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Grow with the Unity Certified Instructor (UCI) Program

, 一月 12, 2021

Have you considered using your Unity skills to help other professionals? Be part of a supportive community of instructors, share knowledge and grow. Apply to join the Unity Certified Instructor Program and take your training skills to the next level.

Who are Unity Certified Instructors?

The UCI Program was created in 2018 when Unity identified the need for accredited instructors to deliver high-quality professional training on behalf of our Unity Authorized Training Partners. The program has evolved and now serves multiple internal and external Unity Teams and Partners. 

UCIs are leaders in instruction and experts in Unity. Our qualified instructors demonstrate proficiency in Unity training. They are professional training leaders who are constantly learning and developing their Unity and teaching skills. Typically, a UCI has a professional training or teaching credential and a Unity Professional Certification

They teach and train Unity users to reach their creative goals, and to aim high. Goals can include helping creators get Unity certified for job readiness and creating virtual reality (VR) simulations to help researchers in medical, architecture, engineering, and other fields. Ultimately, UCIs help professionals create solutions with Unity to solve hard problems that extend across industries and interests. 

Our UCI community is growing: we are now a team of more than 100 instructors in over 45 countries. We thought it was high time to bring everyone together to deepen relationships, learn about each other’s businesses, and identify ways we can continue to grow and best serve Unity creators globally. That’s when the UCI Summit was born.

Our first ever UCI Summit was a success!

In November 2020, we launched our first ever UCI Summit. Our two-day online event connected current and future Unity Certified Instructors and Unity experts to discuss best practices, learn about Unity’s exciting developments, share past projects and celebrate the vibrant Unity instructor community. Leaders in training and education from over 40 countries came together for two days of learning and collaboration. A shared vision emerged from our diverse range of participants – to elevate Unity Certification to reach new heights.

Some highlights of the UCI Summit included training delivery-related talks on how to overcome the Unity learning curve, how to use Unity’s Curricular Framework, practical Unity training tips, and XR content such as teaching VR, Unity Mars to illustrate the future of augmented reality (AR), and more. To access this exclusive content, apply to become a UCI! More information on how to apply at the end of this blog post.

The event also offered on-demand sessions on training skills catering to different UCI levels and needs. UCIs wishing to run their own training business attended on-demand sessions such as “How to become a Unity Authorized Training Partner” to learn more about how to commercialize their training business and further increase their revenue streams.  

Social and interactive sessions helped our global community bond even tighter, through Q&As, a Game Jam, a Zoom background creative face-off, and a Certified Whisky Talk.

Animated Zoom background created in Unity during our first UCI Summit, by Krystian Bablinski, UCI

What does a UCI do?

A Unity Certified Instructor delivers instructor-led courses on behalf of Unity’s Authorized Training Partners. They also deliver Unity Enterprise Training, participate in Unity’s Live Learning offerings as instructors or moderators, prepare other professionals to get Unity Certified, support internal Unity teams with content creation and development, and engage in many other Unity training activities.

Why become a UCI?

Our UCI professional community is vibrant and supportive. Once you become a UCI, you will receive your Unity Certified Instructor Badge, access to discounted exam vouchers to fulfill the UCI Program entry requirements, Unity training materials, teaching materials, workshops, a global community of training practitioners, access to exclusive content and events like the UCI Summit and many opportunities to impact Unity creators and increase your revenue streams.

What do UCIs say about our UCI Program?

Ian Snyder, UCI

“Becoming a UCI has led to tremendous professional and personal growth for me. I’ve had the opportunity to provide training to exciting clients, and built my network with industry veterans. The variety of workshops and learners has led me to broadly improve my Unity skills, as well as acquiring in-depth knowledge of specific technical facets. I can’t recommend it enough!”

Meehae Song, UCI

“I have been working with Unity since 2012 in developing VR applications and became interested in the UCI program in 2019. The phenomenal UCI team has fully guided and supported me from the beginning. I have learned and grown so much over the past year before and after getting certified and now have a much more grounded understanding of Unity. The first ever UCI Summit brought together UCIs from around the world, and I was able to meet other amazing UCIs and share my work. The best part of being a UCI is being able to teach, support and learn as part of the tight UCI community.” 

Want to become a Unity Certified Instructor?

You may apply for the UCI program by completing this application form. If you already have a teaching credential and a Unity Professional Certification, your application is likely to be straightforward. If not, your application will help us understand more about you and your goals. 

After submitting your application, you will be contacted within two weeks to discuss your application further and how we can best help you get started. We look forward to working with you!

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