Attend USAV Courses and Coaching Clinics to Earn CAP Recertification Module Credits

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Earn Module Credits by Attending a CAP or BCAP Course:

CAP/BCAP certified coaches can earn their recertification credits by attending either part of or the entire CAP/BCAP course of their current certification level. Coaches are required to submit documentation of attendance along with the CAP Recertification Application 90 days prior to the coach's certification expiration date. In order to purchase your recertification module credit(s) for onsite courses, click here.

Coaching Education Events Schedule

Coaches can find a schedule of upcoming on-site events and call the CAP department to register for either day 2 or the entire CAP by clicking the link above. Coaches are required to attend all necessary modules and participate in full. On-site modules may only be submitted one time for recertification.


USAV Onsite CAP/BCAP I, II, or III course (register for the recertification event for the course, not for the clinic itself) 

Current CAP/BCAP I:
  1. Attend another full CAP/BCAP I on-site course
  2. Attend Day 2 (4 module sessions) at an on-site CAP/BCAP I course

Current CAP/BCAP II:

  1. Attend another full CAP/BCAP II on-site course
  2. Attend Day 2 (5-6 module sessions) at an on-site CAP/BCAP II course

Current CAP III:

  1. Attend another full CAP III on-site course
  2. Attend 6 approved on-site CAP III recert modules (CAP Module Clinic, another coaching ed clinic)  

Recertification Required Documents: BCAPOnBeach
2016 CAP Recertification Application (submission is required)
2016 Explanation of Level I-II-III Accreditation Requirements (personal use only)

2016 List of Acceptable Re-Cert Credits


Recertification Overview:

CAP and BCAP certifications are current for 4 years. All coaches are required to recertify within that 4-year time frame. Recertification options by CAP level are listed below. Please note: this list applies to coaches who are currently certified or within 12 months of certification lapsing. If a coach's certification has lapsed for more than one year (12 months), he/she should contact the USAV Coaching Education national office via email at cap@usav.org. A lapsed certification means this coach's recertification options will likely diminish from the listings below. 

CAP/BCAP Recertification Credits Needed  
CAP/BCAP Level I  4 Credits in 4 years 
CAP/BCAP Level II  5 Credits in 4 years 
CAP/BCAP Level III  6 Credits in 4 years 
*Coaches may receive more than the required amount of credits above but only credits earned while their certification is current can be applied toward recertification.

Additional information regarding CAP accreditation:

The CAP Level I, II and III courses, and the associated accreditation requirements also changed in 2004 following a re-design of the program. These requirements reverted to the original requirement of re-certification at the same level or move up every 4 years (each "Quad"), which was the requirement prior to the year 2001.

As of 2004, coaches will also need to pass a background check in order to be certified or re-certify their accreditation at any level. Anyone who is associated with a USAV Junior Club Team or program will undergo the background check through their USAV Region office.

Those not affiliated with a USAV Jr. club team will also need to go through the background check prior to being CAP certified or re-certified at any level (If not a USAV member, coaches will be required to pay an additional $25 processing fee).

  Click the following link to register for this course or view upcoming USAV Coaching Education Events.
Coaching Education Events Schedule