Level 1 Recertification – Fundamental Skills Instructor

This course is for anyone with a Level 1 Ride Guide & Fundamental Skills Instructor that has or will expire in 2020.

Details on annual dues and policies to maintain this certification can be found at https://icp.bike/policies

Length: A 1-day course includes a pre-course testing, skill demonstrations, refining and analysis, instruction strategies, scenario training, proper skill progressions and much more.

Cost: $325 USD

What: Expect a full day of training & testing for expiring BICP Level 1 certified instructors.  This instructor recertification course includes our most current materials such as updated key teaching points, static holds, demonstrations, and progressions.

Why: All BICP Level 1 instructors are required to recertify in-person every four years. Recertification is essential for maintaining a level of quality and standards among all BICP certified instructors. BICP protocols such as recertification make this a leading training program that provides maximal credential value to instructors. Stay current with BICP training methods and maintain your esteemed certification!

When: Check our current schedule of events or request a recertification course in your area.

How to Prepare: A current Level 1 pre-course packet containing the most current manual will be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to your event.

  1. Read the manual and complete the pre-course documents
  2. Practice your Pre-Ride session and Introductions

Our Expectations: At this stage, we expect to see that as a rider you have mastered the Fundamental Elements and can demonstrate and teach ANY of the Level 1 skills on your first attempt along with proper error detection and correction using positive critique. We will expect that you are comfortable and fluent with all current keywords and teaching points along with proper demonstrations and progressions performed using PLATFORM/FLAT PEDALS.

Ideally, you have been instructing riders, friends, clients, etc. for the past four years or more.  If not, we strongly recommend that you offer some clinics in order to sharpen your abilities in these areas.

You will be tested on the following:

  • Fundamental Elements
  • Skill Description
  • Teaching Points
  • Demonstrations
  • Group Management
  • Error Detection and Corrections
  • Progressions
  • Communication
  • Leadership & Professional Conduct

Level 1 Course Skills:

  • Neutral Position and Ready Position
  • Bike/Body Separation
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Ratcheting
  • Riding Straight Lines
  • Small Circles and Switchbacks
  • Rock Dodge
  • Climbing Dismount
  • Seated Climb
  • Standing Climb
  • Crouched Climb
  • Restarting on a Climb
  • Descending Dismount
  • Descending for Beginner to Intermediate trails
  • Roll Down

Level 1 Ride Standards

Each student will be tested on their ability to demonstrate, teach, and provide feedback through error detection and corrections.

In order to pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a written test.

The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.

This certification holder must maintain a current basic First Aid / CPR training certification.                      

The Certification is valid for 4 years from the date issued.

In person recertification course is required every 4 years.