CEPs must be completed by Head and Assistant Coaches by December 31st of the current season

Begin with Level one and complete one level each season through Level 4

Coaches may remain a level one CEP as long as you are coaching at the Mini Mite or Mite levels, once you start coaching squirt (10U) or older, you must take the Level 2
Level 1, 2, and 3 attend a live 6-8 hour clinic in Michigan or virtual clinic anywhere online

Level 4 is a two-day in-person clinic (may be virtual due to covid) and is now only valid for 3 seasons - see below for more information.  

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A coach may attend only only one clinic per season. 


Effective in the 2021-22 season, coaching certification at Levels 4 and 5 is valid for three (3) seasons, as indicated by the expiration date. Before the expiration of their level, coaches must accumulate 5 credit hours of continuing education by either taking Level 5, or by attending other USA Hockey continuing education clinics. The USA Hockey clinic listings will indicate all continuing education offerings and the credit value of each. The Coaching Education Program retains the responsibility for defining continuing education credit values, including clinic or online course work.