Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Policy

CEUs are courses designed to ensure USA Triathlon Certified Coaches keep their knowledge of industry trends, technology and triathlon regulations relevant. CEUs are crucial for professional coaches to stay up-to-date with the most relevant triathlon coaching education as well as ensure each coach is well-rounded. There are two types of CEUs that USAT recognizes: USAT CEUs (courses that USAT runs or is affiliated with) and Non-USAT CEUs (courses held by outside organizations). 

All USA Triathlon Certified Coaches are required to earn a minimum of 5 USAT CEUs (within the recertification CEU requirement) for recertification. It is the responsibility of each certified coach to maintain a record of all documentation for completed CEUs. 

Become a USA Triathlon Approved CEU Provider 

The purpose of the USA Triathlon (USAT) CEU Provider Program is to make additional educational opportunities available to USAT Certified Coaches. While USAT does offer its own educational opportunities, it is understood that these opportunities may not meet the preferences of all USAT Certified Coaches. Therefore, USAT offers external organizations with quality education to provide USAT CEUs for the completion of their course.

If you are a course director and would like your course to be approved for USAT CEUs, please complete the online application and view the approval benefits. Please note, for a course to be eligible for USAT CEUs the course must be available to all coaches. If you have any questions, please email coaching@usatriathlon.org

Benefits of becoming a USAT Approved CEU Provider include:

  • Increased visibility to a wide range of professional triathlon coaches 
  • There are more than 2,500 USAT Certified Coaches seeking USAT CEU opportunities - these professional coaches require a minimum of 5 USAT CEUs for recertification 
  • Getting your course USAT CEU Approved signifies that your course meets USA Triathlons standards for continuing education 
  • USAT will promote your course by listing it on our website and grant the use of the USAT CEU logo in advertisements, promotions and other marketing materials  

USAT reserves the right to approve or deny CEUs for any reason at any time. Providers are prohibited from promoting USAT CEU approval for their course(s) until an approval letter from USAT has been received. 

The Performance Coaching Newsletter 

The Performance Coaching Newsletter is sent to USA Triathlon Certified Coaches monthly and contains themed articles designed to further a triathlon coach’s education. To access the Performance Coaching Newsletter content, please click here. Each newsletter has a corresponding USAT CEU exam available for purchase for $9.99. To view the newsletter exams, please click here. Upon passing a newsletter exam, a coach will earn 1 USAT CEU. A passing score is 80% or higher. To retake a newsletter exam, it must be repurchased. All exam purchases are nonrefundable. Please note, the Performance Coaching Newsletter is only available free of charge to current USA Triathlon Certified Coaches. Expired coaches must purchase access to the Performance Coaching Newsletters by emailing coaching@usatriathlon.org

Webinars 

USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. The webinar library can be found here. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable. For questions regarding the webinar program, please email coaching@usatriathlon.org

2020 USAT CEU Approved In-Person Courses 

 Course  USAT CEU Value  Date Location  Documentation
2021 Endurance Exchange (MUST choose "Coach" on registration) 15.0 Jan. 27-30, 2021 Tempe, AZ Certificate of Completion
Team MPI Coaches Retreat - East Coast
7.0 January 11 Clearwater, FL Certificate of Completion
Slowtwitch Triathlon Swim Coaching Certification
9.0 January 22-23 Tempe, AZ Certificate of Completion
Ultimate Tri Camp 10.0 Feb. 26 - Mar. 1 Clermont, FL Certificate of Completion
Developing the Run 5.0  TBD Boston, MA Certificate of Completion
Triathlon Coaching Education Training Camp 10.0 April 2-5 Orlando, FL Certificate of Completion
Slowtwitch Triathlon Run Coaching Certification
9.0 April 10-11 San Antonio, TX Certificate of Completion
USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Workshop
5.0 May 12 Virtual Certificate of Completion
Dare2tri Learn2Tri Camp
10.0 June 5-7 Kenosha, WI
Certificate of Completion
Youth & Junior Elite Camp (collaboration with MC Elite)
10.0 June 24-25 Westminster, MD Certificate of Completion
Dare2tri Train2Race Camp
10.0 June 26-28 Kenosha, WI
Certificate of Completion
Functional Movement Training (FMT) Mobility Specialist
6.0     Certificate of Completion
12th Annual Ironman Camp 10.0 Aug. 14-16 Madison, WI Certificate of Completion

2020 USAT Approved Coach to Coach Mentorship Programs 

Mentorship Program USAT CEU Value Additional Details
Aloha Multisport Coach Mentorship
6.0 An overview of the program can be found hereEmail Angy Newell at coachangyn@gmail.com.

2020 USAT CEU Approved Online Courses 

Course  USAT CEU Value Documentation Required
IRONMAN Coaching Certification (completed in 2020)
10.0 Certificate of Completion
PATCO Level 1 Coach Certification (completed in 2020) Register here 10.0 Certificate of Completion 
PATCO Level 2 Coach Certification (completed in 2020) 10.0 Certificate of Completion 
HIIT Science 10.0 Certificate of Completion
Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist Certification 8.0 Certificate of Completion
Human Vortex Training's Strength Training for Cyclists Certification
6.0 Certificate of Completion
USA Triathlon Race Director Certification 5.0 Race Director Certificate
REVOâ‚‚LUTION RUNNING
4.0 Certificate of Completion
Splash, Spin, Sprint Camp Manual 2.0 CEU Exam
Triathlon Leader Manual 2.0 CEU Exam
Performance Coaching Newsletter 1.0 - NEWSLETTER CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FREE TO CURRENT USAT COACHES CEU Exam
USAT Coaching Education Webinar  1.0 CEU Exam
2020 USADA Coach's Advantage Webinar 1.0 Webinar Exam
TrainingPeaks University 6.0 Certificate of Completion
Strength Training for Triathlon Success
7.0 Certificate of Completion
TrainingPeaks Power Certification 5.0 Certificate of Completion
Muscle Oxygen Physiology
Slowtwitch Triathlon Run, Swim, Cycling, and Cycling Power Coaching Certifications
SPINPower® Certification Training – Power Based Training for Indoor Cycling
Certificate of Completion