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 8 USAT CEUs (within the recertification CEU requirement) for recertification.

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 applicationPlease 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 at 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 8 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.  

Performance Coaching Newsletter Exams (2021 Update) 

After conducting an audit of our continuing education offerings, our team determined the newsletter exams did not meet the rigor and learning standards of our other continuing education options. Our newsletter exams have been discontinued. 

USA Triathlon Coach Webinars

USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. 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 (the passing score is 80% or higher). To browse our webinar library, please click here

2021 USA Triathlon CEU Approved In-Person and/or Virtual Courses 

 Course  USAT CEU Value  Date Location  Documentation

Ultimate Triathlon Camp

10.0

March 23-28, 2021

Clermont, FL Certificate of Completion
Team MPI Virtual Retreat #2: Swimming  4.0 June 18, 2021   Certificate of Completion

Team MPI Virtual Retreat #3: Running

4.0

Sept. 17, 2021

  Certificate of Completion

Team MPI Virtual Retreat #4: Growing Your Coaching Business

4.0

Nov. 12, 2021

  Certificate of Completion
Draft-Legal Training & Racing: Bike & Transitions
1.0 April 8, 2021              
Virtual Certificate of Completion
Draft-Legal Training & Racing: Swim & Run
1.0 April 15, 2021 Virtual Certificate of Completion
Draft-Legal Richmond Course Strategy & Inside Tips 
1.0 April 22, 2021          
Virtual Certificate of Completion
Draft-Legal Richmond Course Strategy & Inside Tips 
4.0 May 5, 2021 Glen Allen, VA
Certificate of Completion
Women Are Not Small Men - Dr. Stacy Sims
5.0 N/A Virtual Certificate of Completion

Menopause for Athletes - Dr. Stacy Sims

5.0 N/A Virtual Certificate of Completion

Coaching the triathlon swim - building confident and powerful open water swimmers

5.0

July 17-18, 2021

Coney Island, NY
Certificate of Attendance
Blake Becker Multisport Coaching's 13th Annual Ironman Camp
5.0 Aug. 13-15, 2021
Madison, WI Certificate of Completion
Zihi and My Athlete Brand Profitable Athlete Business Challenge
5.0 Aug. 9-11, 2021
Virtual Certificate of Completion

 

2021 USA Triathlon Approved Coach to Coach Mentorship Programs 

Mentorship Program USAT CEU Value Additional Details
Coach to Coach Mentorship with Sally Drake 6.0

An overview of the program can be found hereEmail Sally Drake at coachsallyd@icloud.com.

Coach Beckerley Mentorship Program

6.0

An overview of the program can be found here. Email Coach Joe Beckerley at joe@prplaybook.com.

Final K Level I and Level II Mentorship Programs 6.0 An overview of the program can be found here. Email Kris Swarthout at kris@finalk.com.

Endurance Sports Solutions Inc. Mentorship Program

6.0

An overview of the program can be found here. Email Coach Scott Schnitzspahn at scott@endurasolutions.com.

Coach Mentorship With Maria Simone
6.0 An overview of the program can be found here. Email Coach Maria Simone at maria@nolimitsendurance.com.
Vanguard Endurance Coach Mentorship With Justin Trolle
6.0 An overview of the program can be found here. Please visit this website to learn more and register.

 

2021 USA Triathlon CEU Approved Online Courses 

Course  USAT CEU Value Documentation Required
2021 Endurance Exchange (MUST choose "Coach" on registration), January 21-23, 2021
10.0 Certificate of Completion
Surge Strength Dryland Certification 5.0 Certificate of Completion
USA Triathlon Race Director Certification 5.0 Race Director Certificate
REVOâ‚‚LUTION RUNNING
4.0 Certificate of Completion
Team MPI March 19th Virtual Retreat: Cycling 4.0 Certificate of Attendance
TrainingPeaks University Note: Coaches must complete TrainingPeaks Essentials and TrainingPeaks Advanced Essentials 6.0 Certificate of Completion
TrainingPeaks Power Certification 5.0 Certificate of Completion

Today's Plan Coaches Webinar

2.0 Certificate of Completion
UESCA Run Coach Certification Course 4.0 Certificate of Completion

UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification

4.0 Certificate of Completion

Endurance Coaching Summit 2020-2021

5.0

Completion of CEU exams

& Certificate of Completion

Strength Training for Triathlon Success

7.0 Certificate of Completion

Introduction to Business of Coaching

3.0 Certificate of Completion

Research Skills for Coaches with Sue Sotir: Coaches can purchase either all 4 sessions or register for an individual session. 

May 25: Correlation & Prediction

June 29th: Descriptive/Case Study

Aug. 3: Quasi-Experimental

Sept. 7th: Reviews, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-Analysis

Each 90 minute session is 1.5 CEUs. Attend all 4 sessions to earn 6.0


Certificate of Completion
Masterclass: Using Sports Science to Train More Effectively 4.0 Certificate of Completion
Fundamentals of Mountain Biking with a Power Meter
2.0 Certificate of Completion
Fundamentals of Running with a Power Meter
2.0 Certificate of Completion

EndureIQ LDT101: The Practical Application of Low Carb Performance for Long Distance Triathlon

5.0 Certificate of Completion

EndureIQ LDT102: Training Program Fundamentals for Long Distance Triathlon

5.0 Certificate of Completion

EndureIQ LDT 103: Optimizing Long Distance Triathlon Training and Performance in the Heat

5.0 Certificate of Completion
Human Vortex Training's Strength Training for Cycling Certification
5.0 Certificate of Completion
Bike Fit Education with Ivan O'Gorman
1.0 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