The Casting Instructor Exam comprises the CI Exam Workshop, a Written Exam, and a Performance Exam, which are given together in a scheduled CI Exam.
The CI Exam Workshop covers the history of the CICP and elements of effective fly casting instruction. It may include additional information at the discretion of the presenter, who must be an examiner. It is not designed to prepare candidates to take the CI Exam. Attendance fulfills the requirement.
The Written Exam comprises 36 multiple choice or true/false questions that cover casting mechanics, fly tackle, knots, teaching, and fishing knowledge. Thirty correct answers are required to pass.
The Performance Exam comprises 15 casting demonstration tasks and 7 teaching tasks that are described in the CI Performance Test Evaluation Form. The form is used by examiners to conduct the exam and to document their evaluation of a candidate’s casting and teaching abilities. It includes performance expectations for individual tasks as well as general expectations and also describes equipment limitations and the test scoring system.
The CI Performance Test Evaluation Form is available in several languages: