Enrollment in the INTRO CER Coach/Choreographer Program Module is for coaches who have NEVER previously completed any CER courses.
Completion of this program fulfills the CER requirement for the current season for NEW COACHES ONLY and will NOT complete the CER completion requirements for anyone who has completed CERs previously. Coaches who have a CER e-learning account already should NOT register for courses for this Introductory Module, but instead should select a different Professional Coach/Choreographer Module.
2019-2020 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: Prior to coaching for the 2019-20 season; active through June 30, 2020
This pre-packaged, pre-priced module ($70.00) contains four individual CER courses (one in each topic area). Completion of all four topics within the module will fulfill the CER requirement for U.S. Figure Coach Compliance for the 2019-2020 season. A completion certificate will be automatically issued from the e-learning system.
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.
Please note the e-learning platform is not compatible with Safari
Introductory Module Course Descriptions
INTRO CER ACP 200 – Safety Basics for Figure Skating
CER ACP 200 - " Safety Basics for Figure Skating Coaches " incorporates the Safety and Injury Prevention Standards of Care defined by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education The course will cover the basics of coach responsibility for ensuring safe conditions and appropriate actions when emergencies arise; coaching responsibilities in the areas of physiological training, nutrition education, maintaining a drug-free environment, developmental considerations in designing practice and competition to enhance the physical, social, and emotional growth of athletes. In addition, ACP 200 covers basic knowledge essential for coaches in the area of injuries and medical conditions.
INTRO CER ROS 201 – Understanding “Test Refresh”
CER ROS 201 - Understanding “Test Refresh” is designed to assist coaches to:
Understand the change made to the U.S. Figure Skating test structure in May 2017
State the timelines of implementation for: Athletes to be able to receive test credit through IJS protocol; Athletes to be able to use the well-balanced program requirements for testing; Replacing the 6.0 system with an evaluation scale of -3 to + 3; Understand how to earn “pass,” “pass with honors” or “pass with distinction” as a test result
State the procedure for applying for test credit through IJS protocol
State the differences between judging on a 6.0 scale versus a -3 to + 3 scale
INTRO 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.
INTRO CER SCI 100 – Coaching the Young Skater
CER SCI 100 – Coaching the Young Skater is designed to help coaches become familiar with the early and middle stages of child development. Demonstration and examples of how coaches must adapt coaching methods and coaching style to endure safe and effective coaching practice are presented. In addition, the course touches on current practice in talent identification, and the nurturing and development of emergent talent. The course includes a general conditioning section geared toward the 6-11-year-old athlete.