Education

CEUs & Webinars

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.

Please note: if you’re looking for a CEU report summary form, click here.

FOR THE CEU PROVIDER APPROVED LIST CLICK HERE

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 CEUs, USA Cycling is not responsible for tracking individual coaches CEUs.

CEU Provider Program

The goal of the CEU Provider program is to provide USA Cycling coaches with quality education to coach cyclists. Each provider listed below 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 the Continuing Education Department atcoaches@usacycling.org.

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 requirements through continuing education, will receive a “with distinction” as noted on the FIND A COACH page. CEUs gained while a coaches 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 coaches@usacycling.org.

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

Webinars

Webinars (online presentation or seminar) play an integral part coach education and provide valuable CEUs. USA Cycling is committed to consistently providing new and innovative educational opportunities for our coaches, therefore we will be providing live webinars regularly throughout the year. 

A calendar of current webinars can be found by clicking this link.


How To Register for a Webinar

Registration for all webinars can be done through your USA Cycling account. Log in and click 'Coach Links', then under 'Manuals & Education' click on "Available Clinics, Webinars & Tests". You may choose to use a search function (Control + F) to go directly to your intended topic or webinar. Most live webinars will take place at 11am MTN time. Recorded webinars are available anytime for your convenience.  Upon registration, you will receive email confirmation with an additional registration link. Coaches who register for the live webinars will also receive links to the recorded version following the live presentation.

Please retain the follow-up email from each webinar for continuing education units for coaching certification. All participants will receive the appropriate CEUs per USA Cycling Coaching Education webinar (live or recorded).

2019 Live Webinar Schedule

Date & Time
Presenter
Title
Series
CEU Value
Mar 18, 11A Mtn
Mar 20,
1P Mtn
Mar 21, 11A Mtn
Menachem Brodie
Building & Designing a Highly Effective Annual Strength Training Plan for Your Athletes3
10 CEU
May 7;
11A Mtn
Barry Anderson
The Power of Aerodynamic Optimization
13 CEU
Jul 16, 18; 11A Mtn
Kristen Arnold
Signs & Symptoms of Nutrition Related Issues for Your Athletes26 CEU
Oct 8, 10; 11A Mtn
Dr. Kate Bennett
Mental Health of Cyclists
26 CEU

Webinar Recordings

If you cannot attend the webinar live, you can still take part! Webinar recordings are extremely practical as we have a large database of presentations going back a few years, covering a wide array of topics. Additionally, we have recorded versions of our presenters from the Coaching Summits.

Recordings of webinars will be made available shortly after the live viewing. To view all recorded webinars, log into your account and select ‘Coach Links’ then under ‘Manuals & Education’, select ‘Available Clinics, Webinars and Tests’. From here, you can do a search function ('Control + F') and type in the title or key words of the webinar you are seeking.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Webinar? A webinar is a web based seminar. It is a cost effective method for offering interested parties educational presentations. When you log into the webinar, you will see whatever is on the presenter's screen. To hear the presenter speak, you will be able to listen over your computer or you can call into a telephone number. There is limited interactivity. The attendees can offer questions via a chat like function.

What are the technical requirements for "attending" a webinar? You will need a high speed internet connection and a reliable Internet browser.  Attendees should log into the webinar 10 or so minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

Who can attend the webinar? Webinars are open to USA Cycling coaches.

What is the cost? Webinars cost vary depending on if they are a single webinar or a webinar series.

Registration and attendance is required to earn CEU credit.