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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.