Instructor Certification Program
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ICP 2023 - STAGE 1
ICP 2023 - STAGE 2
ICP 2023 - STAGE 3
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NEW GBF PROGRAM CURRICULUM
ICP HUB EXPERIENCE
BACKGROUND CHECK & CPR
IN-PERSON PRACTICAL TRAINING
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Embark on a transformative experience with the Gracie Barra Instructor Certification Program (ICP). With a history spanning over a decade, ICP has empowered thousands of instructors and school owners to thrive in the world of Jiu-Jitsu.
Developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., ICP is a comprehensive learning platform dedicated to ensuring that every Gracie Barra team member embodies our philosophies, principles, and world-class leadership and teaching practices. In 2023, ICP has undergone careful planning and restructuring to deliver its most impactful program yet!
Excitingly, we are introducing the ICP Legacy Model for recertification. If you were previously certified with the 2021 or 2022 ICP, you now have the opportunity to take the ICP Legacy—a shorter version of the program that aligns Legacy Instructors with the principles of Gracie Barra in less time. Demonstrating your competence through the exam remains a requirement, and you can access the full ICP for a comprehensive review or to explore any new courses or content changes.
Discover the three stages of the ICP curriculum, covering essential aspects of the Gracie Barra educational system, teaching tools, and leadership principles. At the end of each stage, test your knowledge through a comprehensive exam, ensuring your full understanding of the content.
In addition, we are excited to introduce a groundbreaking course, Jiu-Jitsu for Women - GBF. This course equips instructors and school owners with the knowledge and tools to promote and build a strong women's program within their schools. Gain insights into motivating, communicating with, and inspiring women who train, and learn effective marketing strategies to attract and retain female students.
ICP 2023 goes beyond being just an online course. It now offers a revamped learning experience, featuring expert webinars at the end of each stage, instructors workshops to develop a great team of instructors at your school, and the ICP Hub—a mentorship group led by GB school owners where instructors can share knowledge and learn from one another. Additionally, enjoy continued education opportunities to further enhance your professional and leadership development.
The journey awaits you! Join Gracie Barra ICP 2023 and unlock a world of knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment to take your Jiu-Jitsu journey and career to new heights.
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Frequently asked questions
1. What is the ICP?
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 with improvements made to the GB Method and innovations to the learning experience. With e-learning technologies making the program accessible by everyone, anywhere.
2. Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in ICP 2023?
3. Who needs to complete a background check?
4. Why is Gracie Barra requiring a background check for all instructors completing the ICP now?
5. How do I request my background check?
Inside the ICP Course is a link to direct you to an online background check application.
6. What is the cost for the background check:
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, you can submit your local Background check results.
Background check process may take up to 5 business days.
7. What are the disqualifications based on the background check?
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.
8. When will registration for the ICP 2023 begin?
9. What are the exclusive bonus material for the Pre-Registration period?
10. When will the ICP courses begin?
The GB Method
The GB Experience
Stage 2: GB Educational Tools - 11/07/2022
Stage 3: GB Leadership Style - 12/05/2022
11. How much time do I have to complete the ICP?
12. Who is eligible to take the ICP 2023 Legacy?
13. How long is my ICP certificate valid for?
After 1 year, you will lose access to the courses contents and Instructor Toolbox. As you will need to re-enroll in the update ICP for the current year. This is so you can stay up to date with recent changes as we continue to evolve.
14. What are the requirements to complete the ICP?
- Understand all course material offered
- Be an active member of a Gracie Barra school.
- Pass all quizzes with a grade of 80% or higher.
- Complete First Aid / CPR Training (the certificate must be updated and valid).
- Successfully pass background check*
- Complete Practical Activity Report (non-black belts only)**
- Have your belt rank verified. Your Professor must verify your belt rank for us to approve your ICP certification. At the end of the course you will receive a reminder about this step.
*Required for all instructors completing the ICP starting in 2021.