PROGRAMS

Skate Instructor Certification Programs - Prices increase in 2022

The SkateIA Instructor Certifications, for inline and quad skaters, are multi-day programs to give you the tools, expertise, and qualifications to become a skating instructor. Whether you’re looking to teach lessons on your own, as part of a greater teaching organization, or simply are curious to understand how to break down any skating move, the certification has something for you! We have four programs including , , , and . All are offered in-person, and some are also available online!

THE BENEFITS

Skate IA offers certifications worldwide and is the premier choice in terms of the quality of the certification and the depth of membership benefits and our  community. 

Including teaching resources, continuing education courses, and our network of skating professionals

Whether you’re teaching on your own or running a skate school, you’ll have the option to purchase liability insurance at a affordable price <details>

You will be listed on our Instructor Search Engine which is searchable around the world. With our Google maps students will find you and you will be teaching quickly.

Receive pro level discounts with skate shops, top skating manufacturers – including FR, Seba, and Rollerblade – as well as hundreds of other brands serving the sports industry

IN PERSON

In person certifications occur around North America and parts of Europe. They are two and a half days – typically a 3 hour live / Zoom session on theory followed by two full days (9am to 5pm) of in-person, on skates training and testing. The in person cert costs $350 and includes membership with SkateIA for the remainder of the calendar year.

ONLINE

Currently available for Level 1 (Freestyle Slalom and Skate Park coming mid-2021!), the online certification is a mix of self-study content (including professionally produced videos) and personal Zoom sessions with your SkateIA examiner for feedback and testing. We offer this as a one-to-one program so timing and scheduling can fit your needs. Online pricing is currently $300 (discounted from $375) and includes membership with SkateIA for the remainder of the calendar year.

Level 1

Currently available for Level 1 (Freestyle Slalom and Skate Park coming mid-2021!), the online certification is a mix of self-study content (including professionally produced videos) and personal Zoom sessions with your SkateIA examiner for feedback and testing. We offer this as a one-to-one program so timing and scheduling can fit your needs. Online pricing is currently $300 (discounted from $375) and includes membership with SkateIA for the remainder of the calendar year.  Prices will increases for 2022

Level 2

The Level 2 Certification is for inline and quad skaters that have already earned their Level 1 certification and have been teaching for at least a year. This program brings you into a true leadership role as you’ll develop the skills to teach at a higher level with specific training to help you teach large groups, students of varying skating abilities, kids, those with special needs, and across a wider variety of learning styles. Prices will increase for 2022

FREESTYLE SLAlOM

The Freestyle Slalom Certification is for inline and quad skaters looking to teach the breadth of Freestyle Slalom, through SkateIA’s proven teaching model. This program is not only recognized by SkateIA, but also the World Slalom Skating Association (<WSSA>). You should be well versed in slalom skating, and while we recommend that you take the Level 1 Certification first, it is not required.

SKATE PARK

The Skate Park Certification is for inline and quad skaters looking to teach aggressive skating moves in the context of a skate park, though SkateIA’s proven teaching model. This comprehensive program not only gives you the skills to break down any skate park move in easy to learn steps, it also includes training to help students navigate skate parks safely and provide help them learn with confidence regardless of level. You should be well versed in the ramps, and while we recommend that you take the Level 1 Certification first, it is not required. Prices will increase for 2022

REQUIREMENTS

Payment and Waivers

The program must be fully paid for and waivers signed prior to the start of the cert. No exceptions.

Showing up

Candidates must attend all session hours. This is not negotiable so please make all arrangements ahead of time.

GEAR

Safety is a key component of our certs and likewise, our insurance coverage requires it.

Level 1

Level 2

Freestyle Slalom

Skate park

Testing

In order to pass your certification, you need at least an 85% in each:
– Written test on theory and methods
– Skating Skills test
– Teaching test

The following skills are required:

Level 1

ONE OF:

Level 2

Also, choose any four of the six:

Freestyle Slalom

Teach & Demonstrate with credibility on both sides:

Teach & Demonstrate on one side:

Skate park

The following skills need to be performed with credibility:
Optional:

Policies and Nitty Gritty

Refunds

Once you register, we offer no refunds. However, you have two years to complete your certification–whether attending another in-person or online certification. Anyone cancelling within seven days may forfeit the certification funds in full as in-person programs are set based on a necessary number of attendees. 

Incomplete certs

Stuff happens, and we encourage you to work with your Examiner to complete your certification. If you failed in any of the three testing areas, your Examiner will work with you on your options. We will endeavor to assist you in completing your certification, however, it is not required that we do so. 

Insurance

Insurance is available to those people in the USA who have completed their certification. Insurance is an additional annual price ($130 for individual). Membership is included in your certification for the year you are certified. Membership is $100 annually.   Skate School Insurance is $1150 and includes 2 memberships. Limits are $1 million, $3 million aggregate & $100k Sexual Abuse/Molestation. 

Member benefits

Members renew annually on January 1st, price is $100 ($85 Early Bird price if you renew in December). Pro Deals with skate, gear and wheel manufacturers and Expert Voice (275 companies), Instructor Search Page/website listing, Curriculum for your classes, Business Development Manual, 1:1 coaching to get you started; Liability Waivers and information on Covid management, Discounts in SkateIA Courses/Camp. Our benefits continue to expand as we serve our members. Reach out to us to find out our specific benefits.