- It is the responsibility of the local association to identify those coaches who do not meet the certification requirements. All coaches have until December 31of the current season, or earlier date as established by the district and/or affiliate, to attend a USA Hockey coaching clinic. All coaches must complete the online age-specific modules PRIOR to participating with their team.
- Prior to the start of all games throughout the season all coaches are required to indicate their current certification status on the scoresheet, regardless of their certification level. All coaches (except for juniors) must legibly print their USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) number, their CEP level (levels 1-5), their online age-specific playing level module, and the year their CEP level was attained.
- Beginning January 1 of the current season, prior to the start of each game, all coaches present are required to sign the designated area of the scoresheet in order to verify the accuracy of the playing roster, as it appears on the scoresheet, for that game.
Penalty and Enforcement
Any coach not in possession of these certification requirements will be ineligible to coach for the remainder of the season. Districts and/ or affiliates are required to uphold this penalty. It will be the responsibility of the local association registering the team to enforce the national policy.