Certified coaches must recertify every two years in order to remain informed on the latest knowledge and expertise and to provide service and support for developing USA Triathlon coaching programs and triathlon in general. Recertification also provides an accountability for maintenance of the coaching certification.
USA Triathlon Certified Coaches must submit their recertification packets by their certification expiration date. Coaches who do not submit recertification materials by their expiration date are not eligible for recertification under the normal recertification policy. Please see the bottom of this page for the late recertification policies. If you have any questions regarding the recertification policy, please contact the Education Program Coordinator Hope Graham.
Coaches are responsible for tracking their CEUs, getting NON-USAT courses accepted for NON-USAT CEUs, and recording their CEUs in their recertification application. USA Triathlon is not responsible for tracking individual coaches CEUs.
In order to recertify, coaches must complete:
- Online Background Check (policies and criteria)
- USOC SafeSport Program (3 USAT CEUs)
- Service to the Sport Documentation
- 15 Continuing Education Units - 5 must be USAT Approved
- Current USAT Annual Membership
- CPR (Initial CPR certification must be completed in-person (no exceptions). CPR recertification can be completed online or in-person.)
- $95 Recertification Fee
- Signed Ethics Code Agreement
It is highly suggested that coaches submit their recertification as early as August 2015 to avoid delays or penalties for missing deadlines. Any recertification not completed (submitted with the required documents) will be subject to any late fees. Extensions will not be given for incomplete recertifications even if submitted before December 31, 2015.Recertifications are due December 31st at 11:59 PM Mountain Time in order to be considered on time (1:59 AM Eastern Time, 12:59 AM Central Time, 10:59 PM Pacific Time). Coaches receive a new certificate within 4-6 weeks of submission.
Late Recertification Policy
Late recertification submitted January 1 - March 31, 2015: A $50 late fee is required (in addition to $95 recertification fee and recertification requirements fulfilled) to be reinstated as current.
Late recertification submitted after December 31, 2015 (one year after recert is due): Coaches must retake the coaching certification exam that coincides with their coaching level and pay the $100 fee to take the exam. In addition, coaches must complete all the requirements listed above as well as the regular recertification requirements.
Late recertification submitted after December 31, 2016 (two years after recert is due): Coaches must retake the highest level clinic they have attended and complete all the requirements that are required to attend a clinic of their coaching level.