Power Based Training Courses/Certification
USA Cycling is working with TrainingPeaks and Peaks Coaching Group (PCG) to offer both e-learning and in-person opportunities for coaches to be educated and certified to coach athletes using power.
USA Cycling Coaches have multiple options available to the to acquire the power training necessary to become Power Training certified:
- Coaches can simply take the Power Certification Test provided by USA Cycling
- Coaches can take the Power Training e-learning course, provided by TrainingPeaks, then take the Power Certification Test provided by USA Cycling
- Coaches can take the Power Clinics, provided by PCG, then take the Power Certification Test provided by USA Cycling
Coaches will be awarded 25 CEUs for commpletion of any of the power based training courses and/or the successful completeion of the Power Certification Test.
USA Cycling and TrainingPeaks are currently building the e-learning course. The expected completion and availability of the e-learning course is the first quarter of 2016. Coaches will be made aware when the course is available.
USA Cycling has partnered with Peaks Coaching Group to offer in-person power clinics. The Peaks Coaching Group Power Course teaches you how to coach using a power meter and follows the USA Cycling Power Curriculum allowing coaches the opportunity to become USA Cycling Power Certified Coaches once they pass the USA Cycling Power Certification Test. This course is led by Hunter Allen, Dr. Stephen McGregor, and Dr. Andrew R. Coggan, the PCG Power Clinic is one of the most comprehensive and knowledge packed coaching clinics available.
For registration and more information, please visit PCG HERE
Power Based Training Exam/Certification
The only way to become a USA Cycling Power Certified coach is to take and pass the Power Certification Test. Only Level 2 and Level 1 coaches are eligible to become a USA Cycling Power Certified coach. Level 3 coaches may complete any of the above courses and Power Training Test, but will not be eligible to become Power Training Certified until they achieve USA Cycling Level 2 coach status.
The Power Certification Test can be downloaded by logging into your account and clicking on "account" (under the Welcome header). On the account page click on "Coaching Links (including tests)" which is where you will find the link to download the test. Your coaching license must be current in order to access the exam.
In order to pass the Power Certification Test, you must score a grade of 80% or higher. Those who do not achieve the 80% will be provided one (1) additional chance to correct their errors. If, after two (2) attempts a coach does not score the required 80%, they must wait one calendar year to re-take the exam and resubmit the entire exam as well as be required to re-pay the test fee.
The cost of the Power Certification Test is $179.
Please review the cancellation policy in the FAQ section.
This Article Updated September 10, 2015 @ 07:58 PM For more information contact: