Coaches' Resources

CEU's & Education

What are CEU's?

CEUs are a valuable way for coaches to stay on top of the advancements in coaching to further assist their athletes. Below you will find important information on USA Cycling CEU policies as well as how to acquire, understand, and submit your CEUs necessary to keep your coaching license valid.

CEU 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. CEU Report Forms will only be accepted at the time of your coaching license renewal. Coaches are responsible for tracking and recording their own CEUs.

CEU Provider Program

The goal of the CEU Provider program is to provide USA Cycling coaches with quality education to help them effectively coach cyclists. 

Each provider listed HERE has submitted an application and been approved by the USA Cycling Coaching Education Department to offer valuable CEUs. Any CEU not listed below has not been approved and will not count toward the 40 CEUs. If you know of a company or organization who should apply for our CEU Provider Program, please refer them to our Seal of Approval Form or contact

As a coach, it is your responsibility to obtain at least 40 CEUs every two years in order to renew your coaching license. Coaches who meet the 40 CEU requirement through continuing education will receive a “with distinction” as noted on the FIND A COACH page. 

CEUs gained while a coach's license is inactive or suspended will not count towards the 40 CEU requirement. CEUs will only be accepted if achieved with an active coaching license. Continuing education does NOT include the daily activities of a coach, such as attending training, leading training rides, meeting with athletes, etc.

Coaches who are unable to meet the 40 CEU requirements will have to pay the CEU recertification fee and/or retake the exam, dependent on the coach’s level of certification. Please see the chart below to determine your CEU recertification and if you need to retake the test. To pay the recertification fee, log on to your USA Cycling account, click on "Tools", then click “Account”, then click on “Coaching Links (including tests)” and the corresponding recertification fee.  If the link does not appear, please email

Coaching Level   40+ CEUs20-39 CEUs0-19 CEUs
Level 3   No CEU recertification fee/No Re-exam$20+re-examination$35+re-examination
Level 2  No CEU recertification fee/No Re-exam$79$149+ re-examination
Level 1 No CEU recertification fee$129$249

Fast Talk Laboratories

All active USA Cycling coaches get a FREE membership with Fast Talk Laboratories. Through the membership, you get:

  • Networking with other experienced coaches.
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  • Expert Q&As.
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  • Coaches-only support Forum.
  • FREE CEUs and more CEU opportunities coming soon.