NFPA Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification

Online Course

The NFPA Cycling Instructor Certification course is designed for individuals who have a passion for providing a positive exercise experience in an indoor cycling class. This program utilizes various cycling programs/techniques to create a well- rounded cycle instructor who can instruct a class from beginner to advanced.
Topics include:  anatomy and kinesiology, exercise science, bike set-up, safe and effective cycle class design, cycling techniques for endurance, speed and strength, choreography/sample cycle workout, motivation techniques, and much more!

Course Includes:

Test When You’re Ready – Complete examination anytime within 6 months from enrollment
Study at Your Own Pace - Course Study Guidelines and Completion Schedule to stay on track
All Learning Materials Included

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and explain proper bike setup, riding alignment, and safety considerations.
  • Explain and practice warm up and cool down.
  • Distinguish basic indoor cycling class techniques and music.
  • Construct and employ different indoor cycle classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced level participants.
  • Reading your class to give modifications when needed, pull back when needed and push harder when needed.
  • Apply cueing and coaching techniques on the bike.
  • Prepare and demonstrate an example of an indoor cycling class.
  • Identify various cycle related injuries and describe how to avoid them.
  • Knowledge of muscle function as well as exercise science related to indoor cycling.
  • Encourage proper hydration as well as nutrition.
  • Present appropriate flexibility exercises

Course Topics include:

  • Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Injury prevention & safety issues
  • Bike set up and body alignment
  • Teaching skills & class development
  • Flexibility
  • Motivation
  • Sports Nutrition


Learning Format:

  • Indoor Cycling Instructor Manual, video lessons, and online exam.  Submit each block online.   


Completion Time:

  • Self-paced, self-study, completion of exam within 6 months of purchase.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must obtain a CPR/AED card before IC certificate can be issued. 
  • CPR/AED card can be submitted via mail or electronically.


Exam Requirement:  

  • Passing a final exam with 85% or higher.   There is a retest fee of $75.00.
  • After successful completion with a passing score of 85% or greater, you will receive a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor certificate.