I think I already have my SCA certification, when do I need to re-certify?
SCA certification expires after three years as does first aid certification. Both SCA and First Aid certification must be kept up to date. Please contact the executive director email@example.com to inquire about your certification and if it’s time to re-certify!
Do all of the coaches for our team need to be certified?
Yes, all coaches are required to be certified, especially if coaching alone. New coaches may begin as coaches-in-training. To qualify to be a coach in training you must be at least 12 years old. All coaches in training must complete the following before assisting in any practices. Respect in Sport, Concussion awareness and the Intro to Cheer-CIT. All coaches in training must be accompanied at ALL times by a SCA certified coach. All coaches in training are limited to 2 years under this program or until 16 years of age and can be certified under the SCA coaching certification program.
Do I have to certify at all levels?
If you have a current SCA certification that will expire, you have the opportunity to challenge the level your are currently certified at. For example, if you have a current SCA level 3 certification that will expire shortly, you can challenge the level 3 exam and bypass levels 1 and 2.
What level of certification do I require?
You must obtain your SCA certification up to the level you will be coaching. For example, if you are coaching a Level 2 senior team you must certify up to level 2 through the SCA.
Is there an age minimum?
Yes, coaches must be at least 16 years of age to receive certification. Junior coaches are considered in-training and may attend the SCA training clinics and conferences and must work under an SCA certified coach.