HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Each year, the Inline Certification Program creates national and international test sites and conducts community-based clinics for inline skaters who want to become certified inline instructors. Clinics are conducted by national examiners who have demonstrated superior ability as skaters and instructors. ICP clinics use a consistent, comprehensive and tested program for inline instruction, based on a standardised format of teaching progressions and terminology. Once certified, skaters join a growing organisation of inline instructors who bring a standardised, skill building approach to educating inline skaters throughout the world.
The clinic includes classroom work, teaching seminars held on skates, a written test and a practical exam in which instructors are scored while teaching a class. Skating skills are tested at each level. In addition, round table discussions on skate bans, safety issues and getting started occur throughout the weekend.
LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION is for the entry-level instructor who wants to teach the fundamentals of recreational inline skating based on a standardised format of teaching. Instructors are qualified to teach such things as moving, stopping and turning.
LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION is for the experienced Level 1 Instructor who wishes to enhance class-handling skills, problem solving and intermediate-level skill development. Level 2 Instructors teach skills such as backward movement, alternative stopping, cross-overs and street-skating awareness.
A quarterly newsletter keeps ICP instructors
informed on significant product developments, event dates, national inline
news, new teaching methods and better ways to organize and promote classes.