To become a certified Zumba Instructor, you are required to complete a 1-2 full day workshop. The class usually will begin at about 8 in the morning and run until 5 or 6pm. The program is definately intense! You have just a few hours to learn all the basic moves of the program and then to start doing practice drills and choreography. After completing the training the new Zumba instructor receives a certificate which needs to be renewed yearly.
As a certified Zumba Instructor you are required to be a part of the Zumba Instructor Network or ZIN for short. This ensures the success of the Zumba instructor as well as the class participants. Being a ZIN member you have access to new music and choreography each month to keep your classes fresh and exciting.
A Zumba fitness instructor is required to continue with their training after the certification workshop. This can be done by attending additional workshops, attending the Zumba Convention each summer or using their ZIN membership website.