Coaching Certification Renewal

Certification Renewal Eligibility

All USA Archery instructor and coach certifications are good for three years and have a renewal fee of $30.

In order to be eligible to renew a certification, the instructor or coach must have a current certification status.

USA Archery Level 2 or higher instructor and coaches must also have:


USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification Renewal

Complete one or more of the following developmental activities prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

Provide evidence of teaching archery in camps, after school programs, Explore Archery or another similar program.








USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Renewal

Complete one or more of the following developmental activities prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

  1. Provide evidence of teaching archery in camps, after school programs, Explore Archery, JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program clubs. 
  2. Have taught at least one USA Archery Level 1 certification course with “Good” evaluations during the certification period.





USA Archery Level 3-NTS Certification Renewal

Complete one or more of the following developmental activities prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

  1. Obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery Coach Symposium or attend a United States Olympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Mental Management course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or equivalent.
  2. Assist or coach at an archery camp program.
  3. Actively coach in a JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program club, OAS, NASP, and/or Explore Archery program.
  4. Have taught at least one USA Archery Level 1 certification course with “Good” evaluations during the certification period.
Note: Currently certified Level 3-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® 101 course requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

USA Archery Level 4-NTS Certification Renewal

Complete one or more activities in each of the following development sections prior to the expiration date of your current certification period: 

Section A - Camps: Participate as a coach in a minimum of one of the following camps: Resident Athlete Program (RA), JOAD, Junior Dream Team (JDT), Para, or equivalent.

Section B - Coaching Experience: Demonstrate active coaching participation with one of the following programs: JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program Club, OAS, NASP, Explore Archery or some other archery program or serve as the lead instructor or co-instructor for a Level 1 Instructor, Level 2 Instructor, or Level 3-NTS Coach course with Good evaluation.

Section C - Education: The Mental Management 101 course is required for renewal. If you have previously completed the Mental Management 101 course you may obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery Coach Symposium or attend a United States Olympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Mental Management Course 102 Course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or equivalent. Please include proof of course attendance at time of renewal.

Note: Currently certified Level 4-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® course 101 and 102 requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

USA Archery Level 5-NTS Certification Renewal

Complete one or more activities in each of the following development sections prior to the expiration date of your current certification period:

Section A - Camps: Participate as a coach in a minimum of one of the following camps: Resident Athlete Program (RA), JOAD, Junior Dream Team (JDT), Para, or equivalent.

Section B- Coaching: Experience:Demonstrate that you have coached archers to podium placements at National and/or International Tournaments.

Section C- Teaching: Demonstrate active coaching participation with one of the following programs: JOAD, Adult or Collegiate Archery Program Club, OAS, NASP, Explore Archery or some other archery program or serve as the lead instructor or co-instructor for a Level 1 Instructor, Level 2 Instructor, or Level 3-NTS Coach course with positive evaluations.

Section D- Education: Obtain advanced coaching education by attending the USA Archery Coach Symposium or attend a United States Olympic Committee coaching seminar or course, Mental Management Course, Human Kinetics Coach Education course or equivalent. Please include proof of course attendance at time of renewal.

Note: Currently certified Level 5-NTS coaches will be required to complete the Mental Management® course 101 and 102 requirements prior to their coach certification renewal, starting January 1, 2017.

How to Renew your Archery Instructor or Coach Certification

  1. Log in to the USA Archery Membership Services System.
  2. Select "Coaching Certifications" from the left menu.
  3. Select "Coaching Certification."
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your certification renewal. 

For more information on Coaching Certification programs, contact USA Archery at certifications@usarchery.org or (719) 866-3451.