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Instructor Certification

Learn all the tools and knowledge you need to teach Jiu-Jitsu to as many people as possible. The ICP will help you master the entire GB Teaching System, GB Teaching Tools and GB Leadership Principles.

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Gracie Barra's Instructor Certification

BECOME A JIU-JITSU PROFESSIONAL

Learn all the tools and knowledge you need to teach Jiu-Jitsu to as many people as possible. The ICP will help you master the entire GB Educational System, GB Teaching Tools and GB Leadership Principles.

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Only for those who have completed ICP 2023 Certification by January 30th 2023.
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Being released in 2023. This course will be free for those who have completed ICP 2023 Certification by January 30th.
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WHAT'S NEW

MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE

Register on our website, then download the Mobile app from the App Store to make learning on the go even easier. 

NEW GBF PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Created as a tool to build the population of women who train Jiu-Jitsu. Launching in November of 2022, Stage 2 of the ICP 2023.

ICP HUB EXPERIENCE

We will make content available developed by GB School Owners, shared directly with you through the ICP Hub. Starting in 2023.

REQUIREMENTS

BACKGROUND CHECK & CPR

We only accept background checks issued by Sterling Talent Solutions (link in course). Plus, complete a First Aid/CPR course valid and updated.

IN-PERSON PRACTICAL TRAINING

Required for all blue, purple, and brown belts completing the ICP. Black Belts do not need to complete the Practical Activity Report.

GB FOUNDATIONS PRE-REQ

If you have never taken the ICP or not an ICP 2021 and/or ICP2022 certified Instructror you must complete the GB Foundations Course.

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NEW ICP INSTRUCTORS

ICP 2023 + GB FOUNDATIONS + BONUS "Habits of GB Leaders"

$299

$249

If this is your first time, or you are not an ICP 2021 and/or ICP2022 certified Instructror , you are required to take the GB Foundations program.

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

RETURNING ICP INSTRUCTORS

ICP 2023 LEGACY + BONUS "Habits of GB Leaders"

$249

$199

You may enroll in the ICP 2023 Legacy version if you are an ICP 2021 or ICP 2022 certified instructor.

You are able to fully communicate it to your students our team's history, philosophy, and structure. Review the condensed version, and what's new.

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NEW INSTRUCTORS TAKE THE FULL ICP 2023 + BONUS "Habits of GB Leaders"

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$199

You recently completed GB Foundations but haven't completed the ICP 2021 and/or ICP 2022, get the full course without the Foundations Bundle. 
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ICP 2023 EXPERIENCE

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CALENDAR OVERVIEW

The ICP 2023 was divided into stages to give clarity along the journey for every GB Instructor for both the ICP & ICP Legacy. 
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LEARNING ACTIVITIES

We have developed a Calendar with Recommended Dates for each element of our ICP 2023 learning cycle.
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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 our philosophies, principles and high standards of instruction are met while at the same time focusing on improvements to enhance your instructor toolbox. 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 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?

If you have never taken or  or you are not an ICP 2021 and/or ICP2022 certified Instructror , you must complete the GB Foundations Course.

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 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 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, 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?

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.

8. When will registration for the ICP 2023 begin?

The pre-registration begins on Monday, September 12th, 2022.

9. What are the exclusive bonus material for the Pre-Registration period?

Sept. 12th - 19th - $100 off regular price + Habits of GB Leaders
Sept. 19th - Oct. 3rd - $50 off regular price + Habits of GB Leaders

10. When will the ICP courses begin?

Stage 1: GB Educational Systems - 10/03/2022
  The GB Method
  GB Essentials
  The GB Experience
Stage 2: GB Educational Tools - 11/07/2022
  GBK Program
  GB1 Program
  GB2/3 Programs
  GB Inclusion
Stage 3: GB Leadership Style - 12/05/2022
   Group Engineers
   GB Ethics

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

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

12. Who is eligible to take the ICP 2023 Legacy?

The Legacy version is applicable to the ICP 2021 and/or ICP 2022 certified Instructors.

13. How long is my ICP certificate valid for?

The ICP certificate is valid for up to one year counting from the date of certification approval. The ICP certificate is only approved for instructors who hold the rank of a blue belt or higher.

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?

The following are requirements to successfully complete the ICP and receive your certificate.

  1. Understand all course material offered
  2. Be an active member of a Gracie Barra school.
  3. Pass all quizzes with a grade of 80% or higher.
  4. Complete First Aid / CPR Training (the certificate must be updated and valid).
  5. Successfully pass background check*
  6. Complete Practical Activity Report (non-black belts only)**
  7. 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.
**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 to someone else?

No, your ICP 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?

We offer a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. (NO refunds if you do NOT pass the background check, and NO refunds if you fail to score 80% or higher after 10 attempts on tests)

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?

We are happy to help!

Email us at help@graciebarra.com
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