The ACA Coaching Certification levels now more closely align with school cheerleading levels. The following summarizes what coaches will be certified to teach. For the safety of the athletes, coaches are not able to teach skills above their certification level. Due to safety considerations, teams who attempt skills above their coaches' listed certification level may be subject to deductions or disqualification.
The ACA Coaching Certification programis curently being updated. As soon as the updates are completed we will post dates of certifications.
Credentials can take anywhere from 15 - 90 minutes depending on the number of modules you will be taking. The registration process will ask for your preferred start time(s) and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. We will contact you with your start time as soon as possible. Due to limited spaces, please be advised that it may not be possible to assign you to your preferred time but we will do our utmost to cater to everyone's needs.
The following fees will be in effect from June 2018:
Credentialing is charged at $30.00 per module, per level (e.g. if you wish to certify at Novice (Level 1) Tumbling, Novice (Level 1) Building Skills, Intermediate (Level 2) Tumbling and Intermediate (Level 2) Building Skills, your total cost will be $120.00).
Re-credentialing (i.e. you are approaching the three-year mark since you certified through ICU/USASF and need to re-certify) will be $60.00 for Levels 1, 1-2 or 1-3, and $80.00 for Levels 1-4 to 1-6.
The ICU offers credentialing for levels 4.2 and Premier (level 6).
BEFORE YOU CREDENTIAL
Once you have registered an email with a link for the exams will be sent to you. You must complete and pass the written test(s), you must print or have a picture of your certificate and take it with you to your designated hands-on testing session. You will not be permitted to take the hands-on portion of the credentialing without a printed test certificate.
Practical Experience Evidence (PFE)
If you are credentialing at Median (Level 3) or above in any skill set, you are required to provide signed evidence of prior coaching experience. This form will be emailed to your gym owner/head coach and needs to be completed by them to complete the certification.