CAP Recertification

Fill out the recertification application survey.

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 course 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
CAP Level IV  8 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. Courses may only be viewed and submitted one time for recertification. Once viewed and submitted for recertification credit, the same course 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 course/clinic you attended.

Recertification Module Credit Options

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

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

Recertification Requirements

CAP Recertification Application (submission is required)

2019 List of Acceptable Re-Cert Credits

Additional information regarding CAP accreditation

The CAP Level I, II and III courses, and the associated accreditation requirements also changed in 2004 following a redesign of the program. These requirements reverted to the original requirement of recertification at the same level or move up every four years (each "quad"), which was the requirement prior to the year 2001.

So, if recertifying any prior CAP certification in 2014, your CAP certificate will be good until the same date in 2018. At that time you will need to renew under the new requirements.

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).