More dIMG_3966etail are coming out concerning IMBA’s February 2013 news release of their new Instructor Certification Program (ICP).  In January 2013, IMBA purchased the rights to the International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification from Professional Downhiller, Shaums March.

IMBA plans to manage an ICP that offers three levels of certification:

  1. Ride Guide
  2. Basic Skills Instructor
  3. Advanced Skills Instructor

This is exciting news for the biking community, as well as, biking clubs because it can be a platform to advertise a club and recruit new members through high quality mountain bike training.

Here are some other benefits for local mountain biking clubs:

  • Assure the public and your clients that you have a minimum level of core competency that was taught to you by certified professionals
  • Open up the opportunity for ongoing professional development
  • Advance your own abilities with regard to both riding and teaching
  • Learn from experts and professional riders
  • Be able to bring the training back to your chapter or club and provide more benefit to your members

The ICP schedule is starting to build so keep up with their ICP schedule page to discover a training near you!

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