Steps to become USA Hockey Certified
USA Hockey and the Coaching Education Program require both certification and registration to be eligible to coach. Registration is done online on a yearly basis. Certification is also required. A few basic steps requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities) are as follows:
Step 1 Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable).
Step 2 Complete the background screening.
Step 3 Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training (this is required every year, and coaches cannot be added to a roster until completed). Note: Coaches will need to create/log in to their profiles, click the link under the home tab to the coach eLearning site.
Step 4 Complete the Foundations of Player Development Prerequisite. (Coaches will need to complete the Foundations of Player Development module before purchasing their age-specific module. Once a coach completes the Foundations of Player Development module there will be a 15-minute window before they can purchase and complete their age-specific module).
Step 5 Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $20 per module and only needs to be completed once per age level. Must be completed PRIOR to participating in any team activities and cannot be added to a roster until completed)
Note: The Age Module has a "USAH Age Specific Module Information" link to get you to the available programs. Mites = 8U, Squirts = 10U, Peewees = 12U, Bantams = 14U and Midgets = U16/U18/U19
Step 6 Find, register and attend the required certification clinic ("CEP"). The Cost is $60. You can only attend one clinic per season and all coaches start at Level 1. You can take clinics from April 1-Dec. 31 each season.
**Note: CEP must be completed by December 31st. If not, then you will not be able to coach starting the following January 1st.
Returning Coaches - if you need to look up your USA Hockey Certification / Expiration dates and/or Age Module classes, you can use this link: