Hi – I am Todd. I just completed the CCCI program and have to say it was excellent. I was new to Chip Carving and wanted to learn as well as learn how to teach Chip Carving to others. This is an excellent program that teaches you how to teach others while learning and improving your skills at the same time. CHECK IT OUT. You will not be disappointed. One tip for all the other newbees – PRACTICE. 10 minutes a day makes a difference.