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How to Become a Silhouette Cameo Instructor

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If you’ve had your Silhouette Cameo (or Silhouette Portrait!) for a while and your friends and family are always asking you how to use it, you may want to start a business as a Silhouette instructor.

Let’s take a look at how to become a Silhouette Cameo Instructor.

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How to Become a Silhouette Cameo Instructor

Does Silhouette America Offer an Instructor Licensing Program?

No, Silhouette America does not offer an official instructor licensing program.

Are There Other Silhouette Instructor Licensing Programs?

Yes, there is a Silhouette Licensing Program offered by Terri Johnson Creates. This multi day retreat style conference offers lessons to teach you how to teach others how to use their machines.

Since the pandemic, the Silhouette Licensing Program has become a virtual, online event.

While Terri’s Silhouette Licensing Program is not an official sanctioned event by Silhouette America, Silhouette America does support the event.

How to Find People That Have Gone Through the Silhouette Instructor Licensing Program

The best feedback you can receive about a program is talking to someone who has attended the Silhouette Licensing Program. You can find a list of previous attendees of the Silhouette Licensing Program at this link.

Do You Have to Become Licensed to Teach Silhouette Classes?

No, you do not have to become licensed to teach Silhouette classes. If you have a good working knowledge of your Silhouette machine, you can teach classes.

Can I Teach Cricut Classes Instead?

Yes, if you prefer to work with a Cricut instead of a Silhouette, you can teach Cricut classes.

Where Can I Teach Silhouette or Cricut Classes?

You can teach Silhouette or Cricut classes at local libraries, craft stores, in your home, in a church – really, anywhere you can find the space.

If you are wanting to start teaching Silhouette or Cricut classes, put together a curriculum, plan lessons, draw up handouts, and then reach out to local stores and facilities to inquire about rental spaces.

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Friday 6th of October 2017

I have emailed Terri Johnson to try and get more information on these events and haven't received a response yet. I was wondering though, are these conferences the only way to get certified? or are other instructors able to license you?

Also where do I sign up to get more info on the next conference dates?


Saturday 7th of October 2017

Hi Carly! Terri Johnson is an independent and these are her licensing classes. She is not affiliated with Silhouette America. You can find more information on about the next conference, it is usually released mid November. I know her hands are full with the upcoming conference in a few weeks and breast cancer treatments. Perhaps shoot her another email.

Laura Conyers

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Have you heard if she's hosting anymore of these events? I was hoping to sign up for the one in September, but haven't heard anything more about it. Did it get cancelled?


Thursday 27th of July 2017

Hello! You'd have to reach out to Terri Johnson Creates for more information on the next session. Thanks!

Holly Hansen

Thursday 6th of July 2017

Hi there! I am needing some assistance too. Do you know anyone that could help me in the DFW Texas area? Thx! Holly


Sunday 9th of July 2017

Hello! Here's a link - there is one in DFW area and several in Texas:

Lucrecia Santoyo

Saturday 14th of January 2017

omg S.O.S I need help too. the videos are not enough, or maybe im watchinf the wrong one, I need somebody to train me. im in maryland and ill be more than happy to drive around the DMV to learn. please recomend me somebody or if u have class let me know, i hope is soon, thank you


Monday 16th of January 2017

Im trying to get a list of instructors together.

Karen Heubeck

Monday 22nd of August 2016

I am not interested in becoming an instructor, I am struggling myself. However, I would happily pay someone to take a class. I live in Taneytown, MD, approximately 10 miles south of Gettysburg. I can commute to Frederick, MD; Hanover, PA; Western Baltimore County; Westminster, MD, and probably several other areas. Please let me know if you have someone in this area willing to teach. Thank you!


Wednesday 24th of August 2016

I'll keep an eye out for someone doing a live class for you Karen.