IPTPA - INTERNATIONAL PICKLEBALL TEACHING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
PickleballEngland recognises the IPTPA Certification curriculum which has 3 levels of Certification. We are working with the IPTPA to schedule Level I and II certification in England during 2019.
Level I Certification ($200 paid to the IPTPA)
“Teach the Teacher Workshop”. A two day eight-hour program based on the new IPTPA Handbook. Participants who complete the workshop to IPTPA standards will be awarded an IPTPA Level I Certificate of Completion and given the designation Certified Pickleball Instructor (CPI). All certified pickleball instructors are certified to introduce pickleball to new players and teach at the beginner skill level. They are also eligible to receive IPTPA’s liability insurance.
Level II Certification ($75 Exam Fee; $75 Observed Teaching Lesson)
The IPTPA Level II program certifies pickleball teaching professionals to work with beginners through intermediate players.
It is a 4 part process starting with an application form, followed by written exam and skills test and finally an observed teaching lesson.
Level III Certification
Coming in 2019 will be a new curriculum and certification program called IPTPA Level III Certification. Graduates of this program will be given the designation Certified Elite Pickleball Teaching Professionals (CEPTP). The CEPTP designation will certify teaching professionals to coach beginner through pro level players. An additional handbook will be developed to emphasize the components of this new curriculum.
Certified coaches pay $120 annually to the IPTPA to be listed on the Certified Members section of the website, receive professional PL insurance and access to all IPTPA content.
Please note that all fees quoted above are charged by IPTPA and paid directly to the IPTPA. PickleballEngland are not involved in the setting of fees.
For more information on the IPTPA visit their website: Official IPTPA website
IPTPA also have Certified Rating Specialists that can assess players ratings. 4 players of the same level need to participate in the same session to get assessed for a particular level.