Mechanic Certification & Graduate Benefits
UBI is the most respected training institute in the bicycle industry. For this reason, there are more graduates from UBI working in the field than any other national mechanics school. We are proud of this record and continue to expand and improve our curriculum as technology changes.
UBI offers two types of certificate programs. Our Certificate of Completion is awarded to all students who successfully attend every class session and complete all required course work. This certificate is available for every class we offer. For those who wish to be employed in the bicycle industry, or for experienced mechanics who would like advanced certification, we offer our Certified Bicycle Technician program. This certificate means the student has passed a rigorous testing procedure and has been certified by United Bicycle Institute to be proficient in the given discipline.
Those students who do not wish to be tested, or who take the test and do not receive a passing grade, will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Our Certified Bicycle Technician program is available through our Professional Repair and Shop Operation class and Advanced Mechanics Seminars. We also offer a special certificate, in conjunction with DT Swiss, to successful graduates of our UBI and DT Swiss Certified Advanced Wheel Building Seminar.
Special Graduate Tool Discount
For each UBI class you complete, you receive a special purchase discount from United Bicycle Supply, allowing you to purchase tools at near wholesale prices. With the discount, students are able to buy tools at a price that most bicycle shops pay.