Become a Certified Instructor


  • Are authorized to use the trademarked terms Institute for Excellence in Writing® and IEW® in advertising their course offerings making use of the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Structure and Style® Writing Method (grades 3–12)
  • Have completed all the requirements for a Registered Instructor, including application, assignments, and the fee
  • Have demonstrated experience and proficiency in correctly leading students through the nine structural units of Teaching Writing: Structure and Style using stylistic techniques, by completing and submitting required documentation itemized here




  • Are entitled to use specially designed logos with the IEW Registered Trademark, exclusively designed for use by Certified Instructors for promoting their classes and validating their relationship with IEW
  • Gain promotional support, such as Certified Instructor’s contact and course offerings information posted on IEW website (optional)
  • Receive discounted tuition fees for teacher- and parent-training events hosted by IEW
  • IEW website access upgraded to receive a 10% discount on all products purchased via IEW website



  • Renew here.
  • Every two years by paying the renewal fee of $100
  • Submits required documentation itemized here
  • Shows evidence of continuing education in IEW methods (within last two years)

To apply for Certified Instructor accreditation, fill out the form using the Apply Now button above, submit the necessary documentation, and pay the $100 Certified Level fee.

Please allow a 1-month window of time for your accreditation renewal to be processed. Our accreditation team works diligently and as quickly as we are able to review instructors' applications for renewal. Applicants who submit documentation early are not shortchanged and will still be granted two years from their original expiration date.

For questions about our Accreditation Program, please email or call 800.856.5815.

Please note: Only IEW® Accredited Instructors are allowed to make use of the trademarked terms Institute for Excellence in Writing®, IEW®, and Structure and Style® in advertising their classes. By restricting the use of these trademarked terms, IEW can better ensure the integrity of its method and assist parents in finding a formally trained writing teacher.

IEW endorses an Accredited Instructor's ability to teach the Structure and Style Writing Method to students in grades 3 through adults. An Instructor may not train adults, parents, fellow teachers, or administrators for the purpose of their teaching the Structure and Style method of writing. The role of Master Teacher belongs solely to Mr. Andrew Pudewa and to several Accomplished Level instructors.

Click here for our complete policies for IEW® Instructors.

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Certified Instructor Application Form


Send Assignments:

Please scan and then compress all assignments into one .ZIP file for emailing. Send .ZIP file to after submitting this online application. (If you have trouble creating a .ZIP file, send all PDFs to

After form is submitted, payment is required.

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