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What are the steps to become a 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

Coaching Education Program Requirements

  • Find, register and attend the required certification clinic. (Cost is $40 plus any lunch fees if applicable) You can only attend one clinic per season. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Continue below to find a clinic.
  • Complete the online age-specific module(s) for the age level of play you are coaching. (Cost is $10 per module) (The online modules are available from September 1 to December 31.) Click here for the modules.
  • Must attend the required clinic and complete the necessary online age-specific module(s) by December 31 of the current playing season to continue coaching on January 1.

Certification Expired?

Have questions about what to do if your certification is expired? Click on the document below for all your answers.

USA Hockey Online Registration

Coaches must be members of USA Hockey in order to receive CEP certification.

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