Become an IAAO Instructor

Interested in becoming a certified IAAO Instructor? IAAO offers the Instructor Evaluation Workshop (IEW), an intensive 2 1/2-day event that allows you to showcase your training skills and abilities related to the delivery of IAAO materials in a live classroom setting. 

Those who pass the event will be junior instructors and certified to teach in a traditional in-person classroom or in a live online virtual classroom depending on the IEW you are attending.  Prior to participating in the IEW, IAAO recommends you have experience in public speaking and facilitating training events.

During the event, a panel of IAAO senior instructors evaluates your teaching style, classroom presence, familiarity and comprehension of the course material, organization of subject matter, use of training materials as well as clarity of classroom presentation and your ability to engage learners.

During the IEW, you will:

  • Present a total of four 5-minute presentations on days 1 and 2.
  • Receive coaching and feedback from an instructor panel on days 1 and 2.
  • Present a final 10-minute presentation on day 3 which will determine whether you pass the IEW and therefore, become an IAAO junior instructor.

You should consider attending if you:

  • Have a passion for teaching and sharing your experiences so that you can help develop others in the assessing profession.
  • Have completed the course you will be presenting at the IEW no sooner than six months prior to applying for the IEW, and have earned a score of 85% or higher.
  • Are an IAAO member in good standing for at least one year.
  • Meet the requirements for prospective instructors as outlined in the IAAO Education Manual.

Next scheduled IEW
IAAO is offering the Instructor Evaluation Workshop (IEW) twice in 2024. First, March 25-27, 2024 in Southbridge, Massachusetts and second at the IAAO Annual Conference in Denver in late August. Registration for the August IEW will open in April.

Apply to IEW

 Information on the next IEW will be announced soon.


Prior to participating in the IEW, IAAO recommends you have experience in public speaking and facilitating training events.

The IAAO Education Committee thanks you for your interest in becoming a certified IAAO instructor.