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Coaching Information and Requirements

In order to coach, you are required to be certified at the appropriate level for the upcoming season. Learn more about Coaching Education Program requirements. 

AHAI's Coaching Program Webpage

AHAI Coaching Committee

Coach Screening Program

Coaches Education Center from USA Hockey

Expired CEP Information

Steps to Become a USA Hockey 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 (Must be completed before participating in any team activities)

Coaching Education Program Requirements (Must be completed by Dec. 31 of the current season)

  • 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 and all coaches start at Level 1. (The coaching clinic season for Levels 1-3 officially runs from September 1 to December 31). Click here 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.