EDUCATION & CREDENTIALING
The IASF Credentialing Program examines, tests and certifies the knowledge, expertise and proficiency that a cheer coach possesses to safely teach building and/or tumbling skills in Levels 1-5.
Aussie Gold will be conducting IASF Education & Credentialing on the following dates in 2020:
12 Jan - Mackay
5 April - Perth
17 May - Melbourne
17 Jan - Gold Coast
2 May - Sydney
24 May - Newcastle
29 March - Adelaide
3 May - Woonona
All coaches will begin at Level 1 and continue through the highest level for which they would like to qualify.
– The initial phase of credentialing includes:
Online “Heads UP: Concussion in Youth Sports” Training Course (Free): Coaches are required to present a copy of their completed Concussion Course Certificate at their Hands-on Assessment. Click HERE to access the course.
– Hands-on Assessment:
Following the workshop, an assessment time will be provided based on order of registration received. We therefore recommend sending your registration in ASAP to avoid lengthy delays waiting for your assessment time.
– Education workshop:
All coaches aiming to gain certification are required to attend a compulsory 90 minute education workshop for each level prior to being assessed.
– Online (written) test:
Applicable links will be sent to you following successful completion of the hands-on test.
Coaches who are re-credentialing (prior to current credentials expiration date) at the same level are not required to attend the education workshop, however are welcome to attend if they would like to brush up on their skills. Assessment times will be provided upon registration.
Practical Field Experience Form
To be credentialed at Level 3 or higher, coaches must document and verify Practical Field Experience coaching at the levels that precede the one for which they are being tested.
To be tested at Level 3, coaches must document and verify that they have spent a minimum of 100 hours coaching at Levels 1 and 2.
To be tested at Level 4, coaches must document and verify that they have spent a minimum of 75 hours coaching at Level 3.
To be tested at Level 5, coaches must be able to document and verify that they have spent a minimum of 75 hours coaching at level 4.
NOTE: Hours spent in the field coaching are cumulative. In essence, they are “in addition to” the hours required at the previous level. For example, for a coach to be eligible to test for level 5 they must have spent at minimum 250 hours coaching at levels 1 through 4 (distributed as listed above).
Maintaining Valid Credentials:
– Credentials are valid for three years and will expire on February 28 at the end of the three year term.
– Coaches who initially credential at Levels 1-4 may test to the next level at any time during the three-year period during which their credentials are valid. Expiration dates will extend an additional three years as each level is successfully completed.
– If a coach does not renew their Credentials by May 28 of a new term, their credentials will expire and the coach must restart the credentialing process from the beginning.
– It is the responsibility of a coach to stay current with credentials. Know your expiration date and plan accordingly. It is always best to plan on attending a re-credential prior to your credentials expiring.
The cost for credentialing is priced per skill set, per level:
|1st Time or Re-credentialing (includes workshop)||LEVEL 1||LEVEL 2||LEVEL 3||LEVEL 4||LEVEL 5|
|Building Skills (Stunts & Tosses)||$110||$110||$110||$110||$110|
|1st Time or Re-credentialing (no workshop)|
|Building Skills (Stunts & Tosses)||$60||$60||$60||$60||$60|