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The Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer certification is an additional certification current USA Archery Level 4-NTS and Level 5-NTS coaches may acquire if they would like to be eligible to teach the Level 3-NTS Coach course.

The goal of the Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer certification program is to ensure USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach certification courses are taught in a safe and consistent manner nationwide.

Course Information

Online Exam: 30 questions

Course Cost: FREE

Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion


  • Minimum age of 21
  • Current Level 4-NTS or Level 5-NTS USA Archery Coach Certification

Certification Requirements

  • Current USA Archery Level 4-NTS or higher certification
  • Membership to USA Archery* or the National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
  • USA Archery Background Screening
  • U.S. Center for SafeSport Training
  • Must successfully complete the Mental Management 101 and 102 Courses
  • Must successfully complete the Human Kinetics Coach Education - Coaching Principles Course
  • Obtain a passing score of 90% or higher on the Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer Online exam.
  • Must complete the Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer presentation found in Coaching Resources.
  • Must complete one of the following:
    • Pass the Level 4-NTS Coach Course with an average of 85% or higher on the average of the written and practical exam (applies to coaches who took the Level 4-NTS course after 2012 - email at [email protected] for exam scores).
    • Be a current Level 5-NTS certified coach.
    • Team teach a Level 3-NTS course with another approved Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer and receive approval marks by the Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer.

*A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational and/or Youth Membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

Become Certified

Current USA Archery Level 4-NTS Coaches and higher can easily apply to become a Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer by taking the following steps:

  1. Complete the Human Kinetics ASEP Course and send confirmation email to [email protected].
  2. Go to the USA Archery Shop and purchase a new Level 3 “Coach Trainer Packet.”
  3. After you receive the new materials, review the “Instructions for How to Teach the Level 3 Course” as well as the Level 3 book and Level 3 Coaching Resources videos to prepare for the online exam.
  4. Watch the “Level 3 - NTS Coach Trainer Webinar” in Coaching Resources under the Level 4-NTS Student Resources.
  5. Visit and log in to your account in the USA Archery membership services database, expand the drop down menu for “online exams” and then select “New Exam” to take the FREE Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer online exam. Once you pass the online exam the Instructor Trainer certification will be automatically added to your member account in the USA Archery membership services database.


  • Eligible to teach the USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Course
  • Qualified to purchase Level 3-NTS Coach and Coach Trainer course materials from the USA Archery online shop
  • Eligible to purchase Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer patch
  • Access to exclusive video content in the USA Archery Membership Dashboard.

For more information on this certification read the FAQ.

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