USA Cycling Continuing Education

  
  


USA Cycling’s Coaching Education Mission is to Enhance coaches abilities through excellence in education, opportunities, tools, and technology.  The purpose of our continuing education program is to support this mission and provide USA Cycling coaches with the most up to date knowledge and skills related to being a cycling coach.
 
Program Overview
In order to maintain a coaching license through USA Cycling, each coach is required to complete 40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over a two-year cycle.  Coaches must submit a CEU Report Form for recertification every two (2) years, which is based on the first year the coach earned a coaching license.

***New for 2014 - CEU Provider Seal of Approval***
USA Cycling is commited to providing Coaches with the best possible Continuing Education to train the best cyclists. In order to further this committment, USA Cycling is restructuring their CEU Provider program to include an application process to qualified providers. Potential providers must apply for the USA Cycling Continuing Education Seal of Approval by submitting the Seal of Approval Form by November 30, 2013. 

With Distinction
USA Cycling recognizes coaches who meet the 40 CEU requirement through continuing education by instilling upon them the title of coach “With Distinction”.  If a coach earns the requisite CEUs to recertify, the coach will have a *D designation on the FIND A COACH page and his/her coaching certificate will also include “With Distinction”.   The *D designation is available only when CEUs are due; the designation cannot be attained during a CEU cycle.
 
Calculating CEUs
In general, CEUs are based on actual clock hours or contact hours undertaken to complete an activity or event related to coaching cyclists.  In general, one contact hour equals 1.0 CEU; thus, attending an 8 hour lecture will generally yield 8 CEUs.  However, USA Cycling will assign a value for a seminar/clinic/conference based on its relevancy to coaching cyclists. Please see the list below for approved CEUs and their values.
 
Continuing education does NOT include the daily activities of a coach such as attending training, leading training rides, meeting with athletes, etc.
 
In general, to be eligible for CEUs a conference/seminar must be applicable to coaching cyclists or performance improvement related to cycling.  
 
CEUs completed in the same calendar year as one becomes a coach count toward that year.  For instance, if a coach attends a conference which would earn CEUs in January but do not become a licensed coach until March, the course in January will count toward that year’s CEU.  However, if you become a coach in January you cannot count a course taken in the previous calendar year as CEUs.
 
Exception: If you become a licensed coach on or after December 1, anything you do in December counts in that 2 year cycle.  Essentially you have an extra month.  For instance, if Mary becomes a coach on December 2, 2012 then takes a USA Cycling level 2 course on December 5-7, 2012.  When she renews for 2014 she counts the December 2012 course in her 2011-2012 cycle.  However, a seminar she attended in November 2012 would not count.
 
Non-USA Cycling seminars/conferences
USA Cycling reserves the right to assign or deny a CEU value to non-USA Cycling seminars and conferences. CEU values are based upon relevancy to coaching cyclists and are assigned by USA Cycling, not by what another organization assigns. Again, these values are based upon the relevancy to coaching cyclists. For instance, if a coach attends a USA Triathlon conference which spends time on running, swimming, cycling, etc., only the hours spent on cycling would count.  In addition, topics which address all sports such as nutrition, periodization or sport psychology are generally credited.
 
USA Cycling will grant credits to seminars covering medical content if the material addresses prevention or identification, not diagnosis or treatment.  Coaches are not qualified to diagnose injuries or diseases and are not qualified to treat injuries or diseases.  Even if a certified coach has a license to practice medicine or healthcare, these skills lie outside the scope of what a cycling coach is certified to do.
 
If you are interested in attending or hosting a seminar or conference not listed below, contact the Coaching Education Director with the conference or activity information BEFORE attending or hosting so a CEU value may be assessed.  Please include an agenda and list of presenters with their bios so USA Cycling may determine its relevancy to cycling.
 
Non-USA Cycling Certifications
Non-USA Cycling accepted certifications are listed below. This list is not exhaustive.  If a certification is not listed, please contact the USA Cycling Coaching Education Director.  Please note, organizations such as USA Triathlon, USA Track and Field, USA Weightlifting, are all part of the Olympic “family” of NGBs—National Governing Bodies---and therefore categorized as Other NGB Coaching Certifications if not listed individually.
 
What to Turn in?
During the renewal process, a coach needs only to send in a completed CEU Report Form. Please keep a record of certificates, receipts and supporting documentation should you be chosen for an audit. CEU Report Forms will only be accepted at the time of your coaching license renewal.
 
Please do not turn in a CEU report form 1) prior to the due date 2) when you reach 40 CEUs 3) or “piecemeal” such as every time you complete a continuing education activity.
 
Each coach is responsible for maintaining a record of his/her CEU activities.  USA Cycling does not track activities outside of USA Cycling seminars or clinics.  Coaches are also responsible for maintaining a record of USA Cycling seminars and clinics attended.  To view your past CEU order, log in to your account and click on “account” (below the welcome header). Here click on the “View Order History” button.
 
What if I do not attain the required CEUs?
If a coach does not meet the 40 CEU requirements for the reporting period, his/her coaching license cannot be renewed.  A coach not meeting the CEU requirement may renew his/her coaching license by first paying the CEU recertification fee and/or re-taking the exam for the coach's current level of certification.
 
If a coach does not meet the required 40 CEUs, please use the chart below to determine your CEU recertification fee and if you need to retest. To pay the recertification fee, log into your account and click on “account” (below the welcome header). Here click on “Coaching Links (including tests)” and on the corresponding page you will find access to pay the fee. You will also find the link to take the corresponding test for your coaching level. If the link is not appearing, please email the Coaching Education Director.
 
Coaching Level 40+ CEUs 20-39 CEUs 0-19 CEUs
Level 3 No recertification fee/No Re-exam $20+re-examination $35+re-examination
Level 2 No recertification fee/No Re-exam $79 $149+ re-examination
Level 1 No recertification fee $129 $249
Since the level 3 exam changed, a coach may purchase Introduction to Coaching Cyclists, although it is not required.  The examination is based on the manual along with USA Cycling rules, UCI rules, and WADA/USADA anti-doping code.

Approved CEU List
 
Below is a list of approved CEU programs.  Please note, the programs listed are only the ones which have been sent to USA Cycling for approval.  If you are interested in a seminar or conference not listed, please send the Coaching Education Director the agenda or URL to the conference website for assignment of a CEU value. 
Title Presenter/Organizer Location Type CEU Value
2010 Sport Nutrition Conference Arizona State U Tempe, AZ Conference 6
2011 Regional/National Development Camp Coach/Mgr USA Cycling Various Camp 15
3 Day Functional Training Summit Performbetter.com Various Summit 10
ACE Guide to Resistance Training for Older Adults Am Council on Exercise DVD DVD 1
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Workshop ACSM Various Conference/seminar/clinic 10
ACSM Group Exercise Instructor ACSM Various Certification 5
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer ACSM Various Certification 5
ACSM HFS ACSM Various Certification 10
ACSM CES ACSM Various Certification 5
ACSM RCEP ACSM Various Certification 5
ACSM National Conference ACSM Various Conference 20
Adv Exercise Nutrition 1.1 Human Kinetics Online Online 15
Advanced Power Training 1.1 Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Advanced Strength Training 1.1 Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Advanced Training for Muscular Endurance 1.1 Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Art & Science of Triathlon DVD USA Triathlon DVD DVD 2.5
BG FIT Specialized Various Clinic 16
Bikefit Level 1 BikeFit.com Various Clinic 10
BikeFit Level 2 Bikefit.com Various Clinic 15
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assess and Prescr Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Charity Coaching Program (per calendar year) JDRF/TNT     5
College Course Credit (per semester hour) Accredited College/University Various Course 5
College Course Credit (per quarter hour) Accredited College/University Various Course 3
Collegiate Coaching (per calendar/academic year)       5
Concussion in Sport NFHS Online Online 1
Corrective Exercise Specialist NASM Various Conference 15
CPR or AED certification AHA or ARC Various Certification 2.5
CPR or AED or BLS American Red Cross Various Certification 2.5
CPR or AED or BLS American Heart Association Various Certification 2.5
CSCS Modules (each) Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Current Research in Supplements in Athletes Human Kinetics Online Online 5
Current Trends in Performance Nutrition Human Kinetics Online Online 5
CycleOps Indoor Cycling CycleOps Various Seminar 8
Disordered Eating in Active Individuals Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Effectively Engaging Parents NFHS Online Online 1
Evidence Based Strengthening and Conditioning SIS Various Conference 10
Exercise Anatomy, Updated Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Exercise and Sport Psychology Human Kinetics Online Online 15
Exercise Nutrition Human Kinetics Online Online 10
Exercise Physiology Human Kinetics Online Online 10
F.I.S.T Bike Fit Certification F.I.S.T Various Certification 10
Female Triad: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention APTA Online Online 1
First Aid American Red Cross Various Certification 2.5
First Aid American Heart Association Various Certification 2.5
First Aid (and its varieties) AHA or ARC Various Certification 2.5
Fitmaster Level 1 Certification Fitmaster/Fit Kit Various Certification 10
Fitmaster Level 2 Certification Fitmaster/Fit Kit Various Certification 10
Fitmaster Level 3 Certification Fitmaster/Fit Kit Various Certification 5
Fitness Program Design Human Kinetics Online Online 5
Fitness Through Cycling Human Kinetics Online Online 2.5
Flexibility Assessment and Prescription Human Kinetics Online Online 2.5
Functional Movement Screening Seminars PerformBetter.com Various Seminar 5
Fundamentals of Coaching NFHS Online Online 3
GSSI Self-tests (approved topics only) Gatorade Online Self-Tests 1
High School Coachin (per calendar/academic year) Various Various 5
Hydration for Athletes Human Kinetics Online Online 2.5
Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification Various Various Certification 5
Injury Prevention Series AAFA Online Online 4
Muscular Fitness Assess % Prescr v 1.2 Human Kinetics Online Online 2.5
NASM Personal Trainer Certification NASM Online Certification 5
NETA Hands on Strength Training Workshop Nat'l Exercise Trainers Assoc Various Workshop 7
NETA Personal Trainer Certification Nat'l Exercise Trainers Assoc Various Certification 5
NETA Personal Trainer Workshop Nat'L Exercise Trainers Assoc Various Workshop 14
NGB Coaching Certification (each level) Various Various Certification 20
NSCA National Conference NSCA Various Conference 15
Nutrition Periodization (course 4527/4527E) DSWFitness Online Online 4
Performance Conditioning Article (per published article)     2.5
Performance Conditioning Cycling Self-tests (each) USAC PCC Online Self-Tests 1
Pre-Exercise Health Screening Human Kinetics Online Online 5
Protein Intake for Clients and Athletes DSWFitness Online Online 2
Respect in Sport Respect Group Inc Online Online 2.5
Retul Bike Fitting Certification Retul University Various Certification 10
Serotta Advanced Bike Fit Serotta Various Clinic 5
Serotta Fundamentals Bike Fit Serotta Various
Clinic
10
Serotta Motion Capture Serotta Various
Clinic
5
Serotta Personalized Bike Fit Serotta Various
Clinic
20
Speed, Agility and Quickness Training North American Seminars/Brian Lawler Various Conference 8
Sport Safety Training American Red Cross Various Certification 10
Strategies for Designing and Marketing Small Group Personal Training ACE Online Online 1
Supplementation for Training or Performance Human Kinetics Online Online 2.5
Team Director UCI/IPC race (per day, max of 20 in a CEU cycle)   Various   5
TNT Cycling Coach Certification Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Various Certification 4
TNT Tier I Triathlon Certification Clinic Leukemia Lymphoma Society Various
Clinic
7
TNT Tier II Triathlon Coaching Clinic Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Various
Clinic
11
Trek Fit Services Trek Various Clinic 20
TRX Suspension Training TRX Various Seminar 7
UCI National Commisar UCI/USAC Various Clinic 10
USAC Certified Skills Instructor Course USA Cycling Various Clinic 20
USAC Communique Article (per published article) USA Cycling     2.5
USAC Development Camp Staff (per day) USA Cycling Various   3
USAC Level 1 Clinic Various Colorado Springs Clinic 40
USAC Level 2 "classic" Refresher (2011 and prior) USA Cycling Various Conference 30
USAC Level 2 "classic" refresher (2012 and beyond) USA Cycling Various Conference 20
USAC Level 2 ("classic") USA Cycling Various Clinic 30
USAC Level 2+  skills USA Cycling Various Clinic 35
USAC Level 2+ skills Refresher USA Cycling Various Conference 35
USAC Level 2 skills only course USA Cycling Various Clinic 12
USAC Certified Skills Instructor Course USA Cycling Various Clinic 15
USAC Level 3 Certification USA Cycling Online Certification 20
USAC Level A Officials Clinics USA Cycling Various Certification 10
USAC Level B Officials Clinics USA Cycling Various Certification 10
USAC Level C Officials Clinics USA Cycling Various Clinic 4
USAC Power Based Training Certification USA Cycling Various Certification 10
USAC Power Based Training Clinic USA Cycling Various Clinic 20
USAC Skills Clinic USA Cycling Various Clinic 25
USAC Webinar 1 hr scheduled duration USA Cycling Various Online 2
USAT Elite Coaching Apprenticeship USA Triathlon Colorado Springs, CO Apprenticeship 5
USAT Level 1 Certification USA Triathlon Various Certification 20
USAT Level 2 Certification USA Triathlon Various Certification 20
USAT Level 3 Certification USA Triathlon Various Certification 20
USATF Level 1 Certification USA Track and Field Various Certification 20
USATF Level 2 Certification USA Track and Field Various Certification 20
USATF Level 3 Certification USA Track and Field Various Certification 20
US Paralympic Development Camp (per day) US Paralympic Cycling Various Various 3
Vegetarian Sports Nutrition DSWFitness Online Various 10
Weight Management Human Kinetics Online Online 5
Winning Sports Nutrition DSWFitness Online Online 10
Wobble Naught Bike Fit Wobble Naught Various Clinic 25
Women in Coaching Conference USOC Colorado Springs Conference 20
Training Bible Coaching Various/Joe Friel Aurora, IL
Seminar
4
Enhancing Women's Leadership
and Performance in Endurance Sports
Varied/Kristen Dieffenbach Atlanta, GA Seminar
 
10
Designing, executing and evaluating
an annual training plan
Velodynamics/Charles Howe Maple Heights, OH
Seminar
2.5
YMCA Endurance Symposium YMCA Indianapolis, IN Seminar 4
USOC Training Plan Design USOC Colorado Springs
Conference
25
Trifest Conference Various Tucson, AZ
Conference
12.5
Allen Lim Talk Allen Lim Various
Seminar
2.5
ACSM Health Fitness Expo ACSM Atlanta, GA
Expo
20
Aerodynamics Colorado Premier Training Fort Collins, CO
Seminar
17.5
Sports Nutrition Update USAT/Bob Seebohar Colorado Springs Seminar 4
CycleOps Power Course Atlanta Cycling/Frank Overton Atlanta, GA
Seminar
10
Coaching Junior Cyclists Conference Frazier Cycling Atlanta, GA
Conference
10
Art & Science of Bike Fit TriFit Santa Monica, CA Seminar 20
Collegiate Cycling Conference USA Cycling Fort Collins, CO
Conference
15
Midwest Sports Performance Conference Univ of Kansas Lawrence, KS Conference 7.5
The Art & Science of Interval Training USAC/Steve McGregor Seattle, WA Seminar 2.5
ACSM Annual Meeting ACSM Seattle, WA Conference 20
USAT SportScience Track: Lactate Testing USA Triathlon Clermont, FL Seminar 20
Congress on Cycling Science Napier U Edinburgh, Scotland Conference 25
Utah Sport Summit Utah Sports for Life/Various Salt Lake City, UT Summit 8
The Science of Cycling, Bike Fitting and Product Design Andy Pruitt/Roger Minkow Boulder, CO Seminar 1.5
USOC International Altitude Training Symposium USOC Colorado Springs, CO Seminar 15
Efficiency Movement Jessi Stensland Fairfield, NJ Seminar 5
Healing with Whole Foods Paul Pitchford Chicago Seminar 10
Explosive Cycling Power Harvey Newton Jacksonville, FL Clinic 2.5
Science of Training Bob Hanisch Brookfield, WI Seminar 1.5
Triangle Sports Med Symposium Various Raleigh, NC Seminar 5
Coaches and Sports Science College East Tennessee State U Johnson City, TN Conference 10
TrainingBible Conference TrainingBible Ballwin, MO Conference 5
Female Athlete Triad Midwest Orthopedic Franklin, WI Conference 1
Coaching Juniorr Cyclists Conference Frazier Cycling Atlanta, GA Conference 10
Coaches Clinic Peak Performance Pros Milwaukee, WI Clinic 2
Weekend Warriors and Injury Prevention Midwest Orthopedic Franklin, WI Conference 1
NE Triathlon Symposium Fitwerx Fitchburg State (MA) College Seminar 4
USAT Art and Science Symposium USA Triathlon Various Seminar 5
Bike Fit/Injuries and Knee Pain UW Health Sports Medicine Madison, WI Clinic 1.5
Bone Health and Strength Training UW Health Sports Medicine Madison, WI Clinic 1.5
ACSM Regional ACSM Golden, CO Conference 5
TNT Nutrition Lecture Tricia/TNT Charlotte, NC Seminar 2
Energy Metabolism and Training Intensity UW Health Sports Medicine Madison, WI Conference 1.5
Texas Power Summit PeaksCoachingGroup Fayetteville, TX Summit 12
TNT Injury Prevention Clay Gasparovich, MD Charlotte, NC Conference 2
YMCA Endurance Symposium YMCA Indianapolis, IN Seminar 4
PeaksCoachingGroup Spring Camp PeaksCoachingGroup Bedford, VA Camp 10
Equipment Selection, integrating tech The Sport Factory Roswell, GA Conference 1
Time Trial & Triathlon Positioning Sean Madsen/Boulder Center Boulder, CO Conference 1.5
Davanti Level 1 Skills Clinic Davanti Cycling/Luisa Sullivan Boulder, CO Clinic 5
Power Racing Tactics Camp PeaksCoachingGroup Split Rock Resort, OA Camp 25
Sport nutrition and weight control The Sport Factory Roswell, GA Conference 1
Sport Sciences Insight Conference Sport Sciences Insight Chicago Conference 8
Athlete testing and using powermeter for optimal cycling The Sport Factory Roswell, GA Seminar 1
Mental Skills for training, race The Sport Factory Roswell, GA Seminar 1
ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise ACSM Miami Beach, FL Conference 20
USA Cycling Coaching Summit USA Cycling Colorado Springs, CO Summit 40
Sport specific strength training The Sport Factory Roswell, GA Conference 1
Planning a Successful Base Season 3 part workshop Greenville Cycling Center Greenville, SC Workshop 4.5
Education Summit TriPeakAthlete.com Guaynabo, PR Summit 8.5
CTS Coaching College Carmichael Training Systems Colorado Springs, CO Conference 13
Annual Coaches and Sport Science College ETSU Johnson City, YN Conference 9
Hunter Allen Training and Racing with Power Hunter Allen/PeakscoachingGroup Richmond, VA Conference 6
FitWerx New England Triathlon Symposium Fit Werx Fitchburg, MA Seminar 4
TrainingBible Annual Coaching Meeting TrainingBible Geneva, IL Conference 15
High Performance Symposium USAT Colorado Springs, CO Seminar 5
Carrabus County Sports Med Symposium   Carrabus County, NC Seminar 3
The Missing Link to Optimal Performance Audrey Lee/GCC Simpsonville, SC Seminar 3
UNC Sports Medicine Seminar CAATSA Chapel Hill, NC Conference 1.5
N. Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association   N. Carolina Conference 4
Cornering Clinic for Men WenzelCoaching Portland, OR Clinic 3
USAT Bike Skills Clinic USAT/Mike Heitz Clermont, FL Clinic 12
SCAN Conference ADA Chicago, IL Conference 12
Youth and Junior Coaching Clinic USA Triathlon Various Clinic 8.5
Endurance Training Symposium NSCA Colorado Springs, CO Seminar 16
ITU PATCO Level 1 Coach Course ITU Belize Seminar 7
Peaks Coaching Group Coaching Summit Peaks Coaching Group Bedford, VA Summit 7
National Coaching Conference USOC Colorado Springs, CO Conference 10
Peaks Coaching Group Webinars Peaks Coaching Group Bedford, VA Webinar 1
Medicine of Cycling Conference USA Cycling Colorado Springs, CO Conference 20
 Leader's Summit National Interscholastic Cycling Association Various Summit 9
Coaches and Sport Science College ETSU Johnson City, TN Conference 10.5
Junior Conference USA Cycling Morgantown, WV Conference 15
ACSM NE Regional Meeting ACSM Providence, RI Conference 15
Fit Werx NE Triathlon
Symposium
Fit Werx Fitchburg, MA Seminar 4

If you have questions, please contact the Coaching Education Manager.

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