ACBL Teacher Certification Programs Overview

Share the game you love by introducing bridge to new players! Bridge teachers are the cornerstone of continuing this great game, and the ACBL understands the importance of being well prepared to teach its complexities.

There are many approaches to facilitating bridge lessons. Read below to learn more about these methods and the certifications available to you.

Select the Program that’s Right for You

The ACBL currently recognizes four teacher certification programs:

ACBL Best Practices Certification Program

The Best Practices Teacher workshop trains teachers on how, rather than what, to teach. It is built around simulations to engage participants in analyzing and practicing as well as giving and receiving feedback on working with students while delivering bridge lessons. Participants have the opportunity to earn ACBL’s Best Teaching Practices Certification by completing a proficiency assessment demonstration after the workshop.

Teachers earning Best Practices Certification receive a special pin and certificate, and are entitled to place the BP Teacher logo on marketing literature as well as have access to special templates for ads, business cards, etc. In addition, they will be distinguished in ACBL’s teacher directory as a Best Practices Teacher.

More info and upcoming workshops

Contact education@acbl.org for more information

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Better Bridge Accreditation Program

The Better Bridge Accreditation Program is managed by Audrey Grant’s Better Bridge organization. Grant has developed teaching methods and the new Bridge Basics series of books to assist teachers in introducing players to duplicate.

The Better Bridge accreditation can be taken both live and online. Click the link below for more information.

Better Bridge

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Easybridge! Accredited Presenters Program

Easybridge! is a full marketing program designed to start a new club game by recruiting primarily brand new players and social bridge players to duplicate. The participants learn as they play. The lessons are designed to create a new club game and the program is best suited to bridge teachers who are club managers. The Easybridge! teacher-training program is administered by popular teacher and club owner, Marti Ronemus.

Easybridge! Presenters are trained through a mail-order course and a telephone follow-up test. Presenter manuals and mini-lessons are available for three levels of study.

Contact Marti Ronemus for more information, mronemus@comcast.net

Easybridge!

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Learn Bridge in A Day?® Instructor Accreditation

This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD.

Teachers wishing to be accredited must complete the following two requirements:

1) Serve as a Table Mentor at an LBIAD seminar led by Patty Tucker, and

2) Attend a two-hour LBIAD Teacher Training event presented by Whirlwind Bridge.

Teacher Training will include information on organizing and marketing LBIAD as well as maximizing retention rates, writing effective grant requests and the presentation of the seminar. LBIAD Instructor Accreditation is offered at NABCs and other Whirlwind Bridge events.

Please contact Patty Tucker for more information, Patty@whirlwindbridge.com

Whirlwind Bridge

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Benefits of the Accreditation Programs

Upon completion of any of these programs, teachers will be recognized as certified by the ACBL* and receive these benefits:

  • A listing on the ACBL’s online Find a Teacher directory. Apply here.
  • A $100 gift certificate for Baron Barclay for every 25 new members recruited during a calendar year.
  • A $500 bonus check for every 100 new members recruited (no time restrictions).
  • An invitation to the ACBL’s Teacher/Club Manager Thank You Reception at each NABC

*We also recognize ABTA Members including Master Teachers, and teachers accredited through the former ACBL TAP program.