In order to keep your coaching certification status current, a Continuing Education credit is required every two years based on the membership season. For the 2014/15 season, coaches must have completed a full continuing education credit (1.0 credits) going back to May 1, 2012. Continuing education opportunities may provide full or partial credit. Coaches are responsible to report their approved continuing education activities to USSA Sport Education.
Some opportunities include (this is a partial list):
Clinics or events hosted by the following organizations specifically for the purpose of coaches education generally count as continuing education: USSA regions/divisions/states, PSIA and the USOC. In a few cases the organizer will send attendees' names directly to USSA for credit, but it is the responsibility of the coach to confirm or report their activity to USSA Sport Education using the request form below. You can check your activity in our database by signing in to MyUSSA.
Events not counting toward continuing education credits include First Aid/CPR re-certifications or updates and USSA officials training and continuing education. Coaching continuing education is in addition to the requirements to keep these current. Intra-club training generally does not count toward continuing education unless pre-approved by USSA Sport Education.
Once a coach has completed their continuing education requirements for the period, their certification will become active again at the previous level attained.
For approval of Continuing Education credit, please fill out the PDF form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 435.940.2790, or mail to USSA, Attn: Sport Education, PO Box 100, Park City, UT 84060.
USSA Continuing Education Request Form (Note: you can enter information directly onto this form, but unless you have a pro version of Adobe, cannot save it. Please print then scan, fax or mail back to us.)
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