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CAP Recertification Options for All Levels Overview

Recertification Overview:
All module options listed below are approved USAV CAP recertification modules. Please read carefully through the requirements for all approved modules, submitting credit for renewal, and applying toward CAP recertification. Most recertification options listed below require coaches to register online, attend, and participate in full. Coaches are required to submit documentation along with the CAP Recertification Application 90 days prior to the coach's certification expiration date. In order to purchase your recertification module credit(s), click the link below to submit payment.

Please note: Some of the courses below are free to view, attend, complete, and some require a cost to register and complete. The cost for purchasing modules for your USAV CAP recertification will be in addition to any cost associated with taking a course below.

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. Click the links to the left for more information about each option. There are many options for a coach to earn module credits toward recertification, including the following:

1. Online Approved Modules: 
National Federation of High Schools (NFHS)
American Sport Education Program (ASEP)
USAV Grassroots Webinars
USAV Coaching Education CAP Module Webinars
True Sport Online Courses (USADA)
 
2. USAV Onsite Coaching Clinics: 
USAV CAP Live Module Clinics
USAV CAP National Onsite Courses
 
3. Become a Regional IMPACT Instructor 
Indoor IMPACT Instructor Training
Instruct an Indoor IMPACT Clinic

4. Volunteer with USAV for Credit:
USAV National Events
USAV Coaching Education National Events
USAV National Office
 
5. AVCA Annual Convention (American Volleyball Coaches Association)
AVCA Mentoring Program
*AVCA Annual Convention Attendance, paperwork picked up from Education Dept. Staff and purchase of module credits. 
 
6. USAV High Performance Coaching Modules  
 
7. Host a CAP Course 


Recertification Required Documents:
Purchase recertification module credits here.
2014 CAP Recertification Application (submission is required)
Explanation of Level I-II-III Accreditation Requirements (personal use only)


CAP I, CAP II, and CAP III certifications are current for 4 years. All coaches are required to recertify within that 4-year time frame. Recertification options by CAP level are listed below. 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. 

CAP Recertification Credits Needed  
CAP Level I  4 Credits in 4 years 
CAP Level II  5 Credits in 4 years 
CAP Level III  6 Credits in 4 years 
*Coaches may receive more than the required amount of credits above but only credits earned while their certification is current can be applied toward recertification.


Current Level I re-certification:
1. Attend another full CAP I on-site course
2. Attend Day 1 (core sessions) at an onsite CAP I course
3. Attend Day 2 (4 module sessions) at an onsite CAP I course
4. Attend 4 other approved onsite CAP I recert modules (CAP Module Clinic, another coaching ed clinic)
5. Attend 4 other approved online CAP I recert modules (See list of approved modules)
6. Attend a CAP II course and become CAP II certified by completing all requirements within 12 months
7. Volunteer at a USAV Coaching Education event or at the USAV National Office (Click here for ways to volunteer for credit!)
8. Participate as a coach in a National High Performance event (Click here for the list of HP module credits.)
9. Attend or present at the Annual AVCA Convention (www.avca.org) 
10. Host a CAP course or CAP module clinic (Click here for the list of module credits for hosting or being involved with hosting.)

Current Level II re-certification:

1. Attend another full CAP II onsite course
2. Attend Day 1 (core sessions) at an onsite CAP II course
3. Attend Day 2 (5-6 module sessions) at an onsite CAP II course
4. Attend 5 other approved onsite CAP II recert modules (CAP Module Clinic, another coaching ed clinic)
5. Attend 5 other approved online CAP II recert modules (See list of approved modules)
6. Attend a CAP III course and become CAP III certified by completing all requirements within 12 months
7. Attend an IMPACT Instructor Training course for 3 module credits (More details on IMPACT Instructor recert modules)
8. Teach up to 3 Regional Onsite IMPACT Clinics per quad (4 years)
9. Volunteer at a USAV Coaching Education event or at the USAV National Office (Click here for ways to volunteer for credit!)
10. Participate as a coach in a National High Performance event (Click here for the list of HP module credits.)
11. Attend or present at the Annual AVCA Convention (www.avca.org)
12. Host a CAP course or CAP module clinic (Click here for the list of module credits for hosting or being involved with hosting.)

Current Level III re-certification:

1. Attend another full CAP III onsite course
2. Attend 6 other approved onsite CAP III recert modules (CAP Module Clinic, another coaching ed clinic)
3. Attend 6 other approved online CAP III recert modules (Click here for a list of approved online modules.)
4. Volunteer at a USAV Coaching Education event or at the USAV National Office (Click here for ways to volunteer for credit!)
5. Participate as a coach in a National High Performance event (Click here for the list of HP module credits.)
6. Attend or present at the Annual AVCA Convention (www.avca.org)
7. Host a CAP course or CAP module clinic (Click here for the list of module credits for hosting or being involved with hosting.)
8. Attend an IMPACT Instructor Training course for 3 module credits (More details on IMPACT Instructor recert modules)
9. Teach up to three Regional Onsite IMPACT Clinics per quad (4 years)
10.Attend a CAP IV course (curriculum currently under development) and become CAP IV certified by completing all requirements within 12 months.
11. Accept an invitation from USAV Coaching Education to join the USAV CAP Cadre of Instructors 


Additional information regarding CAP accreditation:

The CAP Level I, II and III courses, and the associated accreditation requirements also changed in 2004 following a re-design of the program. These requirements reverted to the original requirement of re-certification at the same level or move up every 4 years (each "Quad"), which was the requirement prior to the year 2001.

So if re-certifying any prior CAP certification in 2004, your CAP certificate will be good until the same date in 2008. At that time you will need to re-new under the new requirements. Anyone accrediting for the first time in 2004 or beyond will have to play by the new rules.

As of 2004, coaches will also need to pass a background check in order to be certified or re-certify their accreditation at any Level. Anyone who is associated with a USAV Junior Club Team or program will undergo the background check through their USAV Region office.

Those not affiliated with a USAV Jr. club team will also need to go through the background check prior to being CAP certified or re-certified at any level (If not a USAV member, coaches will be required to pay an additional $25 processing fee).

  Click the following link to register for this course or view upcoming USAV Coaching Education Events.
Coaching Education Events Schedule