Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Indoor Cycling

NCCA Accredited

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.0 units.

The Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification created by real cyclists! If you're passionate about cycling and like to help others, this is the certification for you!

Teaching is an art, however cycling is also very technical. You will need to be familiar with 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.

This is an entry level certification for students to safely and effectively teach indoor cycling in a class format or one-on-one training.

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

Purpose:The purpose of the Indoor Cycling (CICI) credential is to demonstrate that candidates have met established criteria for indoor cycling instructors established by the NCCPT.

For more information go to the candidate handbook.

If you would like to take your exam at Prometric and do not need any study materials, choose CICI Exam Only. For optional study materials, choose from the packages below.

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CICI Packages | Study Materials Exam Only* Online
Study Materials*
Online Premium
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Indoor Cycling Manual - (PDF)

Sample Test (PDF)

Study Guide (PDF)




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*Packages include one exam attempt, but do not include proctoring fee paid separately to proctor service.

What Can You Expect To Learn From The Study Materials?

  • 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

Exam Information

  • There are no prerequisites to take the exam. The NCCPT recommends that you adequately prepare before attempting your exam the first time. We will even provide you with a list of open resources you can utilize to prepare.
  • 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 exam.
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.

CEUs Accepted by:

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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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