The IMBA Instructor Certification Program (ICP) offers professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics. With the ICP, IMBA is building on proven, successful methods nearly two decades in development, and aims to establish a standard for mountain bike skills instructor training.
ICP courses are offered year-round all over the world, but primarily in the U.S. The ICP program offers three levels of certification.
- Level 1 Certification : A twenty-hour course that certifies an individual to guide rides and perform fundamental skills analysis with a high level of competence. This course focuses on group and risk management including an introductory to skills instruction.
- Level 2 Certification: A thirty-hour course that certifies an individual to teach intermediate mountain bike skills. Skills covered include body position, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, bike/body separation, wheel lifts and much more.
- Level 3 Certification: A thirty-hour course that certifies an individual to teach advanced mountain bike skills. Skills covered include bunny hops, drops, high speed cornering, pumping, jumping and more.
Please explore the links to the right for additional information. Course dates and locations will be posted as they are scheduled and made available. You may also request to host a course where you live.