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Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP)

The Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) is a new program which serves as the path by which Lions can apply to become certified instructors. Lions who complete LCIP are eligible to serve as faculty at locally approved institutes (ELLI, ALLI and FDI), Lions Clubs International-directed institutes*, the International FVDG/DGE Seminar, and other training-related events. Effective July 2020, LCIP certification will be a requirement to serve as Lions Clubs International-directed institutes faculty and FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader.  

    *To be considered for faculty at LCI-directed Institutes, the candidate must be able to communicate in English.  

Why?

The purpose of the LCIP is to deliver consistent effective training at all levels within Lions by increasing the number of qualified instructors, while also providing a framework for broadening and deepening the knowledge and experience of the instructors.

Who Qualifies?

Lions who are interested in applying to the LCIP must meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Lions who have not yet served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty, but who have experience as a professional trainer or educator for five or more years.
  • Lions who have served 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.
  • Lions who have served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty prior to July 2012.
  • Lions who have served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty from July 2012 to the present.

Your qualifications above will determine the path you will need to take to be eligible for certification. Please follow the links listed below for more information.

If you do not fall into any of the four categories, but are still interested in developing your training skills, consider applying to the Faculty Development Institute (FDI)

Path to Certification

Pursuing LCIP Certification through Training

The in-person LCIP training provides Lions who have training experience but have not served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty the opportunity to expand their knowledge and demonstrate their training ability, including the opportunity to be evaluated for certification.

Pursuing LCIP Certification through Observation (without attending training)

Lions who have served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty from July 2012 to the present can request to be observed and evaluated for LCIP certification when serving as faculty at a Lions Clubs International-directed institute or Group Leader at the FVDG/DGE seminar. If not participating as faculty at a FVDG/DGE seminar or Lions Clubs International-directed institute in the near future, a qualifying Lion may request to be observed at another training event delivered to an audience of Lions.

Pursuing LCIP Certification through Training

Applications

Applications to pursue LCIP certification through training will be accepted only from Lions who meet one or more of the following qualifications.

  • Lions who have not yet served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty, but who have experience as a professional trainer or educator for five or more years.
  • Lions who have served as faculty at a local Lions training (e.g. Regional Lions Leadership Institute, district-level training for club officers, etc.) or conducted Lions training at forums.
  • Lions who have served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty prior to July 2012.

Lions who meet the above qualifications may apply to attend an in-person LCIP training. Applications will be available at least four months prior to the training. If you are interested in applying, please download the application for the training event you are eligible to attend from the list below. Because of the high number of applications received by the organization, acceptance into the training is not guaranteed. Furthermore, attendance does not guarantee certification.

Personal Expense Policy Regarding the LCIP In-Person Training

Lions Clubs International will provide meals and lodging according to the schedule of the training. In compliance with board policy, a non-refundable participation fee of US$200.00 will be required to offset a portion of these costs. This fee will be due no less than six weeks prior to the training start date. Please do not send fees until you receive a letter of acceptance to the training. Participants are also responsible for their own transportation and other travel related expenses to and from the training site.

2019-2020 Lions Certified Instructor Program In-Person Trainings

All dates and locations are subject to change. Please note that application forms are available in the same languages the training event is being offered in your constitutional area.

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

Date: October 18-21, 2019
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Language: English
Submission Deadline: August 6, 2019
Application Form in English

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

Date: April 17-20, 2020
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Languages: Portuguese and Spanish
Submission Deadline: February 2, 2020
Application Form in Portuguese
Application Form in Spanish

Constitutional Area IV: Europe

Date: December 6-9, 2019
Location: London, England
Languages: English, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese
Submission Deadline: September 22, 2019
Application Form in English
Application Form in Swedish
Application Form in Finnish
Application Form in Portuguese

Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia

Date: January 18-21, 2020
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean
Submission Deadline:  November 4, 2019
Application Form in English
Application Form in Japanese
Application Form in Korean
Application Form in Traditional Chinese
Application Form in Simplified Chinese

**Constitutional Area VI: India, South Asia and the Middle East

Date: January 9-12, 2020
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Language: English
Submission Deadline:  November 25, 2019
Application Form in English

**This institute is only open to Lions of India, South Asia and the Middle East. Lions from Africa, please see the training location in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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

Date: April 3-6, 2020
Location: Sydney, Australia
Language: English
Submission Deadline: January 19, 2020
Application Form in English

*Constitutional Area VIII: Africa

Date: March 27-30, 2020
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Language: English and French
Submission Deadline:  January 12, 2020
Application Form in English
Application Form in French 

*This institute is only open to Lions from Africa.

Download more information about the LCIP Training

Pursuing LCIP Certification through Observation (without attending training)

Applications to pursue LCIP certification through observation (without attending LCIP training) will be accepted only from Lions who have served as FVDG/DGE Seminar Group Leader or Lions Clubs International-directed institute faculty from July 2012 to the present.

Candidates must submit the completed Application for LCIP Certification through Observation form 2 months before the requested observation date in order to be considered.

The final deadline to request LCIP Certification through observation is January 31, 2020. After this date, all Lions who wish to become LCIP certified will need to attend an in-person LCIP training event.

Application for LCIP Certification through Observation

Submission Deadline: 2 months prior to the observation date or January 31, 2020