ACBL Teacher Certification Program Overview

  • Begin with taking the Basic Bridge Knowledge Test before participating in a Best Practices Teacher Workshop (minimum of 70% score required)
  • Learn teaching techniques in a Best Practices Teacher Workshop
  • Earn the Best Practices certification through passing a Proficiency Demonstration (participation in Workshop required)

Best Practices (BP) Teacher Workshop

This contemporary workshop is the centerpiece of ACBL’s new Teacher Certificate Program. It instructs participants on the Best Teaching Practices recommended and validated by over 400 bridge teachers in a recent survey. Training focuses on how, rather than what, to teach.

The Workshop is built around simulations used to engage participants in analyzing and practicing techniques as well as giving and receiving feedback while delivering bridge lessons. Participants may opt to demonstrate their Best Practices proficiency and earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices Teacher through successfully completing demonstrations conducted at the conclusion of the Workshop (additional $25 fee required).

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.

The Workshop may be held over two full days or three half-days.

Participants must be at least 15 years old to take the workshop.

Thanks to a program from the Educational Foundation, TAP and Best Practices certified teachers can get a special deal on workshop fees. The foundation will pay a partial rebate for costs over $50. The rebate will be automatically refunded to your record of payment after the workshop. The amount charged over the first $50 will be reimbursed (maximum $75 repayment).

2020 Calendar

Location Type Dates Times Contact
St Louis MO NABC BP Teacher Workshop 3/11-3/13, 2021 Thursday 1-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.- noon; Proficiency demonstration slots will be scheduled Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Registration opens November 2, 2020.
Workshop Fee: $125.
education@acbl.org

Please contact education@acbl.org for more information