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Certification Renewal Eligibility

All USA Archery instructor and coach certifications are valid for three years. For eligibility to renew a certification, USA Archery Level 2 or higher instructors and coaches must have:

To renew your Level 1, Level 2 or Instructor Trainer Certification, you will complete an Online Refresher Course.

To register for an online Instructor or Coach Certification Refresher course, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to your USA Archery Membership Services Account at usarchery.sport80.com
  • Click on your Personal Account
  • Click Courses on the far-left side of the screen
  • In the menu of courses that appear, search for the appropriate USA Archery Online Instructor or Coach Certification Refresher Course you are looking for
  • Click Enter
  • After reading the course information, scroll down and click Next
  • Click Add New Entry
  • Click the green Add button next to the appropriate name and then click Next
  • Proceed through the registration form and Checkout

To access the online course, return or log in to your Personal Account. In the menu of options under your Profile, scroll down and select Access USA Archery Education Hub. You will be automatically directed to the USA Archery Education Hub where you will complete your online course.

To renew the USA Archery Level 1 Certification, instructors must complete the USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification Online Refresher Course. Course and certification renewal cost $60 and is valid for 3 years.

Course Registration

To renew the USA Archery Level 2 Certification, instructors must:

  • Complete the USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Online Refresher Course. Course and certification renewal cost $60 and is valid for 3 years.
  • Have current membership to USA Archery or National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
  • Have a current USA Archery Background Screening
  • Have current U.S. center for SafeSport Training

Course Registration

To renew the Instructor Trainer Certification, instructors must:

  • Complete the USA Archery Instructor Trainer Refresher Course and maintain a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor, or higher, coaching certification. Course and certification renewal cost is $0 and is valid for 3 years. 
Course Registration

Complete one or more of the following developmental activities prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

  1. Obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery National Symposium or attend a United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Mental Management course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or other coaching, management or education course.
  2. Provide a summary of coaching activities in a JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program club, OAS, NASP®, and/or Explore Archery program through the renewal process in the membership platform.
  3. Have taught at least one USA Archery Level 1 certification course with “Good” evaluations during the certification period.

Note: Currently certified Level 3-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® 101 course requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

Complete one or more activities in each of the following development sections prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

Section A - Coaching Experience: Provide a summary of active coaching participation with one of the following programs: JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program Club, OAS, NASP®, Explore Archery or some other archery program or provide a list of coach education courses that you have instructed or co-instructed with positive evaluations.

Section B - Education: The Mental Management 101 course is required for renewal. If you have previously completed the Mental Management 101 course you may obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery National Symposium or attend a United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or other coaching, management or education course. Please provide a summary of course attendance at time of renewal through the renewal process in the membership platform.

Note: Currently certified Level 4-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® course 101 and 102 requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

Complete one or more activities in each of the following development sections prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

Section A - Coaching: Demonstrate that you have coached archers to podium placements at National and/or International Tournaments.

Section B - Teaching: Demonstrate active coaching participation with one of the following programs: JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program Club, OAS, NASP®, Explore Archery or some other archery program or serve as the lead instructor or co-instructor for a Level 1 Instructor, Level 2 Instructor, Level 3-NTS Coach, or Level 4-NTS Coach course with positive evaluations.

Section C - Education: Obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery National Symposium or attend a United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or other coaching, management or education course. Please provide a summary of course attendance at time of renewal through the renewal process in the membership platform.

Note: Currently certified Level 5-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® course 101 and 102 requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

 How to Renew your Archery Instructor or Coach Certification

  1. Log in to the USA Archery Membership Services System.
  2. Select “Instructor/Coach Certifications" from the left menu.
  3. Select the colored “Renew” button (Please note: The option to renew will not be available until your certification is within 30 days of expiring)
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your certification renewal and proceed to the checkout

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For more information on Coaching Certification programs, contact USA Archery at [email protected] or (719) 866-3460.

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