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Frequently Asked Questions

(1) What is ICP?

The Gracie Barra Instructor Certification Program was developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. as a learning platform dedicated to all Gracie Barra team members to ensure his philosophies, principles and high standards of instruction are met while at the same time focusing on improvements to enhance the instructors tool set. Upon completion of this course, instructors will be provided with a certificate that is valid for up to one year.

With over 5,000 participants from all over the world since it was launched in 2010, the ICP has placed a great contribution on keeping all GB Team members united as one team, defending one shield, in pursuit of one goal: to teach Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.

The ICP is always evolving to reflect the improvements made to the GB Method and innovations to the learning experience of each participant. The use of the most advanced e-learning technologies make the program virtually accessible by all.  

(2) What is new about the ICP6 Revisited?

The ICP6 Revisited is innovating once again by providing each participant a fascinating learning experience directly from Master Carlos Gracie Jr., founder of Gracie Barra. For 10 weeks, you will have the privilege of being a student of Master Carlos studying his way of life, personal philosophies, as well as teaching and leadership styles that have made Gracie Barra the largest Jiu-Jitsu team in the world. 

Updates to the ICP6 Revisited include new GB1 technique videos with Master Carlos Gracie Jr., new adult program curriculums, new video interviews, a new course on Jiu-Jitsu Entrepreneurship, and more!

Please note, the ICP6 Revisited has added a new requirement for instructors in the United States and Canada to successfully complete a background check.  

(3) Who needs to complete a background check?

Instructors that reside in the United States or Canada and instructors registering from GB Schools located in the United States or Canada. 

(4) Why is Gracie Barra requiring a background check for instructors in the United States and Canada?

The background check is one more action taken by Gracie Barra in an effort to increase the safety of GB students and our commitment to excellence. 

(5) How do I request my background check?

You can apply for your background check online by visiting Lesson 1 of Course 1 in the ICP6 Revisited. There is a link to direct you to an online background check application.  

(6) What is the cost for the background check:

For residents of the United States or instructors registering under a GB School in the United States the fee for the background check is $18.50 USD and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. If there is a validated criminal record found in the following states there will be an additional fee added to the original $18.50 USD that the applicant will be responsible for paying. These states are Maine ($20), Vermont ($30), and New York ($65) and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. Sterling Talent Solutions is responsible for running the tests and informing Gracie Barra about the results.  

For residents of Canada or instructors registering under a GB School in Canada the fee for the background check is $25 CDN and it is paid directly to Sterling Talent Solutions. Sterling Talent Solutions is responsible for running the tests and informing Gracie Barra about the results

Background check process may take up to 5 business days.  

(7) What are the disqualifications based on the background check?

A person should be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a Gracie Barra certified instructor if the person has been found guilty of the following crimes:

For purposes of this policy; Guilty shall mean that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilt (regardless of adjudication), or received court directed programs in lieu of conviction.

SEX OFFENSES • All Sex Offenses – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.

FELONIES OR FEDERAL OFFENCES • All Felony or Federal Violence – Regardless of the amount of time since offense. Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc. • All Felony or Federal offenses other than violence or sex within the past 10 years. Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.

PENDING CASES • Individuals found to have pending court cases for any of the disqualifying offenses will be disqualified. If the disposition of the pending case does not meet the criteria for the disqualification as listed above, the individual would then be cleared and reinstated.  

(8) When will registration for the ICP6 Revisited begin?

The pre-registration begins on Monday, March 19th, 2018. Stay tuned as it will bring special discounts and exclusive bonus material.

(9) What are the special discounts and exclusive bonus material for the Pre-Registration period before the course begins?

-10% off GB Regionals (All paid users only) -10% off CIGB (All paid users only) -Free ICP6 Revisited ebook (All paid users only. Delivered at the end of the course)  

Regional restrictions & limited numbers apply:  

-20% off GB1 Kimono (United States & Canada users only. First 100 paid users only.) -10% off all products from the GB Shop Brasil (Brazil users only. First 100 paid users only.) -10% off all products from the GB Shop Oceania (Oceania users only. First 20 paid users only.)

(10) When will the ICP6 Revisited courses begin?

The ICP6 Revisited begins on Monday, April 23, 2017 with Course 1 being released.

(11) Can anyone register for the ICP6 Revisited?

The ICP6 Revisited is restricted for GB team members only and participation/access is conditional based on the approval of the Head Instructor of the GB School that the ICP6 Revisited student registered under. 


(12) How much time do I have to complete the ICP6 Revisited?

You will have access to all the ICP6 Revisited content for 24 weeks.


(13) Can I extend my access to the ICP6 Revisited beyond 24 weeks?

Yes. In case you need more time to complete all program requirements, you can extend your access for another 24 weeks paying an extension fee.


(14) I am currently taking the ICP6, can I upgrade to the ICP6 Revisited?

Anyone who has registered for the ICP6 on or after January 1st, 2018 is eligible to have access to the ICP6 Revisited without any additional cost. Please contact icp@graciebarra.com to request your coupon code. 


(15) How long will the ICP6 Revisited certificate be valid for?

The ICP6 Revisited certificate will be valid for up to one year counting from the date of completion of all program requirements. The ICP6 Revisited certificate will only be issued for instructors who hold the rank of blue belt or higher. .


(16) What are the requirements to complete the ICP6 Revisited?

To complete the ICP6 Revisited and earn the ICP6 Revisited official certificate signed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. you need to complete the following requirements: (I) Be a Gracie Barra Team Member, (II) have the approval of your instructor or approval of the GB School you are registering under, (III) study all 10 courses of the program, (IV) respond correctly at least 70% of the ICP6 Revisited quizzes, (V) complete first aid CPR course, (VI) send practical activity report signed by Head Instructor (applicable to non-black belts only), (VII) successfully pass background check (United States and Canada only).


(17) How much time do I need to dedicate to complete all course requirements?

We recommend 2 hours of studies for each course. Since the ICP6 Revisited has 10 courses, 20 hours should be dedicated to reading the articles, watching the videos and taking the quizzes online. For all non-black belt instructors 32 hours of practical activities must be accomplished as well. Also, if you are not CPR certified, you should allocate about 3 hours to complete First Aid / CPR training and if you are required to complete a background check please allow up to 5 business days for the result.


(18) Can I transfer my ICP6 Revisited membership to someone else?

No, your ICP6 Revisited membership is non-transferable.


(19) If I am unhappy with the course or if I do not pass my background check (United States and Canada only) can I have a refund?

No, ICP6 Revisited membership fees are non-refundable.


(21) Can a White Belt student take the ICP?

Gracie Barra allows White Belt students to register and complete the online portion of the ICP course only but does not provide certification nor will the White Belt student be listed on the Gracie Barra website as an instructor. White Belt students are not permitted to instruct classes at Gracie Barra and therefore cannot complete the Practical Activity Report requirement to become a certified instructor. White Belt students may take the ICP course solely to learn more about the GB Method; not to become a certified Gracie Barra Instructor..


(20) I have a question. Who do I contact for help?

Please email icp@graciebarra.com for any assistance needed.