The first step in obtaining a Training Certification is to become a member of the IFP. The second step is to then select the certification workshop for the Certification Level you wish to obtain.
The IFP Academy offers many Certifications. Just as important, we offer Continual Education ONLINE Courses to continue to add proficiency and new things to your teaching ability. Please see below for more information:
Please Note: Certification and Training pricing will be coming soon. Target date is July 1, 2020.
This is a (3) hour course and trains individuals to be able to teach Beginners and those new to the sport. Requirement: (3) months of Pickleball experience. Note: For those with a background in racket/paddle sports an ‘IFP Training Certified’ workshop is available to exempt you from the (3) month requirement.
This is a (7) hour course that allows individuals that are proficient in Pickleball mechanics and strategy to teach individuals up through the Intermediate Advanced level (3.0 – 3.9 Skill level). Requirement: (6) months of Pickleball experience. 3.5+ Skill-level. Note: For those with a background in racket/paddle sports an ‘IFP Training Certified’ workshop is available to exempt you from the (6) month requirement.
For those interested in improving their teaching abilities or for those that have a background in other racket/paddle sports that want to ‘exempt’ from the (6) month requirement required for the IFP Certified Instructor or (3) month requirement for the IFP Teaching Certified. This is a (2) day course (3-days are available too). This allows you to shadow an IFP Certified Instructor – Pro Instructor over a 2 or 3 day instructional camp.
These are (1) hour rating sessions to provide individuals a proficiency level rating in Pickleball mechanics and strategy. It follows the standard 2.0 – 6.0 rating standards.
These are online ‘Continual Education Courses’ to provide additional understanding and proficiency in specific areas of the game.
At each course completion, you will receive an ‘IFP Proficiency Certification’ for each specific topic.
VIRTUAL 'VIDEO CONFERENCING' AND 'Q&A' TRAINING
The Virtual Video Conferencing Training sessions fall under our ‘Continual Education’ department. These sessions are once a month and are hosted by one or more of our Pro-level Certified Instructor Clinicians. They are available to all IFP Certified Teachers and Instructors at no charge.
These sessions each month will have a primary topic of conversation (advertised prior to the event) along with a 'Questions & Answer' (Q&A) time. The Q&A time will allow you to pick the brains of our Lead Instructors.