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.


2018-19 Calendar

Location Type Dates Times Contact
Honolulu NABC BP Teacher Workshop 11/23-11/25 8am-noon (all three days)
Workshop Fee: $125.
Santa Cruz CA BP Teacher Workshop 12/29-12/30, 2018 Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-noon Email:Susan Slinger
Email: Ken Llacera or call 831-426-4949
Houston TX BP Teacher Workshop 2/3-2/4, 2019 Sunday 1-5 p.m., 6-10 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. – noon
Memphis NABC BP Teacher Workshop 3/21-3/23, 2019 Thursday 1-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – noon
Workshop Fee: $125.

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