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March 22, 2013

USA Archery Releases Updated Certification Materials and FAQ

Colorado Springs, CO - USA Archery (USAA) has recently updated Level 1 and Level 2 certification materials.  Please read the frequently asked questions below to find out what these changes will mean for you as a certified archery instructor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.    What changes have been made to the Level 1 and Level 2 certification materials?

Answer: USAA certification updates include: General updates to the Level 1 and Level 2 books, revised student exams and keys, revised course agenda's and course instructions. 

2.    If I am a certified Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 instructor do I need to get recertified in order to continue instructing archery or to teach USAA certification courses?

Answer: No

Reason: The changes to the USAA certification materials will not impact your current certification status.  Certifications are valid for 3 years.

3.    As an instructor, do I need to purchase a new instructor packet prior to teaching my next Level 1 or Level 2 certification class?

Answer: Yes

Reason: All materials within the instructor packet have been updated, including the book and exam keys.

4.    As an instructor, how do I best prepare to teach my next Level 1 or Level 2 course using the revised Level 1 and Level 2 certification materials?

Answer:  In order to prepare to teach the next Level 1 or Level 2 certification course please familiarize your self with the revised course agenda, course instructions and new student exams and keys. 

5.    Where can I purchase Level 1 and Level 2 course materials for my class?

Answer: Current Level 1 and Level 2 instructors can purchase Level 1 and Level 2 course materials at www.usarchery.org.  (Click on Shop, then Instructor Certification). Please order certification materials one week in advance to allow adequate time for delivery.

6.    Are instructors required to purchase a new instructor packet every time they teach a course?

Answer: No

Reason: A single instructor packet includes the necessary materials to teach a single course multiple times.  The only item you would need to provide is an envelope to return course forms to USA Archery. Please Note: Reproduction or copying of USAA materials is prohibited.

7.    I tried to place an order for certification materials and my order was not approved.  What do I do now?

Answer: If your order for Level 1 or Level 2 certification materials is not approved, it is because your certification is not current.  Please contact USAA to renew your certification. If you possess a level 2 certification you must also possess a current background screenand membership. 

8.    How do I get my certification courses posted on the USAA online course schedule? 

Answer: Please send your course details including date(s), time, location and cost to USAA at certifications@usarchery.org. 

9.    I have additional questions about certification courses.  Who can I contact?

Answer:  Jo Chouinard, Certification Coordinator

Phone: 719-866-3451 (MST)

Email: jchouinard@usarchery.org

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