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USA Hockey Coach

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 are as follows:

USA Hockey Requirements (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

Register as a member of USA Hockey. (Cost is $46 plus any affiliate fees if applicable). Click for more information.

Complete the background screening. Click Here

Complete the USA Hockey Safe Sport Training.  Click here for more information.

(Required every year and cannot be added to a roster until completed).

Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 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) Click here to register for the modules.

Coaching Education Program Certification Clinic Requirements (Must be completed by Jan. 31, 2021 for the 2020-21 season only)

Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. The Cost is $50. 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 (January 31, 2021 deadline is for the 2020-21 season only). Click here to locate a clinic.


Coaching Education Program

This page serves as the start for all things related to USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program.  

Rules and Requiements: Outlines the standards all USA Hockey certified coaches must meet.

Coaching Clinics:  Requires a USAHockey.com login (this login is NOT related to your USA Hockey member registration or modules)

Age-Specific Modules: Links to the online program for this CEP requirement

Online Certification List: Search for a coach’s certification and completion of an online age-specific module, and print a CEP card


Member Registration

Background Screening

Safesport Training Program

Age Specific Modules

Coaching Clinics

Coach Certification Lookup

Training & Practice Material