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ICP Level 1 Certification Program Details

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Level 1 is for those who want to teach the fundamentals of inline skating: gliding, striding, stopping and turning on inline skates. Those participating in this program will acquire valuable insights and expertise in an internationally recognized format of teaching progressions and skating terminology.

Through comprehensive skill modules, "skates-on" teaching sessions, and supplemental coursework, instructor candidates will gain a profound understanding of the Inline Certification Program's systematic and research based instructional approach that empowers instructors with the tools and techniques necessary to create an engaging, effective, and safe learning environment. With exposure to standardized teaching progressions, instructor candidates will be equipped to enhance their instructional methods, ensuring a consistent and high-quality educational experience for their skating students. The Inline Certification Program's internationally recognized format not only aligns with global educational standards, but also promotes a cohesive and shared language among instructors worldwide, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange on a broader scale. As candidates delve into this program, regardless of their teaching experience, they will not only refine their own skating and teaching skills but also become part of a global community committed to elevating the standards of skating education and enriching the learning journey for skaters around the world.

The Online Program Includes:

  • 14+ hours of¬†livestream learning¬†and evaluation (theory, virtual skating skills clinic, peer teaching, etc.) over 4 weeks.
  • 10+ hours of¬†self paced graded assignments¬†to reinforce understanding of teaching methodology and practical application of materials over 4 weeks.
  • Instructional Model for Teaching the Sport of Inline Skating
  • Instruction by ICP International Examiner
  • Video Analysis of Skating & Teaching
  • Seminar on getting started as an instructor
  • Recognition as ‚ÄúICP Certified¬ģ‚ÄĚ & Annual Registration fee (Website listing, lesson referrals, professional discounts, instructor only online forum, etc..) through next calendar year*
  • Use of ICP Mark**
  • Liability insurance***

Become an "ICP Certified" Instructor Online Now

Become an "ICP Certified" Instructor Online!

The In-Person Program Includes:

  • 18+ hours of instruction over 2.5 days¬† as well as 6+ hours of supplemental¬†digital assignments and livestream¬†instruction
  • Instructional Model for Teaching the Sport of Inline Skating
  • Individual, Group and Peer Instruction
  • Instruction by ICP International Examiner
  • Seminar on getting started as an instructor
  • Recognition as ‚ÄúICP Certified¬ģ‚ÄĚ & Annual Registration fee (Website listing, lesson referrals,professional discounts, instructor only online forum, etc..) for 1 calendar year*
  • Use of ICP Mark**
  • Liability insurance***






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*Validity of certification and recognition through the Inline Certification Program (ICP) as ‚ÄúICP Certified¬ģ‚ÄĚ 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. Email [email protected] for details.



Course  Requirements


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 when on skates for both 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

The teachable skills are tested and you must be able to do perform these to a high standard to be able to pass.

The additional skills are marked from 0-2 points and will be added to your final score

Level 1 Skating Requirements

Level 1 Teachable Skills

  • Forward Stride 1
  • Heel Brake 1
  • A-Frame Turn
  • Forward Stride 2
  • Forward Swizzle
  • Parallel Turn
  • Spin Stop
  • Grass Stop

Level 1 Additional Skills

  • Forward Stride 3
  • Backward Swizzle
  • Backward Movement
  • Forward Slalom
  • T Stop
  • Forward Crossovers
  • Two Foot Backwards to Forward Transition
  • Two Foot Forward to Backward Transition
  • Backward Powerslide

 "Teachable Skills" Videos


Beginner Movement

Beginner Stopping

Beginner Turning




Advanced Beginner Movement


Advanced Beginner Stopping

  • Grass Stop

Advanced Beginner Turning










"Additional Skills" Videos