The IFFF Casting Instructor Certification Program (CICP) was developed in 1992 to enhance the overall level of instruction in fly casting by increasing instructor knowledge, casting proficiency, and teaching ability. A secondary goal was to create a common understanding of casting terminology and casting mechanics that would serve the fly casting community, internationally and in North America.  
The CICP Program's main objectives are to educate and enhance the growth of fly casting instructors by:
  • Establishing high and consistent standards for casting instructors.
  • Administering a test that fairly and consistently assesses the candidate's knowledge of casting, teaching ability, and casting proficiency.
  • Conducting teaching workshops as a required part of certification.
  • Conducting clinics on how to teach fly casting at IFFF shows, fairs, and consumer fishing demonstrations.
  • Developing and maintaining an instruction reference for certified instructors.
  • Establishing and maintaining communication networks for certified instructors.
  • Facilitating the exchange of ideas between instructors worldwide.

Some of the most respected names in the world of fly fishing have been members of the Casting Board of Governors including Mel Krieger, who founded the CICP, Gary Borger, Lefty Kreh, Joan Wulff, Jim Green, Al Kyte, Bruce Richards, Steve Rajeff, and Al Buhr.  

William Ciaurro - NEC Two Handed Lead Casting Instructor
Pat Garnier - NEC Single Handed Lead Casting Instructor