STEPS TO BECOME A USA HOCKEY CERTIFIED 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.
Step 1: Click here to register with USA Hockey
Step 2: Click here to register with Simsbury Youth Hockey
Step 3: As appropriate, complete your Coach/Volunteer Screening, SafeSport Training, and Age Specific Modules (Required before participating in any on-ice activities).
a) Coach / Volunteer Screening - The screening policy is to screen every coach / volunteer every two (2) years.
Click here to submit your screening application.
b) Safesport Training - Safesport Training must be completed prior to participation in any on-ice activities. Safesport training is required for all coaches and is valid for two (2) seasons. Thus, if you took the training during the 2017-18 season, it was valid for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons and you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher course for this 2018-19 season. The Safesport Training and Safesport Refresher courses are available all season. Valid Safesport certification is required in order for a coach to be placed on a roster.
Click here to register for Safesport Training.
c) NEW! 2018-19 Age Specific Modules - Required age modules must be completed prior to participation in any on-ice activities. The online age specific modules are now open for the 2017-18 season. Coaches must be current members of USA Hockey in order to register for the modules. Age module training is required in order for a coach to be placed on a roster.
Click here to register for a module.
Step 4: As appropriate, complete your Level CEP (Required by 12/31/18).
Coaching Education Program (CEP) Certification Clinics - Required CEP must be completed by 12/31 of the current season. The USA Hockey coaching clinic season for Levels 1 - 3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31. Level 4 clinics are typically held from April to August with some districts holding them as late as September/October. Clinic schedules are updated regularly.
Click here to find a coaching clinic.
Click here for Expired CEP Frequently Asked Questions