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Instructor Certification Course (ICP) Deadlines

December 30, 2014

Only 30 More Days to Qualify for Blue Belt for July 2015 Participation

The Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program (ICP) is broken down into multiple phases (Gracie Combatives mastery, Online Instructor Training, etc.) the most important of which is the Live Evaluation that takes place at Gracie Academy Headquarters in Torrance, CA. The next available Live Evaluation will take place July 23-25, 2015.

If you are interested in attending the scheduled Live Evaluation, you must pass the Blue Belt test, with a score of 90 or greater, and enroll in the ICP no later than March 15, 2015. Here are the most important dates to be aware of.

FEBRUARY 1 - Blue Belt Qualification Deadline
February 1 is the last day for you to upload your videos to demonstrate your Gracie Combatives proficiency by submitting the technical Blue Belt Qualification Test. If you pass with a score of 90 or greater, you will need to submit the ICP Online Inquiry immediately thereafter. If you do not score 90 or greater, you will not be eligible to attend the ICP Live Evaluation scheduled for JULY 2015, and you will have to wait until the JANUARY 2016 Live Evaluation.

MARCH 1 - Application Submission Deadline (Part A)
Once your inquiry has been approved, you will need to submit Application Part A by March 1st at the latest. Once a background check has been conducted, and your application is cleared, you will immediately have to submit Part B.

MARCH 15 - Application Submission Deadline (Part B)
Once your Application Part A has been approved, you will need to pay the remaining tuition to get access to the Online Instructor Course by March 15 at the latest. Once you do that you will be given full access to the 52 ONLINE VIDEOS.

60 Days From Acceptance -Teaching Proficiency Videos (TPV) Submission Deadline
Upon getting access to the 52 online videos, you have 60 days to learn the material and submit/upload the five Teaching Proficiency Videos to demonstrate your knowledge of the most important skills learned in the Online ICP Course. All videos must be submitted within 60 days upon getting access or by May 15, 2015, whichever deadline comes first.

JULY 23-25, 2015 - Live Evaluation at Headquarters
Assuming you pass the TPV test, you will be invited out to Gracie Academy Headquarters for a Live Evaluation with the Gracies. Passing the Live Evaluation qualifies you to establish a Certified Training Center and begin teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

To learn more about the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program, click here.