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Instructor Membership

Instructor Membership

To obtain your 2017 CAN-BIKE Annual Membership, please complete the below information and then click ‘submit’ . There is an option to include a passport style photo within the form, if you wish for it to appear on your membership card.


2017 Instructor Quiz, click here.

Once we have confirmed your status, access to the Instructor Manual and all it’s relevant documents will be provided.

*All instructors must have obtained a Criminal Record Check, either through their municipal employer, or independently. If one is needed, we can provide the service for Cycling Canada instructors and coaches only, for $25. Please click here to apply.

For specific fees, click here.

Participant Insurance

Participant Insurance

Independent Instructors are eligible to obtain participant coverage through Cycling Canada, at a much lower rate than if one went to a private insurance company. All certified CAN-BIKE instructors are required to have obtained their annual membership through Cycling Canada prior to delivering any scheduled course. Without this annual membership, one’s certification is held in void until done so, and should not be hired or contracted to deliver a CAN-BIKE course until they have provided proof.

Municipalities and service providers are also able to obtain additional insurance through Cycling Canada. If they do not require insurance coverage for their participants, a Certificate of Insurance must be provided to show proof of insurance.

*Application forms should be submitted to the National CAN-BIKE administrators, no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled course delivery date. Application Form: Educational Instructional Program (PDF)

For more information on our National Insurance Program, click here.

For specific fees, click here.

 

Instructor Forum

Instructor Forum

If you don’t already have a Google+ account, create a profile and then search within the “Communities” tab for the CAN-BIKE Instructors community. It is set as private for certified CB Instructors only, so you must “ask to join“.

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Instructor Materials

Instructor Materials

All materials are now obtained through the shared drive, and provided access once instructors have completed the membership requirements. Please refer to the ‘Instructor Membership’ tab, or email canbike@cyclingcanada.ca for more information.

Instructor Certification

This intensive workshop totaling 12 hours, certifies Level 4 graduates who are recommended to become instructors. The workshop includes riding tests and refreshers, principles of adult education, risk management and other subjects needed to effectively organize all courses in the CAN-BIKE program. After registering, participants receive a topic that they will present on the second day of the workshop. Participants complete a second series of written and on-bike tests following the workshop.

The CAN-BIKE Skills Instructor Course is presented by either a CAN-BIKE National Examiner or Master Instructor.

Participant requirements:

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and have previously completed the Level 4 course, with an 80% or better mark on the written exam, handling skills, and road tests. Participants must be an experienced rider with demonstration competence; have some teaching experience or training, and recommended to have previously shadow-taught with a certified instructor, any CAN-BIKE course. Each participant will need a bicycle in safe operating condition and a bicycle helmet.

Pre-Workshop Requirements:

Qualifying participants receive the CAN-BIKE Instructor Manual, to familiarize themselves with its contents before the workshop starts.

Workshop Outline:

  • Workshop Introduction, Icebreaker(s), Introductions.
  • Learning Principles.
  • Adult Learning Styles.
  • Effective Learning.
  • Risk Management.
  • Effective Feedback.
  • Challenging Participants.
  • Effective Teaching.
  • Pre-course Preparations.
  • Comprehensive CAN-BIKE Curriculum.
  • Traffic Dynamics.
  • Equipment, Handling Skills, Group Ride.
  • Special Topics.
  • Instructors’ Responsibilities.
  • Instructor’s Exam.
  • The Road Ahead.
  • Wrap-up.

Post-Workshop Requirements:

  • Essay examination.
  • Riding examination.

CAN-BIKE Level 1/2 Instructor

CAN-BIKE Junior Instructors are certified in the delivery of Level 1 and 2 courses, and may co-deliver Level 3 and 4 courses under the supervision of a certified CAN-BIKE Instructor, Master Instructor or National Examiner.

CAN-BIKE Level 1/2 Instructor qualifications:

  • should be an experienced rider with demonstrable competence;
  • some teaching experience or training is desirable;
  • must take and pass the Level 4 course;
  • is a member in good standing with Cycling Canada
  • must have current Standard First Aid/CPR (AED)
  • must have a current Criminal Record Check

National Examiners and Master Instructors

These are the approved criteria, if a certified CAN-BIKE Instructor wishes to be promoted to the next level of expertise:

Master Instructor (must have):

  1. Must be a certified CAN-BIKE Instructor
  2. Must have their current *Standard First Aid/CPR (AED)
  3. Must have a current Criminal Record Check
  4. Must have taught at least six (6) Level 4 courses over the past three (3) years
  5. Will have co-instructed at least two (2) Instructor courses with a National Examiner or Master Instructor
  6. Able to demonstrate cycling skills that are equal to or more advanced level than those at the instructor level
  7. Will provide the national office a cycling specific resume
  8. A cover letter explaining why it is you wish to become a Master Instructor
  9. Will provide a letter of reference from a National Examiner

**Once all has been completed, a call for nomination will be conducted through the National CAN-BIKE Selection Committee, where a final decision will be made. 

National Examiner (must have):

  1. Must have current Standard First Aid/CPR (AED)
  2. Must have a current Criminal Record Check
  3. Must have taught at least three (3) Instructor courses as a Master Instructor over the past three (3) years
  4. Will have taken the Cycling Canada “Lets Ride” certification
  5. Will provide the national office a cycling specific resume
  6. Able to demonstrate cycling skills that are equal to or more advanced level than those at the Master Instructor level
  7. A cover letter explaining why it is you wish to become a National Examiner
  8. Will provide a letter of reference from a National Examiner

**Once all has been completed, a call for nomination will be conducted through the National CAN-BIKE Selection Committee, where a final decision will be made.