Certification FAQs

This page includes questions and links that address the most common questions. If you need further assistance regarding certification, continuing education and certification renewal, please contact us.

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What is SpinU?

SpinU is the Spinning® learning dashboard where you can access all of the courses you’re enrolled in, view your CECs, and download certificates of completion.

How do I log in?

Log in here using the same email address that you used to purchase your Spinning course.
A new SpinU website was launched in September 2020. If you haven’t logged into the new website, use the Forgot Password link to set a new password.

Note: If you live in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, please log in on the EMEA site at:


How do I become a Certified Spinning® Instructor?

Join our global network of Certified Spinning® Instructors who change lives every day. Start by choosing the certification and the delivery method that’s right for you. Live Certifications are led by a Master Instructor in a group setting, Live Virtual Certifications bring the Master Instructor to your home or studio via Zoom, and Online Certifications allow you to complete the entire course on your own, at your own pace. Learn about the Certifications offered here, and use the Find a Training page to search and sign up.

What is the difference between a Spinning® Instructor Certification and other indoor cycling certifications?

Designed for everyone, the Spinning® Instructor Certification was created to advance your career and attract more students with an exciting, effective and safe activity. When you join our global network of Certified Spinning® Instructors led by the Spinning® Master Instructor team, you have access to all the latest resources you need to help you create classes, epic rides or enhance your coaching skills. We also offer the widest variety of continuing education options including workshops, online courses, home studies, fitness conferences and newsletter quizzes.

How many attempts will I have to pass the online exam?

If at first you don't succeed, try again. (Don't forget to use your Digital Study Guide.) You are allowed two attempts to pass the exam. After that, a $50 retest fee applies for each additional attempt.

Do I need to pass the exam in order to begin teaching?

This is at the discretion of the facility where you work, but we recommend that you earn your certification before you begin teaching. It's also a good idea to earn your CPR/AED/First Aid certification as well. However, we suggest you work with an experienced Certified Spinning® Instructor until you are certified and ready to teach on your own.

How can I access my Spinning® Instructor Certificate?

Once you have completed the Certification course and passed the online exam, you will be able to access your digital certificate through your SpinU account.

How do I become a Level 2 (Advanced) or a Level 3 (Elite) certified Spinning® Instructor?

When you earn your first Spinning® Instructor Certification, you will have Level 1 status. When you complete a subsequent certification, you will advance to the next level. Read all about the different certifications here.

What if I already have a non-Spinning® indoor cycling certification, but want to enter into the Spinning® Certification Pathway?

Our bridge program was created to allow individuals with a recognized indoor cycling certification to “bridge over" to Spinning® to become certified in the Spinning® philosophy and progress seamlessly through the pathway. Once you complete this program, you are considered Spinning® certified. Those interested in going through the bridge program must first provide proof of a valid certification.

What is the difference between Spinning® Instructor Certification and SPIN® membership?

Spinning® Instructor Certification is the credential you earn after completing a Spinning® Instructor Certification course. This certification is valid for two years.

SPIN® membership is an annual benefits program. SPIN® members receive monthly benefits and discounts from not only Spinning®, but also at Peak Pilates®, CrossCore®, Resist-A-ball®, Ugi® and our growing list of partners.

How old do I need to be to certify with Spinning®?

You need to be 18 or older to participate in our certification. If you are under the age of 18 please have a Parent or Guardian complete the Waiver/NDA prior to attending your training. MDA Waiver/NDA for Minors MDA Waiver/NDA for Minors and please submit this Waiver/NDA to

Is my certification valid outside of my home state or country?

Yes, the Spinning® Instructor Certification is globally recognized, so you can teach at any Official Spinning® Facility on the planet! However, should you relocate or decide to teach in a different country, be mindful to research the local government and health ministry regulations to determine if any additional certification requirements are needed.


What are SPIN® Continuing Education Credits (CECs)?

SPIN® CECs are the Spinning® program-related continuing education credits you must earn in order to maintain your certification. A minimum of 14 CECs is required every two years. Learn all about the variety of ways to earn CECs here.

If I earn more than 14 CECs in a two-year period, do my CECs roll over?

No, CECs do not carry over into the next renewal period. They are valid only during the certification period in which they were earned.

Can I earn SPIN® CECs for continuing education through other organizations?

Yes, you can petition to receive credit for workshops and courses completed through other educational organizations for a small fee. The course content must be directly applicable to your role as a Spinning® Instructor, and the course instructor must be qualified in the topic of the course. Petitioned courses must be earned within your renewal period, and you cannot submit the same course more than once within a single renewal period. Learn more about the petition process here.

Can I submit my CPR/AED and First Aid cards for SPIN® CECs?

Yes, you can earn 1 SPIN® CEC for CPR/AED courses and 1 SPIN® CEC for First Aid courses that you complete during your Spinning® certification period. CPR/AED and First Aid courses can only be submitted once per certification period.

What is the difference between certification renewal and the Recertification Course?

Certification renewal is required every two years. You become eligible to renew once you have accumulated 14 Current SPIN® CECs during that renewal period*. When you renew, you will receive an updated Spinning® Instructor Certificate.

The Recertification course is an option for those who have not earned enough CECs to renew or have let their certification lapse. It’s a comprehensive online course that provides all 14 CECs needed for renewal. Upon successful completion of the course and the exam, your Spinning® Instructor Certification will be renewed for two years from the date you passed the Recertification exam.