Become a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

About The Indoor Cycling Certification

The Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification created by real cyclists!

Teaching is an art, however cycling is also very technical. You’ll need to learn both the science and the art in order to become a successful indoor cycling instructor.

Created by John Platero, a 2-Time National Champion, 3-Time Master’s Pan American Gold Medalist and multi-time Senior World Champion in road racing, mountain bike and the track; this Indoor Cycling Certification Course additionally features one of the best cyclists in the world, David Brinton, 1988 Olympian, 4-Time World Champion, 3-Time World Record Holder and 9-National Champion who brings his incredible insight to pedaling technique. These two cyclists provide the “tricks of the trade” along with real life experience on how train on a bicycle.

Become certified to join one of the largest training niches in the world, indoor cycling! From learning correct bike set-up and pedaling techniques to getting the most into each crank revolution, this indoor cycle certification is the most comprehensive training guide to ensure you become a top-rated Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.0 units.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with a valid photo ID and valid CPR card.

What Can You Expect To Learn?

  • The proper gear to enhance you and your clients' ride
  • How to ensure your class participants are set up on their bikes correctly
  • Important exercise physiology associated with cycling
  • The latest riding techniques
  • How to immediately lead your own class the day after you pass your exam

The Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor Course includes:

  • Instructional videos on how to perform and teach the cycling techniques
  • Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor Manual* (PDF file)
  • Final Exam

Exam Information

  • This exam is given via a live proctor through Proctor fee paid at time of scheduling.
  • You will have 6 months to take your exam, after which a late fee will apply.
  • A government photo ID and a valid CPR card are required.
  • You will be given 120 minutes to take the 75 question exam.
  • You must score a 74% or higher to pass.
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.
  • We have an indoor cycling certification manual available to use as a study guide for the exam.

CEUs Accepted by:

Organization CEUs

Course Supplements

Instructional Manual


Study Guide


Sample Test


About the Author

John Platero

John Platero has competed internationally as a cyclist to win over 40 medals in cycling, including two national championships, three gold medals at the Master’s Pan American games and 10 Gold Medals at the Huntsman World Senior Games. He also won a silver and a bronze medal at the Master’s Worlds in Torino, Italy. He has a B.A. in Sports Recreational Management and a dual MSS in Sports Medicine and Health and Fitness with an emphasis in personal training. He has published over 50 articles and been featured on ABC and the LA Times.

David Brinton

Featuring David Brinton: David is a former professional cyclist who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games and is a 4x World Champion. He has also set 3 World Records, won 9 National Championships, and is well known for his cycling skill and diversity. As a boy he won over 100 bicycle motocross trophies and toured Southern California on a freestyle stunt team. Following his retirement from professional competition, he worked as a Hollywood Stuntman jumping cars, crashing, and performing other stunts in more than 120 movies, TV shows, and commercials. David is also an accomplished cycling coach and motivational speaker.

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