Level 1

Level 1 is for the entry level instructor who wants to teach the fundamentals of inline skating: gliding, striding, stopping and turning. Instructors will learn an internationally recognized format of teaching progressions and terminology.

Program Includes:

  • Instructional skill development program
  • Instructional theory
  • Field Instruction by ICP Examiner
  • Seminar on getting started as an instructor
  • Written & practical examinations
  • Recognition as “ICP Certified®” (Website listing, lesson referrals,professional discounts, instructor only online forum, etc..)through next calendar year*
  • Use of ICP Mark**
  • Liability insurance***
  • American Council on Exercise Certified (ACE)Instructors will receive 1.3 continuing education credits for this course.

*Validity of certification and recognition through the Inline Certification Program (ICP) as “ICP Certified®” is subject to Annual Registration and continuing education credits. 

**All instructors using the ICP Mark to promote their certification credentials must be up to date with annual registration fees and continuing education credits.

***Additional fee required.  Not available in all countries. Check with individual country examiner or program coordinator for availability.


All instructor candidates must begin with Level 1.  Full Protective Gear (Helmet, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards) and Heel Brake are compulsory and must be worn throughout program.

Instructor candidates must exhibit intermediate skating skills including backward skating, forward to backward transitions and crossovers. A complete listing of required skills can be found below.

Level 1 Skating Requirements

Level 1 Skills List Web

Level 1 Skating Requirements (Videos)

 Beginner Movement

Beginner Stopping

Beginner Turning

Advanced Beginner Movement


Advanced Beginner Stopping

  • Grass Stop

Advanced Beginner Turning



Additional Skills

  • Slalom








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