2020-2021 Professional Coach/Choreographer CER Program Modules
Enrollment is for primary coaches, choreographers, assistant coaches and element specialists who train or instruct one or more skaters or teams participating in any U.S. Figure Skating or member club activities or at U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events (other than group lessons as part of a Learn to Skate USA program.)
Once you register for the module, you will receive an email with a link to the course.
Completion deadline: June 30, 2020; active through June 30, 2021
Each pre-packaged, pre-priced module ($70.00) contains four individual CER courses (one in each topic area). Choose and complete only one module. Completion of all four topics will fulfill the CER requirement for U.S. Figure Coach Compliance for the 2020-2021 season. A completion certificate will be automatically issued from the e-learning system.
Completing a module after the June 30 deadline will result in a late price of $40.00 per topic area for a total module price of $160. Complete only one module per season, as completing more than one for CER credit per season cannot be refunded.
- The exam is “open book,” and the exams are NOT timed.
- Once the exam is started, it must be completed. Answers will not be saved if the exam is exited before it is finished. The exam will need to be attempted again and will count as one of the three allowed attempts.
- A passing grade of 80% (48 correct out the 60 questions presented) on the module exam is required to earn CER credits for this season.
- In the event that you do not achieve a passing grade, please review the course content before attempting a retry.
- There are three (3) attempts allowed for this exam before a re-registration is required.
Module 2: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 300: 2GRO_W CHAMPIONS
The objective of CER ACP 300: 2GRO_W Champions is to provide coaches’ education on the Definition, Recognition, Elimination, and Prevention of abusive coaching, and the building of safe training environments in figure skating. This course covers a topic that is delicate and often difficult for us to talk about, and it reflects PSA’s and U.S. Figure Skating’s dedication and commitment to providing skaters with the best possible experience by providing the finest training for skating coaches. Within this course, the goal is for you to learn about the types of abuse that can occur and the situations that can foster an abusive relationship. It is our purpose to provide you with information about recognizing signs of abuse and helping to explain the effects of abuse. It is important for coaches to know what to do if you become aware of abuse, how to react to it, and how to report it.
CER ROS 400: Application of IJS Program Components
CER ROS 400: Application of IJS Program Components is designed to provide coaches and choreographers with:
Detailed explanations, details and clarity of the criteria for each of the five Program Components
Important information on program component scoring needed to maximize the Program Component Score (PCS).
Presentation of the principles of the creative arts and their impact on Program Components
Lists of judging focus points of each component
Overall concepts of components allowing for integration of these principles into the development of Program Components in their skaters
CER ETH 100: Professional Ethics for Figure Skating Coaches
The goal of CER ETH 100: Professional Ethics for Figure Skating Coaches is to identify and describe approved and accepted professional, ethical, and moral behavior for professional figure skating coaches. Acknowledgement of core responsibilities of the coaching profession is the cornerstone of ethics. Respect, Responsibility, and Integrity encompass the standards of ethical behavior that coaches are expected to exhibit in their role as the primary facilitator of developing skaters. The premise behind this course is to encourage an integrated approach to ethics regarding the professional development of figure skating coaches. When ethical standards are applied consistently, they enable coaches to emphasize and nurture the long-term best interests of skaters and allow coaches to facilitate the development of the highest potential of the skaters.
CER SCI 101: Essential Knowledge of the Blade
CER SCI 101: Essential Knowledge of the Blade is designed to assist coaches with their understanding of the unique performance features of various blades and their functional features. After passing CER SCI 101, coaches will be familiar with blade terminology and its relationship to performance. The course comprehensively describes the various components that define each blade model that help coaches understand why a particular design is right for a particular skater. CER SCI 101 will give coaches insight to consider the requirements of the skaters, the parts of the blade, material, performance features when making blade decisions.