Expired USA Triathlon Coach Certification

A USA Triathlon Coaching Certification is valid for two (2) years. For questions regarding late recertification, please email coaching@usatriathlon.org.

Late Recertification Policy

Late Recertification FAQ


What is the cost of a late recertification application?
The total cost of the late recertification application is $245 ($195 + $50 late fee). 


Do I need an Area of Focus? What happens if I don’t take this?
Effective 1/1/21, any coaches who earn their certification 1/1/21 or later must take an Area of Focus. For coaches who do not complete this during their two year recertification period, the price increases from $150 per course to a late fee of $199.


What are the late recertification CEU requirements?
Coaches are required to earn their standard recertification CEU requirement and 5 additional USAT CEUs. For example, a Level I Coach would need 20 CEUs total and of that total, 10 must be USAT CEUs and the remaining 10 can be USAT CEUs, Non-USAT CEUs or a mixture of the two. 


Why am I receiving an access denied message when I try to access the Performance Coaching Newsletter?
The Performance Coaching Newsletter is only available to current USA Triathlon Certified Coaches.


What are the coach benefits and resources I receive when I recertify?
As a USA Triathlon Certified Coach, you are a vital part of our success in the mission to grow, inspire and support the triathlon community. USA Triathlon is dedicated to providing you unparalleled resources to ensure you are qualified, confident and successful throughout your coaching career. 

  • General Liability Insurance Coverage (USA residents only)
  • Use of the USA Triathlon Certified Coach Logo
  • Listing in the Find A Coach Directory
  • One (1) free Certified Club Membership ($50 value)
  • Free access to the Certified Coach Newsletter
  • Exclusive USA Triathlon Coach Merchandise
  • Access to coach specific continuing education courses
  • Access to coach-coach learning and discussion board on www.triathlonlearning.com coaching community
  • Coach Mentorship Opportunities
  • Exclusive discounts from USA Triathlon sponsors
  • $50 off Event Clinic Sanctioning 
  • Hiring preference for open NCAA collegiate varsity triathlon coach positions
  • Monthly nationwide calls with USA Triathlon Certified Coaches focused on networking and professional development opportunities

What if I don't recertify?

You are required you to remove any type of advertisement that indicates you are a USA Triathlon Certified Coach. This includes the use of the USA Triathlon Certified Coach Logo on your website, email, and/or any other communication. Additionally, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Coaching Ethics Code mandates that expired coaches may not make public statements that are false, deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent, either because of what they state, convey or suggest, or because of what they omit, concerning their work activities or organizations with which they are affiliated. As examples (and not in limitation) of this standard, coaches cannot make false or deceptive statements concerning:

  • their training, experience, or competence
  • their credentials
  • their institutional or association affiliations