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RRCA Distance Running Coaching Certification

RRCA Coaching Certification Courses are scheduled at selected locations throughout the year. We work with representatives from RRCA member running clubs, events, shoe stores, and corporate members to host official RRCA Coaching Certification Courses during the year. The RRCA uses a systematic process to certify our coaches. The process includes: Attendance at an official RRCA Coaching Certification Course where the RRCA provides a specific body of knowledge on sports science, training methods, coaching fundamentals, and professional conduct and ethics for course attendees Course attendees must demonstrate they have learned the knowledge and can apply it to coaching by successfully completing the online exam Verification of valid First Aid and CPR certifications by certified coaches Certified coaches must agree to abide by the RRCA Coaching Code of Ethics Once a candidate completes all of the steps required for RRCA Coaching Certification the candidate will receive an official certificate and the RRCA will maintain their information on the registry of current RRCA certified coaches. The two-day course includes 16 hours of in-person coursework followed by an online, multiple-choice exam with immediate results.

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