Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile with Proficiency

Level I and Level II Training Sessions

Presenters: Tracey West, chair of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, and the Certified ICP Training Team

Target audience: Preschool coordinators, administrators, professional development (PD) providers, coaches, data assessors, and researchers

About the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP): Created by Dr. Elena Soukakou, the ICP is a structured observation rating scale designed to assess the quality of classroom practices in early childhood settings that support the developmental needs of children 2½ - 5 years old with disabilities. Read more...

FPG offers two levels of training and certification on the ICP.

Level I Training: Overview Session

This 3-hour overview session (1:00-4:00 PM) provides basic information on how to administer and score the ICP. Attendees of the Level I: Overview Session will receive FPG’s Certificate of Attendance for the ICP Overview Training. Participants who receive this certification may use the measure in their classrooms for informal observations; however, we strongly recommend Level II: Reliability Training for anyone intending to conduct a complete ICP assessment.

Register for the Level I Training: Overview Session only on March 13 at UNC ($150)*

Register for the Level I Training: Overview Session only on April 24 at UNC ($150)*

*Please see the “Important Information” below before registering.

Level II: Reliability Training (prerequisite: Level I Training)

Each Level I: Overview Session is offered on a Monday, with Level II: Reliability Training immediately following on Tuesday-Friday. After gaining Level I Certification, participants can achieve Level II: Reliability Training Certification through classroom practice and feedback over these four additional days (8:00-4:00 PM).

The Level II: Reliability Training will involve four classroom observation visits for each participant in a pre-k inclusive classroom with an ICP certified trainer, a three-hour debriefing session with an ICP certified trainer following each classroom visit, and an assessment of reliability proficiency, according to the ICP official reliability proficiency criteria.

For completing the additional four-day Level II: Reliability Training and meeting the reliability proficiency criteria, FPG awards the Certification of ICP Reliability, official recognition by the ICP author that the participant is a qualified, reliable, and proficient user of the ICP. Individuals who obtain Level II certification may also support other members of their own team who have received Level I certification only and help them meet the recommended criteria. 

Full - Level I: Overview and Level II: Reliability Training, March 13-17 at UNC ($2,400)*

Register for the Level I: Overview and Level II: Reliability Training, April 24-28 at UNC ($2,400)*

*Important Information

The Online Module: FPG also offers public access to a ten-minute online module to support anyone interested in learning and using the ICP. The module presents a brief synopsis of the ICP purpose, items, and uses, and it is required before participating in our ICP training at Chapel Hill.

Payment by credit card: We accept Visa and Mastercard. Please have your card number and billing address handy to avoid a timeout in the registration system. 

Payment by check: Please be aware that it is time-consuming to process a refund if that should become necessary (e.g., sickness or cancellation), so we request that when possible you have an alternate identified to take your place in case you cannot attend.

Cancellation policy for the Level I Overview only: Participants who cancel their registrations will receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $30 administrative charge. To cancel, please  email the PDC@FPG.

Cancellation policy for the five-day Level I and Level II combined training: Participants who cancel their registration prior to five days before the first day of the workshop will receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $115 administrative charge. Participants who cancel within five business days of the first day of the workshop will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. To cancel, please email the PDC@FPG.

UNC reserves the right to cancel any training program that is undersold. If an event is canceled, a full refund will be granted. Participants traveling to North Carolina by air are urged to confirm that the training will be held prior to purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.

Location: The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Sheryl-Mar South building, 2nd floor conference room. 521 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC 27510 (map

We also provide this workshop in other locations. If you have questions about the training or are interested in arranging a training at a location outside of Chapel Hill, NC, please contact Tracey West: (919) 843-5418 or tracey.west@unc.edu