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USA Archery Instructor and Coach Certifications have the following course components (may differ by level, see below for further details) in order to become fully certified:

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification

  • Online Course (must be completed prior to being eligible to register for a Practical Course) 
  • Practical Course

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification

  • Online Course (must be completed prior to being eligible to register for a Practical Course) 
  • Practical Course

USA Archery Level 3 Coach Certification

  • Online Course (must be completed prior to being eligible to register for a Practical Course) 
  • Practical Course

Learn more about becoming a certified instructor or coach.

Practical Course Information

Once students successfully pass a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 Certification Online Course, they will be required to register for a Practical Course of the same level to complete their certification.

USA Archery certified Instructor Trainers and Coach Trainers sanction and host Practical Courses. Students can visit the Practical Course Locator to locate and register for a local practical course. Please watch this short video to learn how to register for a practical course that has online registration through the USA Archery Membership Services platform.

Sanctioning a Practical Course

USA Archery Instructor Trainers and Coach Trainers will sanction all practical courses through the USA Archery Membership Services Platform. A current Instructor Trainer certification is required to sanction Level 1 and Level 2 Practical Courses, and a current Level 3 Coach Trainer Certification is required to sanction a Level 3 Practical Course. Instructor Trainers and Coach Trainers should sanction Practical Courses at least two week prior to the start date of the Practical Course so students have enough time to register for the course)

If you will collect registration fees directly from the USA Archery Membership Services Platform, you must either sanction the course from a Club Account if you are a club director, or from a Management Account if you are not a club director or wish to keep your course registration fees separate.

You may watch a short video to learn how to Sanction a Practical Course and pass students once they have completed the course so their certification will be automatically generated. 

If you are planning a certification course and would like to post it on the course schedule below, please follow these instructions:

How to Post a Level 1 or Level 2 Practical Course

You may watch this video to review How to Sanction a Practical Course

  1. Login to your USA Archery Membership Services Account at
  2. Select either your Management Account or Club Account to sanction the course through
  3. Click Courses and then Click the Course Sanctioning button toward the upper right corner 
  4. Select the appropriate Practical Course you will be hosting 
  5. Read and Accept Terms and Conditions 
  6. For the Event Format Dropdown Menu, this is where you will select “with Entry Fee” if you are collecting registrations directly through the platform or “no Entry Fee” if you are collecting registration fees offline 
    1. Note: You will have the opportunity to state the cost of the practical in the Description of the course. This step is for purposes of collecting registrations in the platform or not. 
  7. Click Next 
  8. Complete the Course Information, only the boxes with an asterisk are required 
  9. The Description tab is where you can enter information about the course and any special instructions. Students can view this prior to registering for the practical 
  10. The Emails tab is where you will put information that will appear in the Confirmation Email when students register for this course 
  11. Continue to click Next, completing information on each page to proceed through the form
    1. Note: If you are not collecting registration fees directly through the platform and selected the No Entry Fee option, you MUST put $0 in the Entry Fee box on the sanction form 
  12. Once you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions by checking the box next to Yes, you will click Save to submit the course 
  13. USA Archery will review your Sanction Request and you will receive an email notification when it has been approved and is visible on the Course Locator for students to see and register for 

How to Post a Level 3-NTS Course

  1. Log into your USA Archery Account (You must post the course from a personal account, not a club account)
  2. Click on “Courses” in the blue menu on the left-hand side
  3. Click on “Course Sanctioning” on the top right-hand side of the page, below the blue bar
  4. Click “OK” on the pop-up box
  5. Click on “Level 1-3-NTS Coach Courses – Calendar Only”
  6. Then click on “I accept Terms and Conditions”
  7. You are now in the section to fill out your course information - Please make sure to list your course fee in the description
  8. Fill out each section and continue hitting the "Next" button until you get to the end
  9. Click on "Save" on the final page to submit your course for approval

NOTE: Once your course has been submitted for approval, you cannot make changes. However, once the course has been approved, you can edit the course afterwards from your personal account Admin menu (Admin>Events>Courses)


Example: A level 1 course being taught by John Smith would have a course name of “Level 1 Course – Smith”

Course postings that do not follow this format will be rejected and not posted to the website.

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