What is an MICT?

The McAfee Institute Certified Instructor program is designed for individuals who would like to deliver McAfee Institute's suite of professional certification programs. The MICT program provides resources for individuals to become industry-recognized trainers specializing in the field of intelligence, investigations and cyber. All of McAfee Institute's instructor-led training is a combination of lectures, technical demonstrations, and hands-on labs. McAfee Institute Certified Instructors (MICT) are required to be technically proficient with good instructional skills. The instructor must maintain a high standard of professionalism and teaching preparedness.

To apply to become a McAfee Institute Certified Instructor (MICT), you must:

  • Submit a completed and signed application.
  • If you are not an existing certified trainer for other major certification programs (eg., ACFE, CISSP, CEH, POST, etc), you will have to attend the MICT Exam.
  • You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (eg., to teach CECI, you will need to be a CECI, and additionally, if you would like to teach CSMIE, then you will need to be a CSMIE).
  • Ensure you have updated your McAfee Institute (CPE) credits as your certification status must be in good standing.
  • You must possess investigative, intelligence and or cyber technical expertise and hands-on experience with these methodologies
  • When a MICT application is approved, McAfee Institute will send an email notice to the MICT detailing the access to the MICT Resources. This will be followed by a physical MICT Certificate which will be mailed to the MICT within 1 Month from the date of approval.

Become an MICT

We support you 100% the entire time to grow your business.

  • Secure Instructional Portal

    All MICT's gain access to a MICT portal which contains instructional resources consisting of presentation slide decks, labs, lab setup guide, video’s, best practices and tools that will enable you to deliver your training effectively.

  • Exclusive MICT Logo Usage

    Subject to the terms and conditions of the MICT agreement, all MICT's have exclusive rights to use the MICT logo for websites, business cards, marketing materials, and other documentation.

  • Live Instructor Support

    You have access to all McAfee Institute training experts who will address any instructional questions you have which concerns the curriculum, exercises, and setup requirements of the course(s) you are certified to teach.

  • Licensed to Teach

    You will be licensed to teach and deliver any program you are certified.

McAfee Institute Instructor Exam

If you are not already a certified instructor for other major certification training program (to be approved at the discretion of McAfee Institute), you will be required to pass the McAfee Institute Instructor Exam.

This exam covers the following objectives, among others, and will prepare the potential instructor towards achieving instructional excellence:

  • Analyze McAfee Institute course material and learner information

  • Assure preparation of the course

  • Establish and maintain instructor credibility

  • Manage the learning environment

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills

  • Demonstrate effective questioning skills and techniques


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I apply to become an McAfee Institute Instructor?

    Thank you for your interest in signing up for the Certified McAfee Institute Instructor (MICT) program. To apply to become a Certified McAfee Institute Instructor (MICT), you must: Submit completed and signed MICT Application Form and the Agreement. You can find the application at


    Provide us with a certification from a recognized body that you are a certified trainer or an experience letter from a recognized Academic body/ University/ College/ Law Enforcement Academy, etc where you have been actively involved in training or related services.

    If you fail to provide any of the above you will need to pass the MICT Exam. The MICT courseware is available on our online store at


    You must be certified in the program that you intend to teach (eg. to teach CCIP, you will need to hold the CCIP certification, and additionally, if you then want to teach CSMIE, you will need to be CSMIE certified).

    Ensure you have updated your CPE credits as your certification status must be in good standing. For more information kindly check


  • What is the estimated duration to approve my MICT Application?

    The Application process may take 7-10 working days.

  • Is my MICT certificate enough to become an McAfee Institute Trainer?

    The MICT certificate states that you are tested on the skills essential to serving as a trainer, however, it’s only one of the pre-requisites in order to apply toward the Certified McAfee Institute Instructor (MICT) program.

  • Under what conditions can I lose my MICT status?

    You can lose your MICT status which means you will no more be Authorized to deliver an McAfee Institute Program if: You do not have an Active Sponsor who is an McAfee Institute Authorized Training partner. Your certification is not in Active status, which means you failed to comply with our policies and procedures. McAfee Institute has decided to end your services based on a case against you which violates the Code of Ethics mentioned in the MICT agreement. This may result in termination without warning. Poor evaluations received on either your instructional abilities or your technical knowledge. And you fail to show evidence to work towards improving these. McAfee Institute has sent you notification’s indicating a violation of the process and rules laid in the agreement and you have failed to provide an acceptable explanation or proof to ensure that the actions will not be repeated.

  • What If my sponsor/ training center is no more an McAfee Institute Authorized Training?

    McAfee Institute will sponsor a temp Access for the period of 3 months, so you can ensure you find an McAfee Institute Authorized Training provider who is willing to sponsor your Application. Failing which, your services will be terminated as a MICT. You can choose to reapply when you have all the essentials in place.

  • Will I get a certificate as proof of being a part of the MICT program?

    Yes, you will be receiving a digital certificate with a unique id available at your Aspen Account as proof of being part of the MICT program

  • Are CEI’s Authorized to proctor exams?

    No, The MICT's are not authorized to be involved in any activities related to exam proctoring or certification. McAfee Institute will take strict action against MICT's who influence the Exam results in any way.

  • Can I deliver McAfee Institute programs out of my Sponsored Training Centre?

    McAfee Institute discourages MICT's to deliver any or McAfee Institute programs in with Non- Authorized training partners. If you would like to deliver the program in an Authorized Training Centre, you will need to have special approval from the Training partner who is sponsoring your Application.