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Renewing your Instructor/Coach Certification is quick and easy!

Certification renewal for Level 1 and 2 Instructors, and Level 3- and 4-NTS Coaches, is now an online process through USA Archery's Membership Services System.

Ready to renew your certification? Click here to log in to the Membership Services System, and select "Coaching Certification" from the menu to the left; follow the prompts to renew your certification.

For more information, please contact Certification Coordinator Jo Chouinard - via email at jchouinard@usarchery.org or call (719) 866-3451 (Mountain time zone)

Unsure of the requirements for certification renewal? Here's detailed information for each level: 

RANGE PASS

An additional certification required for any club employee, volunteer, coach, judge or member who has routine access to minors within a USA Archery or Club event or activity.

  • Renewal Requirements: USA Archery Membership (minimum of a Recreational Membership), cleared Background Screening through SSCI, successful completion of SafeSport training
  • Cost: No Cost
  • Renewal Period: 1 year

Steps to a Range Pass:

1. Become a member of USA Archery (Requires a minimum of a Recreational membership): https://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp

2. Complete and clear a Background Screening through SSCI:http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Certification/Background-Screening-Information

3. Complete SafeSport Training www.safesport.org

4. Apply for a Range Pass online or by completing a Range Pass Request form and return to USA Archery

Once all of the above steps have been successfully completed, a Range Pass will be issued.

LEVEL 1 (formerly BASIC) INSTRUCTOR

  • Renewal period: Three years
  • Renewal Fee: $30.00
  • Renewal Requirements: Teach an archery course any time during your certification period; or re-take Level 1 (Basic) Instructor course
  • If you would like to have insurance coverage as a Level 1 (Basic) Instructor, you must apply for a Range Pass. Click here for more details on Range Pass prerequisites. 

LEVEL 2 (formerly INTERMEDIATE) INSTRUCTOR


LEVEL 3-NTS (formerly COMMUNITY) COACH


LEVEL 4-NTS (formerly REGIONAL) COACH

  • Renewal period: Three years
  • Renewal Fee: $30.00
  • Renewal Requirements: Provide evidence of work in archery through camps, teaching introductory level archery courses and attending continuing coaching education courses, and USA Archery or NFAA membership (See Membership Benefits), and successful completion of SafeSport training, and background screening re-check

COACH TRAINER (formerly COMMUNITY COACH COURSE LEADER)

  • Renewal period: Three years
  • Renewal Fee: no fee when renewed with Level 4-NTS or Level 5-NTS Coach
  • Renewal Requirement: Teach or team-teach a Community Coach course prior to expiration, and USA Archery or NFAA membership (See Membership Benefits), and background screening re-check

LEVEL 5- NTS (formerly ELITE) COACH

  • Renewal period: Three years
  • Renewal Fee: $30.00
  • Renewal Requirements: currently under revision. 
  • To renew your certification, contact Sheri Rhodes at srhodes@usarchery.org, or Steve Cornell: scornell@usarchery.org


Pre-2009 LEVEL 3 and LEVEL 4


*Level 3 and 4 Coaches without the NTS designation may not become certified as Coach Trainers, nor can they increase their level of certification, without completing a new Level 3-NTS or Level 4-NTS Coach Course or by completing an NTS module. They also are not eligible for USA Archery camp or team assignments.