CAP Recertification

Fill out the recertification application.

CAP and BCAP certifications are good for four years after the date of certification; however, coaches can renew their certification through the recertification process. USA Volleyball requires continuing education in order to maintain its Coaching Accreditation Program certifications to ensure that its accredited coaches maintain the latest knowledge about coaching volleyball.

In order to maintain a current certification, coaches must take the next level CAP/BCAP clinic within their four-year certification period or must achieve the required number of recertification module credits. The options to attain USAV recertification module credits are numerous, so coaches should look over the options available and choose the option that works best for them.

CAP Recertification Credits Needed

(Credits must be attained in the 4-year period of the coach's current certification)
CAP/BCAP Level I  4 Credits 
CAP/BCAP Level II  5 Credits
CAP Level III  6 Credits

Coaches are required to submit documentation along with the CAP Recertification Application 90 days prior to the coach's certification expiration date. Many coaches achieve more than the required number of credits during their certification period; however, those credits do not "roll over" to their next certification period. Clinics may only be viewed and submitted one time for recertification. Once viewed and submitted for recertification credit, the same clinic may not be utilized for that purpose again.

Please read carefully through the requirements for all approved module credit options before making any purchase. Most recertification options require coaches to register online, attend, and participate in full to receive module credit. You may need to purchase module credits from USA Volleyball in addition to the cost of the clinic/clinic you attended.

Recertification Module Credit Options

  1. USAV Coaching Clinics and Clinics
  2. USAV High Performance Involvement
  3. AVCA Annual Convention (American Volleyball Coaches' Association)
  4. Regional IMPACT Instructor Involvement
  5. Host a CAP Clinic

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 A lapsed certification means this coach's recertification options will likely diminish from the listings. They may also incur a late fee or be required to retake an onsite CAP clinic.

Recertification Requirements

CAP Recertification Application

2019 List of Acceptable Re-Cert Credits

Additional information regarding CAP accreditation 

Coaches need to pass a background check in order to be certified or recertify their accreditation at any level. Anyone who is associated with a USAV junior cub team or program will undergo the background check through their USAV region office. Those not affiliated with a USAV junior club team will also need to go through the background check prior to being CAP certified or recertified at any level (If not a USAV member, coaches will be required to pay an additional $25 processing fee).