Becoming a SANS Instructor

Becoming a SANS Instructor

SANS is consistently seeking the best practitioners and speakers to join the ranks of our world-class cadre of instructors. Becoming a SANS Certified instructor is an honor reserved for those who exhibit consistent expertise as practitioners in cybersecurity and an insatiable desire to improve the community through education.

SANS Certified instructors are passionate teachers that dedicate themselves to helping improve the cybersecurity community and others, regardless of skill, through teaching and educating.

SANS Instructor Development program requirements:

  1. Dedicate multiple weeks per year to SANS teaching engagements
  2. Present yourself as a current practitioner in the cybersecurity community with many years of experience
  3. Demonstrate in-depth technical and professional capabilities with a consistent and continued desire to learn and master many subjects
  4. Speak at teaching, conference, or industry events with dedication and proficiency
  5. Show passion for the cybersecurity field and sharing of knowledge with the global community

If you can meet the above requirements, please submit your application for the SANS Instructor Development program. Upon application review and acceptance into the program, we will assess your current capabilities and experience to help build a plan specific to your development needs that will help you succeed as an Instructor.

The SANS Instructor Development program is a highly competitive opportunity with limited positions available. Please contact us at with any questions about the SANS Instructor Development program.