INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 2022

Transform your life with this powerful tool. The ICP has the ability to turn you into a true ambassador of GB Jiu-Jitsu.
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NEW GB ETHICS COURSE

This is an invitation to a conversation about what is right and wrong for Gracie Barra Team Members. We will explore common ethical dilemmas that make us reflect on the real meaning of high moral values such as loyalty, honor, honesty, courage, and more. 

NEW GB ESSENTIALS COURSE

This is a practical guide to the basics needed to create an authentic Gracie Barra experience. Class Management, body language, the proper use of the curriculum and class structure, voice tonality, injury prevention, class messages are just a few of the building blocks of this new framework.
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NEW ICP INSTRUCTORS

$ 299 SAVE $50
If this is your first time taking the ICP, or you didn't complete ICP 2019 or ICP 2021, you are required to take the GB Foundations program.

The GB Foundations program gives information on our team's history, philosophy, and structure. 

You must know the essential knowledge of Gracie Barra so you can add depth to your teaching by understanding our values.

The GB Foundations is a prerequisite to the ICP and is being included at a 50% discount

RETURNING ICP INSTRUCTORS

$ 249
You may enroll in the ICP if you are an ICP 2019 or ICP 2021 certified instructor.

You have a full understanding of our team's history, philosophy, structure and can fully communicate it to your students.

As an ICP certified instructor, you are up to date on all the essential knowledge of Gracie Barra.

You have met the GB Foundations pre-requisite and you are not required to complete it.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the ICP?

The Gracie Barra Instructor Certification Program was developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. as a learning platform dedicated to all Gracie Barra team members to ensure his philosophies, principles and high standards of instruction are met while at the same time focusing on improvements to enhance the instructor's toolset. Upon completion of this course, instructors will be provided with a certificate that is valid for up to one year.
With over 5,000 participants from all over the world since it was launched in 2011, the ICP has placed a great contribution on keeping all GB team members united as one team, defending one shield, in pursuit of one goal: to teach Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.
The ICP is always evolving to reflect the improvements made to the GB Method and innovations to the learning experience of each participant. The use of the most advanced e-learning technologies makes the program virtually accessible by all.

2. Are there any Prerequisites for Enrolling in ICP 2022?

If you have not completed the ICP after 2019 (ICP2019 or ICP2021) you must complete the GB Foundations Course before enrolling in ICP 2022.

3. Who needs to complete a background check?

Everyone taking the ICP must complete and pass the background check. The only background check the ICP accepts is the one issued by Sterling Talent Solutions.

3. Who needs to complete a background check?

Everyone taking the ICP must complete and pass the background check. The only background check the ICP accepts is the one issued by Sterling Talent Solutions.

4. Why is Gracie Barra requiring a background check for all instructors completing the ICP now?

The background check is one more action taken by Gracie Barra in an effort to increase the safety of GB students and our commitment to excellence. 

 5. How do I request my background check?

You can apply for your background check online. 
Inside the ICP 2022 Manual is a link to direct you to an online background check application.

6. What is the cost for the background check:

For residents of the United States or instructors registering under a GB School in the United States the fee for the background check is $19.50 USD and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. If there is a validated criminal record found in the following states there will be an additional fee added to the original $19.50 USD that the applicant will be responsible for paying. These states are Maine ($20), Vermont ($30), and New York ($65) and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. Sterling Talent Solutions is responsible for running the tests and informing Gracie Barra about the results.
 For residents of Canada or instructors registering under a GB School in Canada the fee for the background check is $25 CDN and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. Sterling Talent Solutions is responsible for running the tests and informing Gracie Barra about the results
For residents outside the United States and Canada or instructors registering under a GB School outside the United States and Canada the fee for the background check is $19.99 USD and paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. Sterling Talent Solutions is responsible for running the tests and informing Gracie Barra of the results.
Background check process may take up to 5 business days. 

7. What are the disqualifications based on the background check?

A person should be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a Gracie Barra certified instructor if the person has been found guilty of the following crimes:
For purposes of this policy; Guilty shall mean that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilt (regardless of adjudication), or received court directed programs in lieu of conviction.
SEX OFFENSES
• All Sex Offenses – Regardless of the amount of time since offense.
Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.
FELONIES OR FEDERAL OFFENCES
• All Felony or Federal Violence – Regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.
• All Felony or Federal offenses other than violence or sex within the past 5 years.
Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.
PENDING CASES
• Individuals found to have pending court cases for any of the disqualifying offenses will be disqualified. If the disposition of the pending case does not meet the criteria for the disqualification as listed above, the individual would then be cleared and reinstated.

11. How much time do I have to complete the ICP?

You will have access to all the ICP content for 1 year.

12. I am currently taking the ICP 2021, can I upgrade to the ICP 2022?

Anyone who has registered for the ICP 2021 on or after October 1st, 2021 is eligible to have access to the ICP 2022 without any additional cost. Please contact us using our live chat during regular business hours to request your coupon code. 

13. How long is my ICP certificate valid for?

The ICP certificate is valid for up to one year counting from the date of completion of all program requirements. The ICP certificate is only issued for instructors who hold the rank of a blue belt or higher.

14. What are the requirements to complete the ICP?

The following are requirements to successfully complete the ICP and receive your certificate.
1. Study and understand all course material offered in the online courses.
2. Be an active member of a Gracie Barra school.
3. Pass all quizzes with a grade of 70% or higher.
4. Complete First Aid / CPR Training and submit a copy of your valid First Aid/CPR certificate to icp@graciebarra.com.
5. Successfully pass background check*
6. Complete Practical Activity Report (non-black belts only)**
7. Verify your belt rank. Your teacher must approve your graduation* for us to issue your ICP certificate. At the end of the course you will receive a reminder about this step.
*Required for all instructors completing the ICP starting in 2021.
**Required for all blue, purple, and brown belts completing the ICP. Black Belts do not need to complete the Practical Activity Report.

15. Can I transfer my ICP membership to someone else?

No, your ICP membership is non-transferable.

16. If I am unhappy with the course or if I do not pass my background check (United States and Canada only) can I have a refund?

No, ICP membership fees are non-refundable. 

17. Can a White Belt student take the ICP?

Gracie Barra allows White Belt students to register and complete the online portion of the ICP course only but does not provide certification nor will the White Belt student be listed on the Gracie Barra website as an instructor. White Belt students are not permitted to instruct classes at Gracie Barra and therefore cannot complete the Practical Activity Report requirement to become a certified instructor. White Belt students may take the ICP course solely to learn more about the GB Method; not to become a certified Gracie Barra Instructor. 

18. I have a question. Who do I contact for help?

Email us at help@graciebarra.com Or Try our Chat Support at tawk.to/gbsupport