Level 1

Level 1 is for the instructor who wants to teach the fundamentals of inline skating: gliding, striding, stopping and turning on inline skates. 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®” & Annual Registration fee (Website listing, lesson referrals,professional discounts, instructor only online forum, etc..) through next calendar year*
  • Use of ICP Mark**
  • Liability insurance***

*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.  Only available in the US through the ICP. Click here for details.


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 for in person and online programs.

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 ("Teachable Skills" 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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