This page is to give you some general information before beginning your first steps as a candidate instructor. If you live in a country where Silva is already taught, you must first seek the approval of your country Silva Director. Your Silva Director will be responsible for overseeing your classes, organizing publicity, dates and reports, and ensuring you are on time with Royalty payments to himself and to Silva International. They will also be first in line for your training and certification, in your own country and language. If your country Director accepts you but is unable to provide this training, you will be trained at an official Silva International Lecturer Development Seminar (LDS). Your country Director will still need to ensure that you satisfy any particular requirements he/she may have for their country, and may require you to follow extra training. The International Trainers are Lee Pascoe and Ken Coscia.
If you live in an area which has no Silva classes, you will be under the Directorship of Silva International, and you will be trained at an official Silva International LDS. This applies also to an instructor wishing to teach in the United States, where there are no local directors. Before beginning your training, you must have completed a minimum of 5 Silva seminars, either the original BLS, or the more recent version, SLS/SIS. After certification, each instructor will be responsible for a city/region. The candidate must understand that there is no guarantee they will be accepted, certified and allotted a territory, simply because they have completed the LDS.