Certified Online Instructor COI the leading designation for online faculty in higher education
Certified Online Instructor (COI)
The cost is just $795 including the three online courses, textbooks, exam, course critique, medal,
plaque and press release.
Group Discount
If you have ten or more faculty, a group rate is available. Please email Tammy Peterson at TammyP@lern.org for a group rate.
Just call us at 800-678-5376 or send e-mail to TammyP@lern.org
Certified Online Instructor (COI) > How to apply

ONLINE: Just go to https://www.lern.org/registration/coi/register.cfm and apply online.

MAIL: Fill out the application form below and mail it to us at
LERN, PO Box 9,
River Falls, WI 54022.

PHONE: Call us at 800-678-5376 weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Central Time.


Who should participate
Any person who is teaching online should participate. The designation is relevant for faculty teaching totally online, and faculty teaching hybrid or blended courses. The COI designation was created for faculty in higher education, but other teachers are eligible for the program as well.
Why you should participate
There are two reasons why you should participate in the COI program:
- Demonstrate your knowledge. You can demonstrate to others in your institution that
your knowledge about online teaching is benchmarked with
a standard of achievement
developed by the leading
thinkers and practitioners in the field.
- Document your expertise. Perhaps the biggest reward is the internal satisfaction of
having achieved this level of knowledge skills.
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