North & South America
Over the last 30 years, the number of inline skaters has exploded around the world. Each year millions take to the streets, skate paths, local parks, etc.,all over the world to participate in one of the fasted growing recreational activities. To foster the growth of inline skating as a safe and fun activity, the Inline Certification Program (ICP) was originally formed.
Since 1991, the ICP has been devoted to the development of professional inline skating instructors so that skaters around the world can have access to top quality instruction and the best experience possible on a pair of inline skates! The ICP is a program which trains and certifies inline skaters to be instructors. The program provides a methodology for teaching inline skating to skaters of all levels through a structured and progressive lesson plan, and with a sound understanding of the technical skills involved. Besides being an education standard, it also provides continual development for certified instructors, opening many opportunities for a career in inline skating.
Each year, the ICP visits test sites in countries all over the world and conducts local clinics for skaters that endeavor to become Certified Instructors. Clinics are conducted by ICP Examiners who have demonstrated superior ability as both skaters and instructors. Already thousands around the world have become certified through the ICP.
All educational programs of the ICP are managed and administered by individual examiners throughout the world that work together regionally and report directly to the ICP International office. This structure promotes networking between all international inline educational programs and allows for the sharing of resources and lays the foundation for a unique skater’s organization.
Most recently, the ICP and the Skate Instructors Association (Skate IA) have begun to work closely to combine efforts and resources to better facilitate skating education world-wide.
Skate IA, which operates primarily out of the US and Canada, teaches and certifies skaters how to teach. It offers programs in-person and online and an annual camp for the general skating public called Camp Skate IA. Skate IA is a membership organization providing; insurance, networking opportunities, marketing advice, continuing education and resources to our skate instructors members.
Through the continuous development of the inline educator (instructor, volunteer, coach), the ICP and Skate IA ensure that skaters will be exposed to the safest, most effective skill building methodology available. This continuity of instructional content and technique will provide a consistent educational framework for inline skating around the world.
To find instructors recognized by both organizations please click on the links below:
Inline Certification Program (ICP) Global Instructor Directory
Skate Instructor Association (Skate IA) Instructor Directory