Get Certified

USSEA Certified Skateboard Educators have passed through rigorous training to show prospective students, parents, and skateboard programs that you have achieved high-quality training.

As part of this training, you will achieve: 

  • Proficiency regarding skateboard safety
  • Lesson delivery
  • Movement analysis
  • Are up-to-date on the best-developed tools to deliver an engaging, fun, and informative lesson from day one. 

USSEA seeks to empower skateboard educators and help them deliver safer, engaging, and more exciting learning experiences for their students. We work with skateboard educators and help them to focus on developing relationships that last a lifetime and build learning pathways that enable students to achieve their skateboarding goals at their unique pace while promoting safety.

Through careful training and innovative methodology, we inspire skateboarding instructors in their pursuit of professionalism, creativity, and compassion to help their students learn to skateboard.

The USSEA certification process uses a multifaceted approach to educate and evaluate candidates by evaluating them in the following areas:

Safety Practices

Ability to create connections with students

Demonstration of skills within Level I teaching progression

Teaching Methodology

Progression Building

Movement Analysis & Feedback

Technical understanding

Fun in Learning

Lesson Organization & Group Management

Managing Student & Parent Expectations

Safety Practices

Ability to create connections with students

Demonstration of skills within Level I teaching progression

Teaching Methodology

Progression Building

Movement Analysis & Feedback

Technical understanding

Fun in Learning

Lesson Organization & Group Management

Managing Student & Parent Expectations

Skateboard schools are led by educators dedicated to delivering quality lessons for their students. By utilizing USSEA as a baseline for your instructor training ensures your staff is: 

  • Capable and inspired
  • Evaluate safety and risk routinely
  • Deliver empowering and inspiring lesson experiences
  • Make the learning process fun for students and parents

Happy, skilled, and properly certified skateboard educators have an enduring impact on their students. USSEA works in coordination with skateboard schools and their staff to achieve this lasting and positive imprint. 

Certification Pathways

Level I (Intermediary)

USSEA Skateboard Educator Certification achieved by completing our online learning courses.

Level II (Full Certification)

USSEA Skateboard Educator Certification requiring an in-person exam led by a USSEA trainer.

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Educator Application

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Learn to Skateboard Day (LTS Day)

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