Certified coaches may renew/re-certify for only one year at a time.
Please remember that membership and certification are separate in our membership database, WebPoint


To Re-certify Coaching Certification
-Log on to your membership account here or go to https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/ 
-On the left hand main menu, expand “Coaching Certification.”
-Choose the first option that says “Renew Certification.”
-Select the appropriate coaching certification to renew as.

After payment, return to your membership profile to complete any certification requirements.
• Please note you must renew your membership to make your coach certification valid.
• To renew your USAW Membership, click here to log into your profile. Once you are in your profile, expand “Member Area.” Choose the second option that says “Renew Membership.”

Certification Requirements
IMPORTANT: After completing payment for your membership, return to your membership profile page to complete any certification requirements. Your certification will not be valid until all requirements have been completed.

PLEASE NOTE:
Memberships and Certifications are separate within our membership system WebPoint. Once you log in, you can click Coaching Certification on the left menu. You will pay your re-certification fee here. Then go to My Profile, click the Exams tab and take the re-certification quiz. The quiz is 10 questions and you only have 2 attempts. 
If membership is cancelled, USAW does not refund membership or recertification fees.
All athletes participating in USAW activities may be subject to random drug testing.



Re-certification Test
Required for Level 1 Sport Performance Coaches and Club Coaches.
If you are re-certifying as an Advanced Sport Performance Coach, National Coach, International Coach or Senior International Coach, you are not required to take a re-certification test.

To take the recertification test:
1. Log into your membership profile here or go to https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/ 
2. On the left hand main menu, expand “Coaching Certification.”
3. Choose the third option that says “Exams.”
4. Answer each of the ten multiple choice questions. There is only one answer per question.
5. Click “Submit Answers.” The system grades the test immediately and updates your membership.

If you do not pass the test, you will be given a second chance. We highly suggest that you study for the test using the study guide that will be provided to you when you pay to re-certify.



Criminal Background Screen
Effective July 5, 2010, all USAW members with the following participation designations, currently described as membership categories, are required to comply with a comprehensive criminal record screening program upon renewal of membership: Club Coach, National Coach, International Coach, Senior International Coach, Non-Certified Coach, Official, Referee, Volunteer and Medical. Screening is required every two years.

Criminal Background Screens are required for: Club Coach, National Coach, International Coach, and Senior International Coach

To submit the background screen:
1. Log into your membership profile here or go to https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/ 
2. On the left hand main menu, expand “Coaching Certification.”
3. Choose the fourth option that says “Submit Background Screen.”
4. You will then be prompted to fill out a form and submit your background screen

• The background screen is required every two years.
• Background screens may take between 5 and 10 business days


CPR Certification
We are not requiring proof of CPR certification at this time.