidates either pass and become certified instructors or are advised to try again
  • Certification, if earned, is valid for four years of which the last year is the recertification year

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  • Focuses on the professional development of Lions faculty
  • Certified instructors eligible for recertification are informed of the requirements prior to the start of their recertification year

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Candidates for the LCIP training should meet one or more qualifications before applying.

  • Experience as a professional trainer or educator for five or more years.
  • Considerable experience as faculty at local Lions trainings (e.g. Regional Lions Leadership Institute, district-level training for club officers, etc.) or conducted Lions training at forums.
  • Previous experience as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty.


Upon acceptance to the training, participants are obligated to the following:

  • Attend all sessions of the 4-day training.
  • Arrange personal travel to and from the training.
  • Complete pre-assignments prior to arrival.
  • Pay US$200 participation fee
  • Review LCIP Quick Guide for additional information. 
Is the LCIP right for you?

The FDI and LCIP Comparison Guide provides an overview which is helpful in identifying the best training pathway based on your current level of training experience. To develop your foundational facilitation skills, consider the Faculty Development Institute.


The Experience

Join fellow participants for 4 interactive days, where you will demonstrate your training skills, improve your technique, expand your knowledge of facilitation and collaborate with other Lions leaders. 

Day 1


  • Welcome: Meet the faculty and participants. 
  • Characteristics of Successful Lions Trainers: List the characteristics of a successful Lions trainer and identify ways a Lions training differs from other trainings. 
  • Preparing for a Lions Training Session: Become familiar with the various components of Lions training materials, describe ways to prepare for a training session, and identify various improvements that can be made to physical space to improve participant experience.
Day 2


  • Getting Started: Identify the necessary components of an opening session, integrate various ice breakers and energizers into a training session and describe the characteristics of a well written learning objective.
  • Communicating with Clarity and Gaining Credibility: Get tips on identifying components of delivering a clear message, defining credibility, identifying approaches to establish credibility, introducing yourself in a way that helps establish credibility with an audience and identifying ways to maintain and enhance credibility.


  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment: Understand how to differentiate between pedagogy and andragogy. Identify the characteristics of adult learners, utilize various facilitation skills during training, and recognize different learning styles to better accommodate adult learners.
  • Active Learning: Recognize various types of learning activities. Learn to evaluate the assigned training session to determine how using active learning methods aid in participant learning.
Day 3


  • Managing Training: Gain new time management techniques and strategies for dealing with difficult participants.
  • Facing Challenges: Formulate solutions to common training challenges.


  • Feedback: Define feedback, then explain how feedback is valuable to growth. Apply the appropriate method(s) to deliver effective feedback in a timely and effective manner and learn how to receive and respond to feedback in a professional and beneficial manner.
Day 4


  • Participant-Led Sessions (for LCIP evaluation): Participants facilitate a 60-minute training session which will be recorded and evaluated for certification. 



COVID-19 Attendance Guidelines 

In the best interest and safety of our Lions and others, please follow the guidelines below.

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local health authority. 
  • Adhere to all government issued travel restrictions, quarantine guidelines, and vaccination mandates issued by the region to which you will be traveling and the region you will be traveling from.

Ready to apply? Select your constitutional area to begin!

All dates and locations are subject to change. Please note that application forms are available only in the languages offered.

I & II: USA, Affiliates, Bermuda, The Bahamas and Canada

Date: January 13-16, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Applications: English 
Application Due Date: Applications Closed

III: South America, Central America, Mexico, and Islands of the Caribbean Sea

Date: April 14-17, 2023
Location: Recife, Brazil
Applications:  Spanish | Portuguese 
Application Due Date: Applications Closed

IV: Europe

Date: May 19-22, 2023
Location: Madrid, Spain
Applications: English | German | French | Spanish
Application Due Date: February 18, 2023

V: The Orient and Southeast Asia

Date: February 24 - 27, 2023
Location: Singapore
Applications: English | Japanese | Korean | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese
Application Due Date: November 26, 2022

VI: India, South Asia and the Middle East

Date: February 10-13, 2023
Location: New Delhi, India
Applications: English
Application Due Date: November 12, 2022

VII: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Islands of the South Pacific Ocean

Date: April 14-17, 2023
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Applications: English
Application Due Date: January 14, 2023

VIII: Africa

Date: March 10-13, 2023
Location: Brazzaville, Congo
Applications: English | French
Application Due Date: December 10, 2022




Candidates are evaluated for certification based on a 60-minute training session. To become a certified instructor, candidates must meet or exceed these LCIP Competencies.

What happens if I pass and become a Lions Certified Instructor?

Candidates who pass are certified for four (4) years of which the last year is the recertification year.  Certified Instructors are expected to seek opportunities and actively promote their availability and willingness to deliver trainings in their area. Certified Instructors are expected to facilitate Leadership Development programs at all levels, including but not limited to:

  • Club Officer Trainings 
  • Zone Chairperson Trainings 
  • Regional Lions Leadership Institutes
  • First and Second Vice District Governor Trainings
  • Emerging Lions Leadership Institutes 
  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes
  • Faculty Development Institutes 
  • Lions Certified Instructor Program offerings
  • Additional programs as requested
What happens if I don’t pass certification?
  • Candidates who do not achieve certification are provided detailed, constructive feedback and a timeframe within which the needed performance improvements could be achieved.
  • Candidates are strongly recommended to take the suggested time to reflect on the feedback, make certain adjustments as needed and seek opportunities to practice and improve their facilitation skills.
  • Once the recommended adjustments have been made, candidates should seek a local training opportunity and request approval to record the training session by completing the LCIP Video Recording Request Form and sending it to two months prior to the training.




The LCIP recertification focuses on the professional development of Lions faculty. Lions eligible for certification renewal are notified prior to and at the beginning of the recertification year.

For more information review the LCIP Recertification Overview.

If you are currently eligible for Recertification, your assigned courses are in the Lions Learning Center (located within Learn using your Lion Account).

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For questions related to certification and recertification, contact the LCIP team at

For questions related to LCIP training contact the institutes team at