The IBFI’s certification system is built on qualifications achieved through the organisation’s common syllabus, which is agreed by leading bike fit educators around the world.
The IBFI’s common syllabus was created alongside experienced education providers from across the globe and continues to be developed by the organisation’s education committee.
This ensures that the syllabus is owned and run by the industry, allowing education providers from across the world to have their say on what is taught in bike fitting education.
Prior to the common syllabus, IBFI certification was based on a credit system earned through education experiences and use of technology.
To help existing, experienced fitters transition over to the new certification system, this credit-based system will still be accessible until the end of 2023.
Depending on the certification level identified by the credit system, a fitter will be able to skip in-person modules up to and including the identified level. However, they must go back and complete the online modules within a specified timeframe in order to maintain their current level of certification.
Recognised education providers are encouraged to offer discounted online modules for legacy IBFI members and those accessing recognised prior learning.