IPMBA Training

About the Courses

IPMBA offers internationally recognized Certification and Training Courses. These courses were developed by experts in the fields of police, EMS, and security cycling, and are used by public safety agencies around the world. This training, delivered to thousands of public safety cyclists each year by IPMBA’s cadre of certified Instructors, provides skills for safe and effective use of the bicycle in police, EMS, and security work.  Download a brochure


Be prepared for the street! This essential training combines Emergency Vehicle Operations for bike officers with patrol procedures, tactics, night operations, scenarios, and basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs. Learn to ride like a pro, avoid crashes, and use your bike to foil the bad guys every time. Off-road riding and bike-specific live-fire exercises may be added at the instructor’s discretion.

Curriculum Overview: Police Cyclist Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites: Law enforcement officer; basic bicycle-handling skills; good physical condition

Required Equipment: Police Cyclist Course Equipment List

Testing Procedure: Written and practical

Certification: IPMBA Police Cyclist Certification is available to licensed law enforcement officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.

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Be first on scene!  Nothing moves more swiftly through a crowd than a bike medic responding to a call for help.  However you use your bike fleet, this essential emergency vehicle operations course will improve your response times and help you meet your goals.  Learn to select and pack equipment, maneuver a fully loaded bike, and perform basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs.  Course includes night operations, scenarios, and defensive measures.  Off-road riding/search and rescue exercises may be added at the instructor’s discretion.   

Curriculum Overview:  EMS Cyclist Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites:  EMS professional/first responder; basic bicycle-handling skills; good physical condition

Required Equipment: EMS Cyclist Course Equipment List

Testing Procedure: Written and practical

Certification: IPMBA EMS Cyclist Certification is available to qualified EMS personnel who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.


Protect your beat!  This course is designed for non-law enforcement security personnel who patrol a wide array of facilities.  It produces confident, competent, and effective personnel who operate in a safe manner and reduce departmental liability.  Learn how to ride like a pro, avoid crashes, and safely and effective patrol all corners of your beat.  Course includes night operations, scenarios, basic maintenance, and on-the road repairs.  Off-road riding and bike-specific live-fire exercises may be added at the instructor’s discretion.

Curriculum Overview:  Security Cyclist Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites:  Non-law enforcement patrol officer (security, code enforcement, Explorer, etc.); basic bicycle-handling skills; good physical condition  

Required Equipment: Security Cyclist Course Equipment List

Testing Procedure: Written and practical

Certification: IPMBA Security Cyclist Certification is available to qualified patrol personnel who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.


Riding a bike is not as easy as…riding a bike.  Public safety cyclists must learn how to ride both technically and tactically.  This intense course will equip you with the skills to teach public safety cyclists how to use their bikes safely and effectively.  Through in-class presentations, on-bike drills, mock teaching sessions, and peer and self-critiques, you will learn to identify and correct improper technique; assist students in overcoming difficulties; and incorporate various methods of instruction into the IPMBA courses.  This course is often described by graduates as one of the most challenging and rewarding classes of their careers.

Curriculum Overview:  Instructor Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites: Current IPMBA Police, EMS, or Security certified membership; good physical condition; see details at Become an Instructor

Required Equipment: Instructor Course Equipment List

Testing Procedure:  Basic knowledge and skills assessment; written and practical; oral presentations

Certification: IPMBA Instructor Certification is available to qualified Police, EMS, and Security personnel who pass the written and practical tests and oral presentations.

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Think you don’t need a bike-mounted mobile field force?  Think again.  Social media helps spawn crowds — some unruly — and bike officers are uniquely qualified to handle them.  And who better than a bike medic to ensure prompt medical attention is rendered if a team member or bystander is injured?  Whether you are preparing for political events, parties and raves, or just expecting your team to make it to the championship, this course will prepare you to manage your crowds and ensure prompt patient care in crowd situations.  Practical exercises include formations, single- and double-column riding, arrest/rescue techniques, squad withdrawal, and gas mask drills, complete with smoke and noise!  An IPMBA Conference Exclusive!

Curriculum Overview:  IPMBA Bicycle Response Team Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites:  Current IPMBA membership; law enforcement officer or EMS provider; completion of the IPMBA PC/EMSC Course or approved equivalent; good physical condition   

Required Equipment:  Bicycle Response Team Training Equipment List

Certification:  IPMBA Bicycle Response Team Training Certificates of Completion are available to qualified Police and EMS personnel who complete the course requirements.


 Do your bikes take a beating?  Having an in-house maintenance officer translates into less bicycle downtime, fewer expensive repairs, and safer, longer-lasting bicycles.  This hands-on course will provide you with the skills to maintain your fleet and perform all but the most technical repairs.  The curriculum emphasizes preventive maintenance, general repairs, and overhaul of component groups.  You will also learn fleet management principles and documentation methods.  Bring your bike and tools and prepare to overhaul! 

Curriculum Overview:  IPMBA Maintenance Officer Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites: Current IPMBA membership; basic maintenance experience and aptitude

Required Tools: Maintenance Officer Course Tool List

Testing Procedure: Written and practical

Certification:  IPMBA Maintenance Officer Certification is available to qualified public safety personnel who pass the written and practical tests.


Want to more fully incorporate your bike team into EMS response?  The EMSC II will broaden your horizons!  Topics include all-weather and low-light cycling, emergency repair, advanced load placement and carrying devices, event planning, interagency operations, search and rescue, and advanced skill development.  An IPMBA Conference Exclusive!

Curriculum Overview:  IPMBA EMS Cyclist II Course Curriculum Overview (coming soon)

Prerequisite:  Current IPMBA membership; EMS provider; completion of the IPMBA EMS Cyclist Course or approved equivalent; good physical condition   

Required Equipment:  EMS Cyclist II Course Equipment List

Testing Procedure:  Written and practical

Certification:  IPMBA EMS Cyclist II Certification is available to qualified public safety personnel who pass the written and practical tests.


This fast-paced course will enhance your technical skills through obstacle courses and off-road riding, teach you maintenance and bike fit tips, introduce you to special event planning and search-and-rescue, and enable you to apply your skills in real-world scenarios. 

Curriculum Overview:  IPMBA Police-EMS-Security Cyclist II Course Curriculum Overview (coming soon)

Prerequisite:  Current IPMBA membership; law enforcement officer, EMS provider, or security personnel; completion of the IPMBA PC/EMSC/SC Course or approved equivalent; good physical condition   

Required Equipment:  Coming Soon

Testing Procedure:  Written and practical

Certification:  IPMBA Police-EMS-Security Cyclist II Certificates of Completion are available to qualified public safety personnel who pass the written and practical tests.


Become one with your bike. Three days with IPMBA and Mad March Racing (MMR) will improve and enhance your bike handling skills to the point at which you can ride it almost subconsciously, enabling you to focus on the situation at hand.  You will participate in skill-building drills in both urban and off-road environments, and apply them in dynamic scenarios involving police, EMS, and security response to on-duty situations. Simunitions® or Airsoft ® will be used. An IPMBA Conference Exclusive! 

Curriculum Overview:  IPMBA-MMR Core Skills and Scenarios Clinic Curriculum Overview (coming soon)

Prerequisites:  Current IPMBA membership; law enforcement officer, EMS provider, or security personnel; completion of the IPMBA PC/EMSC/SC Course or approved equivalent; good physical condition   

Required Equipment:  IPMBA-MMR Core Skills and Scenarios Clinic Equipment List

Certification:  IPMBA-MMR Core Skills and Scenarios Clinic Certificates of Completion are available to qualified public safety personnel who complete the course requirements.


Defend yourself!  Krav Maga offers practical self-defense techniques that can bring resolution to use-of-force situations and non-lethal force tactics that may provide alternatives to deadly force.  This course includes defensive measures on and off the bike, weapon retention, hostage situations, and more.  Single, partner, and team officer drills will be practiced. An IPMBA Conference Exclusive!

Curriculum Overview:  Krav Maga for Public Safety Cyclists Curriculum Overview (coming soon)

Prerequisites:  Current IPMBA membership; law enforcement officer, EMS provider, or security personnel; completion of the IPMBA PC/EMSC/SC Course or approved equivalent; good physical condition   

Required Equipment:  Krav Maga for Public Safety Cyclists Equipment List

Certification:  Krav Maga for Public Safety Cyclists Certificates of Completion are available to qualified public safety personnel who complete the course requirements.