Certification Program

Teacher Certification Outline

To teach the I.D.A exam curriculum, obtain access to the syllabus material and enter your students into exams, you must be a certified teacher the the I.D.A Society.
There are two different ways to become certified in I.D.A

All sessions will take place at I.D.A International Dance Academy.
1547 Huronontario St, Missisauga ON L5G 3H7

Virtual options are available.

Stream 1 – Certified Ballet Teacher Training Program 

As a prerequisite you must be a certified ballet teacher to attend this four day intensive course. The Certified Ballet Teacher Training Program (BTTP) consists of four hours of daily instruction on exam material and class discussion. There are three different session options in the summer months of July and August. Proof of certification must be submitted to be enrolled in this program. This course can also be taken online via zoom or in studio at I.D.A.

Recognized Certifications

  • National Ballet School of Canada Teacher Training Program Diploma
  • Royal Academy of Dance Associate
  • Cecchetti Associate
  • Russian Society Associate
  • Alternate Teaching Accreditations will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, upon review
Stream 2 – Teacher Training Certificate Program 

Designed for the aspiring teacher, this four week program (Teacher Training Certificate Program – TTCP) is designed to train and certify applicants. Mentorship in diverse teaching skills and shared knowledge culminate in an examination for teaching certification in the I.D.A. Syllabus grades 1-8. Upon successful completion of this certification and 1 year of examination submissions to I.D.A. the teacher then may apply to complete the professional level certification.   

***The Certification process is cumulative, building from Grade 1. For example, if you wish to teach Grade 8 you must first be certified in all previous grades 1 – 7. Each grade serves as a prerequisite to the next and is taught as an individual course.

I.D.A. Grade Syllabus

I.D.A. Certification Levels


Associate Teacher Certificate

Grades 1-8


Professional Associate Teacher Certificate

Grades 1-8 & Professional level 1 &2


Elite Associate Teacher/Examiner
All Levels | Examiner Certification

*By invitation only